Suzuki Jimny turned into a little big footNovember 1, 2019
Japanese students at NATS Automobile College presented their mini-bigfoot project, which is based on the Suzuki Jimny SUV.
The car received significantly increased ground clearance, new springs and shock absorbers, as well as massive tires for off-road. Most of the parts were made specifically for this project. Students finalized the body: removed standard doors, installed an external safety cage from a white-painted steel pipe, and made the roof removable.
As far as the power plant is concerned, there are no changes: the SUV is equipped with a standard 1.5-liter aspirated engine for 102 horsepower paired with either a five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic. Provided that the car weighs about a ton, such a motor is quite enough for off-road driving.
For students, this is not the first experience in building a car – at the beginning of 2019, they presented another project at the Tokyo Motor Show: a compact pickup with the appearance of a Lamborghini Urus, which was built on the basis of the Toyota GT86. The creators again quite seriously modified the original car, completely changing the body, as well as equipping the two-door with increased ground clearance and an improved suspension.
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