What comes in your mind when you hear about an exclusively modified Omni? Well, not an ordinary model, it’s way different that you couldn’t have ever imagined!
Sounds exciting? Isn’t it?
PowerDrift, a YouTube channel dedicated to automobiles and Holy Shift, a team of some talented designers & technicians collaborated to modify a Maruti Omni for a small web series. So, what’s is special about this modified Omni?
Wait! Before we jump to the context, one should know about the Maruti Omni also known as Van.
Earlier, we all have seen Omni in many of 90s Bollywood movies as an ultimate kidnapping vehicle. The Maruti Omni is based on its sibling Suzuki Carry which was launched in India around 1984. The van was designed and manufactured with the aim to give Indians more space and features at less cost.
Resultant, people liked it so much and that’s why the Omni kept selling straight for 30 years and became the king of Vans in the Indian Automotive market. Later on, the manufacturer launched a cargo edition for small business owners to carry their goods. Guess what? The cargo edition was hit too.
I am pretty sure that you have seen Omni in varieties of duties like Ambulance or goods carrier but not a modified one like this! Well, enough brief, let’s see how Holy Shift modified Omni looks like?
How Maruti Omni Modified A.K.A GYMNI Looks From Outside?
Well, I can end this conversation by saying only one word – BEAST but I think this won’t be enough to praise this badass looking Omni.
The guys at Powerdrift and Holyshift took a left out 1st generation Omni and made a road-trip vehicle or shop tuck or maybe an ultimate Kidnap vehicle. 😜
Guess what? The guys at HolyShoift tagged this Omni as Gymni and I think this name completely defines the personality of the vehicle. On the outside, it comes painted in a single-tone shade of dark grey with tons of external modifications.
This modified Omni has a front bull bar, a luggage rack with a big LED bar, 6 off-road fog lights, a set of LED headlamps and a full-body external roll cage. That’s not all, this Omni alteration also gets a rear tow carrier that can lift a good amount of weight. Adding to this, it also holds some off-road accessories like side-mounted pair of jerry cans, tuck-inspired side view mirrors, and etc.
Wheel arches have gone wider and now fits bigger custom printed off-road specs tyres. One sliding door is completed sealed while the other turned into a gullwing door which is usually found in sports cars like Mercedes SLS.
Inside, the designers have not changed anything much except that the rear seating and other stuff has pulled out. Well, this was done to utilise the space and also they didn’t have any option left out because of sealed sliding doors.
Omni Modified Engine Specs & Alterations
Since the team has loaded GYMNI with lots of excess weight in the shape of bars and accessories. So, what next?
They decided to exchange the tiny 3-cylinder 800 cc motor from 1-litre Maruti Suzuki Total Gypsy’s engine. Well, they didn’t stop there! To extract more power, they decided to port the cylinder head. Usually, this process is used to modify and enhance the air quantity which directly relates to adding more horses to the vehicle.
In terms of power transfer, the boosted power is sent to the rear differential with the help of a 4-speed manual gearbox.
Omni Modified Engine Specs
|Engine||4-cylinder, 1000 cc Petrol motor, Multipoint Injection|
|Max. Power||60 bhp @5500 RPM|
|Max. Torque||75 Nm @3000 RPM|
|Drive Type||Rear-wheel drive|
Team Behind This Modified Omni: GYMNI
Meet Rohit Roe Pediredla, an engineer form heart and Head of Operations at IndiGarage. Viva Harsha, an actor by profession and petrol head by passion and last but not the least, Prathick Ramesh, the mechanical nut of the team.
Well, this was Maruti Omni latest modification on Throttlebias. I am pretty sure that you loved this Omni modified. As always, please do let us know your thoughts about this modified Maruti Omni in the comment box below.
Image source: Holy Shift
Omni Modified (GYMNI) FAQs
Name the company behind this modified Omni?
The modification was done by IndiGarage. A car/bike sale, maintenance and repair company operating in Hyderabad.
Is this Maruti Van modified is road legal?
We don’t know GYMNI is a road-legal or not. It was crafted to make for a show and to entertain and inspire all motorheads. One of the best Omni alterations so far.
What is the name of this Omni modified?
Well, the Holy Shift tagged this vehicle as GYMNI which also sounds like Suzuki Jimny.
How to contact to HolyShift for modification work?
You can contact them over social media or their office located in Hyderabad. However, here is social media handle – @holyshiftofficial in case you want to contact them over social media only.