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It is well known that you can conjure up the craziest creations from a Honda Jazz, which is called Honda Fit in the USA, as it is ideal as a project car for the wildest tuning fantasies that a tuner can have in the head. We already have various curiosities based on one Honda Fit GK5 presented, but a Baja California racer based on this is something very special. Usually, it is mainly old VW Beetles that are converted into so-called Baja bugs in order to drive on gravel roads and rough terrain and to deliver races. It could very well be that this car is a YouTuber project, because the You-Tube logo and the words “Whatz Production” are on the gasoline can that was attached to the rear. So far, so good, but now we're going to introduce you to this crazy project vehicle.
Baja bug style with a Japanese accent.
The lift kit and the coarse off-road tires are of course very noticeable, and the entire front bumper has been replaced with bull bars and additional headlights to create a real off-road beast out of the small and cute Honda Fit. A snorkel was also installed in order to theoretically be able to cross a river bed, as long as it is not too deep. Fender flares and additional ventilation slots in the bonnet give the Fit a more robust look that goes very well with the rally vehicle. A special highlight, however, are the completely redesigned LED headlights, in contrast to many a Chinese tuning vehicle, have no colored accents, but are kept entirely in white.
Above all on the roof and at the rear, the look is very martial, as the large roof rack looks as if you could transport all the provisions for a desert expedition through the Sahara on it. Also the externally attached spare wheel, which makes the rear view less clear, makes the little Honda fit for the big tour and goes wonderfully with the off-road style of the car. The petrol canister mentioned above, on which the YouTube logo and lettering are located, is the culmination of the probably unique but very interesting tuning project. Additional instruments have also been installed in the interior so that the pilot always has various parameters and telemetry data in view.
The engine was probably not changed.
A 1,5 liter i-VTEC heart beats under the hood, which is not forced ventilation and therefore only provides 130 hp and 155 Newton meters of maximum torque. For such an off-road racer, in our opinion, this is a bit weak, because the modifications certainly also mean a high increase in weight and a drastic deterioration in aerodynamics, which means that the already not exactly brisk fit probably offers rather poor performance. It would be very interesting to know how the front-wheel drive Honda, which curiously does not have all-wheel drive, actually performs in difficult terrain.
Our conclusion on this project:
The tuner has definitely shown courage once before. Converting a Honda Fit into such a desert racer requires a great deal of creativity. If you also want a Honda, which is sold in Germany and Europe under the name Jazz, as a project car, in order to convert it into an off-roader, you can get a good copy for well under 10.000 euros. For all those who spontaneously fell in love with the car, there is of course a large picture gallery at the end of the article. If we get more information about the changes to the small Honda Fit, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply our Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
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Honda Fit in the mighty Baja California style!
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