Is this India's most majestic modified Mahindra Thar?
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
Chakan-based Reddy Customs released images of a modified Mahindra Thar. Called "Black Hawk", the custom job features extensive exterior and interior modifications.
Up front, the Mahindra Thar Black Hawk gets a custom-made grille and bumper. The grille features a mesh with vertical fins finished in red placed behind it. This red and black theme extends on to the bonnet and the rest of the bodywork.
Aftermarket additions also include projector headlamps with circular LED DRLs, front tow hooks finished in red, LED turn signals, roof-mounted LED auxiliary lights, a snorkel, and LED tail lamps. The custom Mahindra Thar rides on Maxxis Bravo all-terrain tires wrapped around 5-spoke alloy wheels in black with red highlights.
The custom job replaces the stock Thar's soft top with an FRP hardtop. The rear windows have grown in size as well. Inside, the rear jump seats have bee removed to free up space for cargo. The roof gets a Y-shape light, and a black with red highlights sheet covers the floor. There are no performance-oriented changes.
According to Cartoq, the total cost of the modification is INR 4.99 lakhs. The job takes 21 days to finish, and all parts are available individually making replacement easy if needed. The stock Mahindra Thar CRDe is priced at INR 9.25 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
The Mahindra Thar employs a NEF TCI- CRDe 2,498 cc diesel engine or an M2DICR 2,523 cc diesel engine. The former puts out 105 bhp and 247 Nm pairing with a 5-speed manual transmission routing power to all four wheels, if required, via BorgWarner (Manual Shift) with High & Low Reduction Gear. The other engine model makes 63 bhp and 195 Nm and gets 4x4 as an option. The Thar DI, with the 2.523 cc diesel, is priced at INR 6.48 lakhs (2WD) and INR 7.00 lakhs (4WD) ex-showroom Delhi.
Mahindra Thar Black Hawk by Reddy Customs - Image Gallery
[source - Reddy Customs]
[source - CarToq]