Datsun Go Hotwheels edition – 2016 Indonesia Auto Show (GIIAS)
A tastefully modified Datsun Go Hotwheels edition is in attendance at 2016 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) which is currently underway. Datsun is also showcasing three other heavily customized versions of the hatchback to create a buzz.
The Go Hotwheels edition shows how easy it is to transform the budget hatchback into a race car. The project involves extensive exterior and interior modification.
The car gets aerodynamic body kit all around, an attractive blue-green-white livery, new front bumper with three secondary air intakes, projector headlamp elements with hexagonal enclosures, carbon fibre accented hood and wing mirrors, rear spoiler, golden alloy wheels and a chrome exhaust tip.
The upgraded braking system employs discs for all the four wheels. Suspension system is also likely to have been upgraded. Inside, the Datsun Go Hotwheels edition is equipped with Sparco racing bucket seats, three-spoke race-spec steering wheel, and a new gear knob.
Datsun hasn’t revealed the performance specs of the Hotwheels edition and this means it is merely a show piece to attract young audience. The stock car is powered by a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine derived from the Nissan March (Micra in India). On board the Go, the motor is tuned to produce a modest 68 PS in the interest of fuel economy. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission.