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Legendary ‘Delta’ And ‘5 Turbo’ Are Back In Suzuki ‘Jimny Sierra’

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TEXT: 小鮒康一(KOBUNA Koichi)  PHOTO: AMW

  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'
  • DAMD's 'little 5.' and 'little Δ.'

DAMD proposes a Lancia & Renault-style Jimny Sierra

In recent years, body kits clad in the image of famous cars of yesteryear have been on the increase. One of the pioneers of this trend, DAMD, presented an unexpected body kit based on an unexpected vehicle as a new product for 2024, which was exhibited at the Osaka Auto Messe (OAM) 2024, 10-12 February 2024, at Intex Osaka.

‘Little 5.’ pays homage to the rally machines of yesteryear

The two new body kits proposed by DAMD, named ‘little 5.’ and ‘little Δ.’, were created under the theme of “European Masterpiece,” and pay homage to the rally machines of the past, which are easily recognized by those who know them. The base of the two vehicles was the Suzuki ‘Jimny Sierra’, a well-known off-road machine.

The blue body-colored Little Cinq pays homage to the Renault 5 Turbo, which was converted from an FF layout to an MR layout to win the WRC, with its blister-style over wings and square headlights.

The decals on the side of the body pay homage to the ‘TURBO’ decal on the 5 Turbo, but as the Jimny Sierra on which it is based is equipped with a 1.5-liter NA engine, the word ‘NON’ is printed in small letters to make a subtle appeal that it is not equipped with a turbo. The playful spirit is not forgotten.

‘Little Δ.’ features a soaring rear wing

The other red body-colored Little Delta pays homage to the Lancia Delta Integrale, which, as you can see from its odd-shaped four headlights and distinctive grille, is known for instilling in rival manufacturers the notion that 4WD was essential for winning rallies.

The passionate Italian red body color, the center stripe reminiscent of the last limited edition ‘Collezione’, and the upright rear wing gives it a ‘character’.

The rear wing is the same as the one on the Little Cinq, but the difference is expressed by changing the angle of attachment, and also by using the same body parts for the ‘little 5.’ and ‘little Δ.’, except for the headlights and grille.

As with all DAMD models, no modifications to the factory body panels are required, and the blister-type over wings are fixed using a combination of the factory over-wing mounting points and double-sided tape, so you can always return to a genuine Jimny Sierra.

The seats collaborated with BRIDE and the reissued OZ Rally Racing is also a must-see

The interior features reclining bucket seats with exclusive upholstery created in collaboration with BRIDE. This upholstery design is currently a special item for the show, but depending on the response, there is a possibility of it being made available on the market, so users of models other than the ‘little 5.’ / ‘little Δ.’ should also take note.

Furthermore, the company was particular about using classic wheels for a classic design and negotiated with OZ Racing, a prestigious Italian wheel manufacturer. Another point not to be overlooked is that they have had the classic “Rally Racing” rally car wheel style of yesteryear reissued and fitted. DAMD will be in charge of sales for the Jimny Sierra, while OZ Racing will share the responsibility of selling the wheels for the Jimny.

The release is scheduled for spring, with prices starting at around 400,000 yen. It can be installed not only by those who are planning to buy a Jimny Sierra, but also by those who are already driving one, so if you are interested in this vehicle, please check it out.

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