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Old 29th July 2011, 14:47   #1
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Thumbs up Awesome acceleration of a modded Palio 1.6



We get so many after market kits for Jap cars and engines but literally none for Fiat or European. Even though 1.6 engines makes quite a mark when acceleration and speed even in stock form. Enjoy the sheer acceleration. What I like with palio 1.6 is compared to any other cars in the market the performance is quite acceptable even 10 years after production. I like the shift timing Bingo! the car zooms.
Note: I do not know whether this car is a stock or modified. Also I am not sure if someone posted this earlier.
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Old 29th July 2011, 14:53   #2
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0-100 kmph came in 8 seconds, can't be stock. Indian version had 0-100 figure of 12+ secs.
I came across a advt of a Palio GTX for 1.3 lakhs and was tempted to go for it

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220kmph and 0-100kmph in around 6 secs? That would surely be (heavily) modified! Amazing acceleration indeed, specially the way it shoots up in third gear!

That said, whats the top speed of the stock 1.6 in India?
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Old 29th July 2011, 15:15   #4
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That said, whats the top speed of the stock 1.6 in India?
I have seen 175 kph true speed on the GPS in a Palio 1.6 GTX
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Old 29th July 2011, 15:24   #5
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Default Re: Awesome acceleration palio 1.6

Agree with all here, its definitely modified. Also, the stock version is not this free revving and this certainly has forced induction retro-fitted.

I also agree the performance is par for the course, in fact better compared to cars under 9 lakh rupees even now.

I have seen 180 kmph on the speedo in mine.
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220kmph and 0-100kmph in around 6 secs? That would surely be (heavily) modified! Amazing acceleration indeed, specially the way it shoots up in third gear!

That said, whats the top speed of the stock 1.6 in India?
Yup, it is a gem of an engine. Pity it didn't find as many takers as it should have.

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I have seen 180 kmph on the speedo in mine.
I can easily believe that. When I had my Palio 1.6 Sports a couple of years back, I routinely did 140 kmph on my trips from Pune - Dharwad/Hubli and I always got the feeling that the car had a lot more to offer.

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I dont know if anyone capable of modding Fiat engines in India. The guy may be modded with FFE, performance intake, Iridium, may be performance ignition wires . This footage has taken between chennai- trichy highway as mentioned in the 'U' tube description. I am not sure such good modders available in India esp for Palio engines.
@crazydriver: I have tried upto 120kmph in 3rd gear and its simply too good. The worst gear in GTX is 4th.
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You should look for sajeeth's Palio thread then

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ns-sought.html (Red Rooster Power Drive for my Fiat Palio 1.6 - Advise and opinions sought)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ght=fiat+palio (Palio 1.6 Turbo Charged)
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Old 29th July 2011, 15:43   #8
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Default Re: Awesome acceleration palio 1.6

i often come across this avatar on Team BHP

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One can play with 1st, 2nd and 3rd. 4th and 5th - well they are also gears
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Old 29th July 2011, 15:52   #9
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Default Re: Awesome acceleration palio 1.6

@speedsatya & comfortablynumb: Thanks guys!

Is this video actually from India? It looks like taken from the passenger seat, on the right side of the meter- as in from a left hand drive vehicle. Does Palio come in LHD configuration in any market?
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Old 29th July 2011, 16:05   #10
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yes - in some countries Turkey, Neitherland, SAmerican (Brazil), etc - it has a LHD configuration

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Old 29th July 2011, 16:44   #11
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Default Re: Awesome acceleration palio 1.6

If you observe all the comments, Uploader of this video has mentioned:
"no mod & all. just a leak on filter intake"
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Old 29th July 2011, 18:31   #12
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Default Re: Awesome acceleration of a modded Palio 1.6

Wicked acceleration! The car in question definitely has more mods than just a "leak on the intake" (whatever that means!!!). You need over a 100 horses for that kind of sprinting ability.

Man, what a car the Palio 1.6 was, and I insist that the original was more special than the facelift. The only true enthusiast hatch to be launched in India till date.

Thanks for sharing this vid with us.
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Old 22nd December 2011, 11:10   #13
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Disclaimer : Th information shared on this post were sourced from the description field of the Youtube video titled : 'Palio 1.6 8v Turbo 0 a 220km/h - YouTube'.

Well, I stumbled upon this thread by accident while reading some old threads on the forum! I spent few moments online to extract more information on the modifications done on the car. Guess what? I've got the almost all the information including the dyno charts.

The modifications done : (The info shared below was originally in Portuguese. I used Google Translate to translate it to English) :

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TD 0 to 220 km / h

Sevel Palio 1.6 8v turbo c / Mechanical Type 1.6 MPI:
K24 Turbine, chip, 4 plates + 2 reworked auxiliary high flow, Fueltech TurboPro, reworked head, forged pistons IAPEL, IC, 2 comb pumps, etc..

Measurement DynosRace: 301 bar CVs@1.8
Dyno Char :http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...01cv_zippo.jpg
Palio Tuning Club - CPT
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For those who're interested, here is the original video :

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Old 22nd December 2011, 18:10   #14
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Default Re: Awesome acceleration of a modded Palio 1.6

Almost 300hp on a Palio. Must be one heck of a drive! That 1.6 was a scorcher as it is. This just takes it to a different level. Wonder how much he ended up spending. But the way the thing revs is crazy enough to justify the price. Is it just me or is there no turbo lag?
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Old 22nd December 2011, 18:31   #15
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Is it just me or is there no turbo lag?
On such 0 - 100/200 pull you will barely notice any lag as most of the time you are in the power band.
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