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1987-1993 DAIHATSU Charade GTti specifications


Look beyond the slightly bland styling and daft badging, and you’ll see what a remarkable little machine the Charade GTti is. Powered by a 993cc turbocharged triple, it was a screamer that would keep the mighty Golf GTi 16V in its sights without too much difficulty. Lauded as the world’s first 1-litre road car to breach the 100bhp/litre barrier, it wasn’t the tiny tearaway you might expect, putting in a ramarkably refined performance with a surprisingly capable chassis set-up. Now picking up in profile and values thanks to the active Japanese retro scene.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £7,699
  • Price (excellent)
    £2,000
  • Price (good):
    £1,500
  • Price (average):
    £750
  • Price (project):
    £500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    7.9secs
  • Top speed:
    114.0mph
  • Power:
    99.0bhp
  • Torque:
    96.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line three
  • Aspiration:
    Turbocharged
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3607mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2340mm
  • Width:
    1615mm
  • Height:
    1397mm
  • Weight:
    782kgs

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