Daihatsu charade turbo G11 (1983–1987)

Daihatsu charade turbo G11 Second generation 1983–1987, ....... The second generation (G11) was released in 1983, again as a 3- or 5-door hatchback. It featured several variations of the 3-cylinder 1.0 L engine, including a turbocharged version with 68 hp JIS and diesel and turbo-diesel versions. A 5-speed manual transmission was available. The G11 was produced with two frontends, colloquially known as "square-eyes" (Series 1) and "cat-eyes" (Series 2).

In Europe, the G11 underbody, engines and transmissions were used as the basis for the Innocenti De Tomaso, after Innocenti's contract with British Leyland expired. The G11 parts continued to be used by the Italian automaker until 1992.

Daihatsu charade turbo G11 Second generation 1983–1987 picture

 Daihatsu charade turbo G11  1983–1987 picture 

 Daihatsu charade turbo G11 1983–1987

Daihatsu charade turbo G11 Second generation 1983–1987

The G11 series 2 turbo

The G11 Daihatsu Charade was released with two engine variants. The base model has the naturally aspirated, three cylinder, 993 cc CB23 engine that spawns around 50-55 bhp. 0-60 mph takes around 12–13 seconds. The other Charade Turbo and Charade DeTomaso models had the upgraded cb23 engine, called the cb60. The cb60 was also a three cylinder 993 cc engine, but was fitted with an IHI TurboCharger, which saw its power rise to 65-70 bhp.

In 1985, at the Tokyo show, Daihatsu introduced the 926R, a prototype of a mid engine Charade, developed together with DeTomaso and designed to take part in the WRC championship for cars under 1300 cc. The 926R had a MID 993 cc, 12v, twin-cam, turbo engine, mounted behind the driver - moving the rear wheels through a 5 speed manual transmission and delivering 118 hp. The 926R weighed 800 kg and had wider fenders to cover the 205/225 15" wheels (similar to the Renault 5 Maxi Turbo). However, following significant crashes in 1986 WRC, group B was banned and the 926R project was called off.