The project is to build up a 1.6 Sachin tendulkar endorsed limited edition machine to the original glory embedding the latest modules and develop a Super sport. The project is titled S10 SUPER SPORT The story goes into chapters: Chapter 1- why S10- The legend lives Chapter 2- locating and buying Chapter 3- owning a masterpiece Chapter 4- Parts collection and budgeting Chapter 5- Building the Super sport Chapter 6- The era of the super sport which will be continued down the line in the threads to come This is a story of the S10- a revamp for the new kids on the block who live in the world where diesel is the way of life. In an era where the new millennium began and performance petrol engines like 1.6 where unheard of, Fiat the silent company launches a signature. The signature is of none other than the living legend Sachin Tendulkar. The man who is the God of cricket endorses a car with his own signature. A total of 500 cars are made and each individually numbered and autographed by the little master. The power and ability of the master blaster to demolish any form of attack took form of a hatch in yellow. It was named after the legend. “The legend of S10”. The car is as fiery as its master. Armed with fire power unleashing 100 horses the 1.6 had 16 valves with shorter gear ratios, it was loaded with amour to suffice the dream of an enthusiast. The car comes with 4 signatures all round, limited edition badges, LE alloys, skirts, LE car audio, door sills, spoiler and an autograph endorsed by sachin. Honda had launched the 1.5 Vtec at the same time with an ad “wolf in sheep’s clothing” but the wolf had no signatures like the cheetah. Like the jungle the wolfs are more in number where the cheetah is still hard to spot. So was the scene of the S10. It attracted only the power hungry owners who wanted to be a cut above the ordinary. The owners had distinction and stood apart from the lay crowd where the canary yellow gains all the attention. The S10 was launched in 2002 and I presume was sold till 2004. 10 years later, the car is still the performance benchmark in India. Even in 2012, mid-size cars engines with 1.6 engines with the latest tech in the offing will not stand the heat of the 1.6 S10. The polo 1.6 , the 1.6 ford ikon josh machine the 1.6 Chevrolet petrol engines including the SRV are not even in the league to catch up with the naturally aspirated fiat mill. The 1.6 makes shifting from the old to a new petrol car an extremely difficult decision since there is not a single car up to 10 lakh apart from the Fiesta 1.6 S that can stand shoulder to shoulder with this car. The 1.6L Torque engine has power to amaze the present MJD turbo kick on a 90Hp remap car. Power and torque are so well balanced and spread out that you can literally feel a relentless surge of power through almost all rpm's. There is no lag as we usually are tuned to the MJD below 2000 rpm. Its always at the tap of the pedal. Very rarely will you find the S10 falling out of it's rev range. The roll on and mid range are fantastic too. And the growl of the engine is something you buy the car for. An aftermarket exhaust is a must for the enthusiast as the music generated is ultimate nirvana. Gear ratio's are perfectly blended to the engine. Its on song and so much in sync with each other.. Shifting gears to hear the engine growl will be so much a common practice. It’s a feeling to be experienced which the Italians gave us. A perfect after market exhaust combined with a performance filter gives you enough kick experienced form a Pink Floyd concert in the wembly stadium. Still incomparable and the legend continues even in the era of Tjets. Comparing the puntos sluggish gear ratios, I feel that the S10's gear shifts are better. It’s a totally driver focused car and ride and handling has always been fiats strength. It’s almost at par with the 90Hp punto in that aspect. The legend lives on in the heart and next chapter will tell you how the heart rules over the head.