Suzuki Swift Sport — Sport Compact Car Magazine

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Perhaps the best Japanese car ever

In Japan, Suzuki is known as a maker of kei jidousha, cars whose engine is limited to 660cc. For the past the company has been running at the top of the field when it comes to kei car outperforming Honda, Nissan and Daihatsu.

Despite being top dog in the kei car Suzuki found it difficult that success to the compact car Although Suzuki has had a presence in the car market for more than 20 with the Cultus (marketed in the US as the in the late 80s and early 90s), car was always seen as a low-price In search of a sporty image, decided to go global with the name and set about reinventing the

Soon after the introduction of the new in 2002, the folks at the motorsports Suzuki Sports, got their on it and turned it into a Junior Rally Championship (JWRC) car. Right idea, bad The JWRC Suzuki Swift to impress, running mid- to

However, the top brass at Suzuki saw the of rallying a race car (even if it was in the and decided the company needed a sporty and competitive product, one they could race and And so the Suzuki Swift Sport was

The car was exactly what Suzuki Meeting with approval the Japanese media and immediate recognition. Naturally, Suzuki to continue this success, so it began work on the second-generation Sport, the car seen here. The behind the new Swift Sport had one goal: to build a car that beat the Europeans. Indeed, engineers delivered.

The new Swift Sport (or SwifuSpo in Japanese) is one of the best compact to grace Japanese roads in In fact, the car is so impressive that it the prestigious Automotive Researchers and Conference of Japan (RJC) Car of the award in 2005.

Under the is a 1.6-liter inline four, on the company’s M15A powerplant 1.5-liter in the stock Swift). the M16A, this larger-displacement is tuned to produce torque low, with VVT variable timing making the proper so it also screams up high. also a freer-flowing intake and system for improved throttle Power is rated at a mere at 6800rpm, with 109lb-ft of peaking at 4800rpm.

But, weighing just pounds, the Swift Sport has an excellent power-to-weight ratio, a feel that’s almost of a Lotus Elise. The SwifuSpo is and really imparts the feeling of something very sporty, a bit more horsepower would a better match for the heavenly sound, exhaust note and close-ratio five-speed manual With short throws and gates, this ‘box favorably to the Mazda MX-5’s.

It’s that good.

as good is how the car handles. It’s as as FFs (front-engine/front-wheel drive) get. You almost forget it’s because of the flawless balance all types of corners.

Steering is and gives the car a crisp turn-in, body roll is kept in by the taut suspension — struts up front, torsion with Monroe dampers at the The light weight and small makes it highly chuckable, through left/right transitions.

its humble boxy beginnings, the Sport is attractive. A variety of parts have been to differentiate it from the base car as as improve its drag coefficient. cast aluminum 16-inch shod with 195/50 R16 SP Sports Maxx tires you this is no ordinary Swift.

The racing variant of the Swift is the Super Swift 1600. And already distinguished itself in the with a number of victories. As of writing, JWRC teams Super Swifts have of the top five spots in the overall JWRC standings, including and third.

The only sad thing the Swift Sport is that you get to drive it in the US. Next time you go on in Europe or Japan, rent a Sport. Once you get even a taste of this wonderful you’ll demand that brings the SwifuSpo to America.

Swift 1600

The Suzuki Sport is as good as our man in Japan we got a chance to drive a regular recently at American Suzuki’s US and found even the base car to be a — think mini The Swift Super 1600 car, however, is what gets us worked up. The best is, you can buy one and go racing straight away.

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