There’s a fancy racecar version of the Swift on show at the Tokyo Auto Salon. It’s called Suzuki Swift Racer RS.
Suzuki has shown the Swift Racer RS at the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon, the Japanese equivalent of the SEMA. The vehicle is a show car and is not expected to go into production, even in limited numbers. However, it has attracted a lot of attention from enthusiasts.
On the outside, the Racer RS gets a livery influenced by Suzuki’s MotoGP bike, 17-inch lightweight wheels and 195/45 tyres with a neon stripe around them. Meanwhile, the cabin has been completely stripped out and is fitted with Recaro bucket seats with harness, a roll-cage, a metal gearshift and more. Suzuki hasn’t mentioned what engine is there under the hood of the concept car.
As you can see, the RS racecar is based on the fourth-generation Swift, which debuted at the end of last year. The hatchback is expected to come to Asia later this year and will most likely make use of the same 1.2-litre petrol engine and 1.3-litre diesel engines, albeit this time there might be option for an automatic gearbox as well.
Suzuki Swift Racer RS
– Shown at 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon
– Based on the 4th gen Swift
– Gets new livery and a stripped-out interior
– No plans for the concept to go into production