Suzuki Baleno SR (Rally Version) unveiled in Italy – Video
Aravind Jayachandran, I'm a huge petrolhead, an automobile engineer, a massive fan of Ferrari, and loves collecting die-cast models for inspiration.
Recently took part in the Rally di Roma 2016.
At the Suzuki Rally Trophy in Rally di Roma 2016, Suzuki Italy unveiled a completely stripped out, rally-spec Suzuki Baleno SR driven by the country’s rally champion Renato Travaglia.
The cleared-out interior features racing bucket seats with 6-point harness and steering wheel provided by Sparco, fire extinguisher, hydraulic handbrake supplied by Tecno 2, Öhlins suspension and an exhaust system custom made by Gliese Engineering.
Under the hood is Suzuki’s 1.0L Boosterjet three-cylinder petrol engine which, in stock configuration, produces 112 hp and 170 Nm of torque. Suzuki Motorsport has not revealed the power figures of the Baleno SR, although they claim that the figures are close to the Suzuki Swift Sport R1 rally car.
With the Baleno SR, Suzuki confirms its dynamic presence in motorsport competitions and hopes to make motorsports more affordable and accessible to all, particularly young drivers.