The first show car of the new generation Suzuki Swift.
The Suzuki Swift Racer RS celebrated its premiere at the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon yesterday. The Swift Racer RS comes on the heels of the new generation Swift's Japanese market launch which unfolded on 4 January 2017. Here are the show car's images originally published on Car Watch.
The Suzuki Swift Racer RS features distinctive blue and neon green livery of Team Suzuki Ecstar, the company's MotoGP representation, and 17-inch alloy wheels with neon pinstripes, stripped-out cockpit, 4-point harness, 6-point type roll bar, Recaro bucket seats, multifunction tachometer, metal gear knob and other modifications seen in racing cars.
The Suzuki Swift Racer RS is based on the production Suzuki Swift RS, available in Japan with two engines. The K12C 1.2-litre DUALJET VVT four-cylinder petrol engine develops 67 kW (91 PS) at 6,000 rpm and 118 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm, and the K10C 1.0-litre BOOSTERJET VVT three-cylinder petrol engine produces 75 kW (102 PS) at 5,500 rpm and 150 Nm of torque at 1,700-4,500 rpm.
There's no word on whether the Suzuki Swift Racer RS is planned to be sold even as a limited-edition model. The chances are it may remain a promotional piece. There is, however, a performance variant arriving in the second half of this year - the Suzuki Swift Sport - which is being considered for India as well.
[Image Source: Car Watch]