Old Concept Cars: Suzuki Hayabusa Sport

Old Concept Cars Suzuki Hayabusa Sport


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The Suzuki Hayabusa Sport was a Concept track car that was equipped with a 4-cylinder, 1.3 liter engine of the legendary, homonymous motorcycle of the Japanese company, which made its first appearance in 1999.

Old Concept Cars Suzuki Hayabusa Sport

The racing section of the company (Suzuki Sport) had created the short-lived series, called Formula Suzuki Hayabusa, which included cars equipped with the engine of the Hayabusa.

After the end of the series, many wondered if the Japanese could go beyond and present the production version of the car. Suzuki presented the car as a Concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon in 2002.

According to the company, the reasons that contributed to the creation of the “absolute light weight sport car” was its very small weight, equal weight distribution on both axles, low center of gravity and the short wheelbase.

The prototype weighed just 550 kilos, with the engine of the Hayabusa to yield 175 hp at 9,800 rpm and the power to be transferred to the rear axle via a six-speed, serial transmission. The car had an aluminum chassis, a carbon fiber body, double wishbone independent suspension and a drag coefficient of 0,29Cd. Unfortunately Suzuki never released its production version.