For all the video game lovers out there, this Suzuki concept has a Hayabusa engine but its styling could be a hint at the next-gen 2023 Swift
Suzuki has prepared a new concept for the latest Gran Turismo 7. However, speculations are rife that the styling package seen on this open-top 2-seater will be even seen on the next-gen 2023 Suzuki Swift. We know how enthusiastic people are about racing games. Moreover, they are even more passionate about their cars in the gaming world. For a professional game like the GT 7, most car manufacturers across the globe develop digital concept versions of their cars. Suzuki has developed its own vehicle with a hybrid powerplant employing an engine from the Hayabusa and an electric motor. Here are the details of this unique product-
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Hayabusa Engined Suzuki Concept for Gran Turismo 7
Although the vehicle prepared for the virtual racing game is a two-seater open-top, it’s pretty much evident that several design cues here belong to the Swift family. The broad black radiator grille looks like it has been borrowed straight out of the Swift Sport sold in the international markets. The swept-back sleek LED headlamps seen on the concept has long been expected to feature on the next-gen 2023 Swift. Meanwhile, the front fascia of the concept also features a massive splitter with aero vents. The bonnet is scooped from either side and the height of the car is quite low for making it a proper racing tool. The massive alloy wheels are the attraction of the side profile with a beautiful pattern. There are characteristic creases on the door panel with wide rear wheel arches.
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The tail-end is quite aerodynamically designed too. The sleek LED elements inside the stretched-back taillamp housing give it a futuristic design. There is a massive rear diffuser with dual exhaust pipes for a sporty look. The entire silhouette is designed keeping the aerodynamics and racing characteristics in mind. The inside of this vehicle is designed to keep the racing community in mind. The steering comes in the shape of a gaming console with buttons on either end and at the centre. There are two digital mirrors on either side relaying real-time feed from the cameras.
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Suzuki Swift Sport Specs
This Suzuki Swift Sport is propelled by a 1.6-litre inline 4-cylinder VVT, DOHC petrol engine that outputs 135bhp at 6,900rpm and 160Nm at 4,400rpm. The motor comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The sporty hatchback has a top speed of 193kmph and it takes just 8.7 seconds to reach the ton. On the other hand, the Gran Turismo 7 concept from Suzuki features a 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine from the Hayabusa sportsbike along with 3 electric motors. The combined output of the hybrid powertrain is a whopping 432 hp and 610 Nm. The power is sent to all four wheels to enable great handling characteristics.