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Old 19th November 2007, 06:01   #1
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Default 2007 Suzuki SXForce "SX4 Concept"

SXForce debuts at SEMA! LAS VEGAS October 29, 2007
Source: Suzuki Press Release (prnewswire.com)
With the arrival of the 2008 SX4 Sport, Suzuki expands its highly popular and media-acclaimed Suzuki LIVE Series (LIFESTYLE VEHICLES) a line of brand-dedicated concept vehicles specially designed for life enthusiasts, adventurers and thrill-seekers.

Reinforcing the link between the company's rich motorcycle heritage and versatile line of fun-to-drive automobiles, Suzuki introduces the SXForce, a sportbike-inspired concept based on the on the all-new 2008 SX4 Sport. Designed and built by Road Race Motorsports of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., the SXForce boasts a powerful 250-horsepower, 2.0-liter, turbocharged engine matched to a five-speed manual transmission.

The exterior shell of the SX4 Sport has been modified to be eye-catching to both four-wheel and two-wheel enthusiasts. It features a striking blend of carbon fiber, Flash Pearl White and Orange Metallic paint and showcases a number of performance-based automotive parts and stunning motorcycle accents, including sportbike-style side rearview mirrors and dual exhaust, also found on the championship-winning GSX-R1000.

While the SXForce is sure to be a showstopper on display, it was designed to look even better on the road. The fully drivable, track-tested SX4 Sport concept receives several performance enhancements, including a fully tuned performance suspension system, F1-style outlet gills to help underhood air flow, tailored rear bodywork with carbon fiber diffuser, Carbontrix rear wing, Tein coilover suspension height and damper setup, and reinforced structure to further enhance rigidity for optimal handling. The SXForce is outfitted with 18-inch Enkei racing wheels and a staggered high-performance Toyo T1-R tire package - 225/45-18 in the front and 235/40-18 in the rear. It also is equipped with Rotora six-piston calipers with two-piece 355mm rotors for sportbike stopping power.

The motorcycle theme continues inside the SXForce, beginning with suede and leather seats and interior appointments, mimicking sportbike leathers. Other interior enhancements include motorcycle instrument cluster and controls, roof air intake for optimal breathing and a revised track-themed interior, featuring carbon fiber components and accents. Engine vitals are monitored via a Zeitronix ZT-2 wideband data logger. All vital engine parameters are logged on a laptop and viewed on the ZT-2 gauge mounted on the Hayabusa handlebars. The SXForce is equipped with an integrated Garmin navigation system, and its rear seats have been removed and replaced by a high-output Rockford-Fosgate audio system.












What a way to drive or ride!


Source: Suzuki Press Release (prnewswire.com)
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handle instead of steering wheel?
250 bhp for an SX4?
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yes this was the concept car at the suzuki stall in the SEMA car show in Las Vegas, by the way there was the concept of the Grand Vitara XL7 called the Grand Vitara DUNE(the yellow suv in the first 2 pics) al the concepts were built by a company called Road Race form California for Suzuki, By the way the had the Grand Vitara XL7 that won the Pikes Peek and a SX4 WRC Too for display..
The SXForce is the Concept through which Suzuki bought in the Sx4 Sedan in to the US Market as the new Offering for 2008...

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handle instead of steering wheel?
250 bhp for an SX4?

wouldnt that handle poke one's d$%^ while taking a sharp left or right turn ?!!
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Looks stunning!

I second the opinion that the idea of having a handle is totally lame.

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Very nice !! looks quite stunning, nice ICE Setup and some whopping power.
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Looks stunning!

I second the opinion that the idea of having a handle is totally lame.
Have seen a lot of weird stuff on some cars in shows, so this is at a concept level, the real thing will look very different on road and mostly will not have those superbike side view mirrors and defintely no handle instead of steering wheel.
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Handle bars instead of steering wheel?

This should be in the Pics of weird and wacky mod jobs! thread
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Very nice !! looks quite stunning, nice ICE Setup and some whopping power.
Yes, I somehow forgot mentioning ICE. Even I think it looks great.

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Have seen a lot of weird stuff on some cars in shows, so this is at a concept level, the real thing will look very different on road and mostly will not have those superbike side view mirrors and defintely no handle instead of steering wheel.
I agree, the car would be wonderful without the superbike mirrors and handle.
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Good to see such different models, at least in photos.
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Wow...Looks stunning. But FR grille has low g/clearance and has a big step. If going in rain, then thre will cdertainly be splash of dirt and it will spoil the FR portion of the vehicle...don't know whether the same model will be suited for our Indian conditions. I do hope they will bring in with some modifications.
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i didnt quite like the look of the car, also what is the whole idea of handle bars.
our auto drivers will find it very interesting.
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Hey,...while on the subject would like to see a "autopysched" version of this car !!!
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its a glorified powerful autorikshaw - 10 yrs later our rickshaw guys will be driving an lpg version of this in india
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