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Old 22nd August 2010, 23:04   #1
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SUZUKI KIZASHI TOPS 200 MPH MARK BREAKS LAND SPEED RECORD AT BONNEVILLE

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Suzuki sport sedan and Road & Track’s Sam Mitani rewrite record books in Blown Gas Coupe (F-BGC) category.

WENDOVER, Utah (Aug. 18, 2010) – Piloting American Suzuki Motor Corporation’s (ASMC) modified 2010 Suzuki Kizashi Bonneville Special, Road & Track’s Sam Mitani injected the Kizashi into the record books (and himself in the 200 mph club) with his 203.720 mph run at this year’s Bonneville Speed Week, exceeding the previous record of 202.301 mph. Despite a multitude of records – and record attempts – achieved by Suzuki motorcycle riders, this was the first official crack at the Bonneville Salt Flats by American Suzuki’s automotive arm.

Conditions for the Kizashi’s record-setting Bonneville run were exactly as the build team, Advanced Product Engineering’s Richard Holdener, Tom Habrzyk and Scott Bailey, expected. With temperatures topping 100 degrees, the Kizashi was running at a density altitude on the flats of 6,303 feet. After passing inspection, the 2010 Kizashi provided Mitani, Road & Track’s international editor, a perfect platform for qualifying with the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA), the sanctioning club for all Bonneville records. The 203.720 mph record was achieved by calculating the average of a two-way pass at 8:40 a.m. MT on August 18, 2010.

2010 Suzuki Kizashi Bonneville Special
Beginning with interior safety and instrument modifications, the Suzuki Kizashi Bonneville Special underwent additional refinements to make it salt-ready. Once the work was completed, the team installed the SCTA-approved roll cage, an aluminum bulkhead in the rear, racing seat, seat harnesses and window net. Next, it was time to take a look under the hood. The motor was disassembled to confirm the stock measurements, while the cylinder head was flowed and ported. The Kizashi Bonneville racer benefits from a new intake manifold, a tuned ‘long tube’ header and forged rods and pistons for high rpm endurance.
With up to 16 pounds of boost from a Turbonetics turbocharger, the Kizashi’s increased horsepower required air-to-water intercooling (and snow water/methanol injection) – while its increased output demands a new ACT clutch and pressure plate. A scattershield is added, the oil pan is welded for a new drain fitting and a new 3.5-inch exhaust is fabricated aft of the turbocharger. Additional protection for the high-boost, high-rpm turbo motor is provided by full synthetic 5W-20 racing oil from Lucas Oil.

The Kizashi platform – and its Nurburgring heritage – is morphed into a salt-specific recipe with new coilovers, steel wheels seam welded, and speed-specific 15x7-inch Goodyear Front Runner® rubber. An air dam keeps the Kizashi’s nose planted, window straps and hood pins ensure the hood and glass stay in place, and a parachute can bring the high speed show to a controlled and shortened stop. Finally, a dual fire system provides the extra assurance so important for Mitani, with more than 500 boosted horses but only a few feet in front of his high-speed capsule.

Technical Specifications – 2010 Suzuki Kizashi Bonneville Special
Wheelbase: 106.3 inches
Overall Length: 183.1 inches
Overall Width: 71.7 inches
Engine: 2.4 liter, turbocharged four-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC engine
Turbo Boost: 16 psi (Turbonetics)
Horsepower: 513 wheel hp @ 7,700 rpm
Torque: 515 lb.-ft. @ 5,500 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Brakes: Front ventilated disc brakes/Rear disc brakes (and parachute)
Tires: 15x7-inch Goodyear Front Runner®
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now THAT is a car that they should release here as a special edition!
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It would be a serious threat to EVO and STI. Wow 200+ mph is something esp from Suzuki. I didnt know they were this serious with Kizashi.
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SUZUKI KIZASHI TOPS 200 MPH MARK BREAKS LAND SPEED RECORD AT BONNEVILLE

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All that build for top speed and with Rear DRUM BRAKES

Nice one from Suzuki, hmmm......! thats fast.


INDIA WILL NEVER SEE THIS VERSION OF KIZASHI EVER.....!
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All that build for top speed and with Rear DRUM BRAKES

Nice one from Suzuki, hmmm......! thats fast.


INDIA WILL NEVER SEE THIS VERSION OF KIZASHI EVER.....!
Its gonna be road rage if we ever see one,,,ad surely thats fast
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All that build for top speed and with Rear DRUM BRAKES

Nice one from Suzuki, hmmm......! thats fast.


INDIA WILL NEVER SEE THIS VERSION OF KIZASHI EVER.....!
Pavan Where did you read drum brakes?
it says this

Brakes: Front ventilated disc brakes/Rear disc brakes (and parachute)

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Thats a great feat by Suzuki. Impressive figures from a 2.4 litre engine.
Its a one off car built for a purpose. I don't think it will be manufactured for showrooms.

Kudos to Suzuki.
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INDIA WILL NEVER SEE THIS VERSION OF KIZASHI EVER.....!
Forget INDIA even US won't get the car with these specs.
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I don't think it will be manufactured for showrooms.
I don't think that matters. While they have proven that they have what it takes in this area, the ones hitting the showroom will always be demand driven. And in India it's gotta be "kitna dete hai" .

But way to go Suzuki, nice show
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Forget INDIA even US won't get the car with these specs.
But this car was in the U.S !! It was a special built up car and we are talking about introducing this car in showrooms?

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But this car was in the U.S !! It was a special built up car and we are talking about introducing this car in showrooms?
Yes Sir,
This was in the US and AFAIK it still is there.
I absolutely get your point but, what I mean to say is that it will not be available for mass production.

In your words, it is highly unlikely to venture out in Showrooms.

just my two cents.
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And in India it's gotta be "kitna dete hai" .

But way to go Suzuki, nice show
That's how Maruti Suzuki has been advertising their cars in India. Most fuel efficient. I doubt if this will be ever launched in India.

However specs are good.
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