The Japanese built the Suzuki Swift with the driver’s seat in the centerNovember 20, 2018
The Japanese manufacturer of components for tuning HKS built Suzuki Swift with the central location of the driver’s seat. The hatchback TRB-04 takes part in Super Lap Battle competitions, which take place on the country’s most famous track – Tsukuba Circuit.
The abbreviation TRB stands for Tsukuba Record Breaker. Under this name are hidden modified versions of the machines that HKS builds for time-attack races. They racers do not compete in an open fight, and go for the best lap time. The previous car HKS, built on the basis of the Toyota GT86, set a track record: it improved the time of the team Under Suzuki – 50.366 seconds, passing the track in 49.995 seconds.
The racing hatchback is built on the basis of the Swift Sport with a 1.4-liter turbo engine, the return of which was increased from 140 horsepower and 230 Nm of torque to 164 power and 273 Nm of torque. In order to reduce the mass, part of the body panels of the car has been replaced with carbon-like ones, and the interior trim and all seats, except for the driver’s, have been dismantled.