This week’s episode of Top Gear is probably the most disgusting episode we have ever seen. The guys were faced with the challenge of finding the best car for $500 and driving them 500 miles from Santa Monica to Twin Peaks in San Francisco. At first, we could only imagine just how crappy these cars were, then the Top Gear crew let us know.
In addition to the foul $500 car challenge, Ruttledge Wood was given the chance to review the scintillating Cadillac CTS-V in all three body styles: coupe, sedan, and wagon. The wagon was by far Rutt’s favorite and he was absolutely clear on that.
We were also treated to Maroon 5’s Adam Levine as he cruised around the Top gear test track in the show’s Suzuki SX4. His driving may not have been top notch, but he was extremely successful at cursing up a storm.
Hit the jump for details on Top Gear USA: Season 2 Episode 6.
Gracing the Suzuki stand at the New York Auto Show is a concept car that should have us clamoring for a production version sooner rather than later.
Joining the Kizashi EcoCharge Concept in New York is the Kizashi Apex Concept, a turbocharged version of the Kizashi that Subaru built and designed to not only come with improved performance dynamics, but to also show the link between the company’s automotive division and its long-standing and highly competitive motorcycle division.
Dressed in a colorful racing livery that makes you feel that it’s itching for some pavement, the Kizashi Apex Concept is all about performance. While the stock engine of the model remains intact, the Japanese automaker added a plethora of add-ons - specifically a Garrett turbocharger - to make the car primed and ready for a good ol’ fashion throwdown.
If you won’t take our word for it, hear it straight from the horse’s mouth: "Our turbo-equipped concept leverages the already-exceptional Kizashi platform and infuses it with a substantial boost," said Steve Younan, director of automotive marketing and product planning for Suzuki’s US division.
"The Kizashi Apex Concept will further elevate our flagship sedan in the U.S. among enthusiasts who crave added power and performance."
Truer words have never been spoken.
Details on the Suzuki Kizashi Apex Turbo Concept after the jump.
In order to increase the sales of their Swift model, Suzuki released another special edition based on the small vehicle. The Suzuki Swift Sport “N’Style Rally” Edition is a tribute brought to the Japanese carmaker’s “Group N” Junior Championship Rally car and will be built in a limited edition of just 500 units, each at a price of €17,900.
Painted in black and covered with Suzuki Motorsport’s logos, each unit comes with a 1.6 liter engine capable of developing 125 hp but also with a new body kit consisting in a front lip spoiler, new side skirts and a rear wing.
HKS, a well-known Japanese tuner, unveiled its latest work for customizing the Suzuki Swift Sport. The exterior of the car says it all! The aero kit includes front lip, rear lip, roof spoiler and side mirror caps, all made out of carbon fiber. The rear also features double exhaust system together with a stylish air difusor built in order to offer better stability.
The HKS Suzuki Swift Sport features 18” alloy wheels wrapped in Yokohama 215/35 R18 tires in order to offer better handling. The engine of the car remained the same: the 1.6-liter power plant is capable of producing 125 hp which is more than enough for the vehicvle. The customers who think all of the tuning parts mentioned are not enough, HKS offers them the option to upgrade the suspension and braking systems and also the chassis.
Haw often do you heard of a Japanese car tuned by a German tuner? Or at least do you remember of one? Here is a Suzuki Swift tuned by Matting Tuning. The small city car received a sporty treatment to improve the overall look and as far as possible the cars dynamic comportment.
After a session of esthetic surgery the car is proud to present some of the updates. The front bar was replaced by a new one which incorporates aggressive spoilers. The badge is now half covered, but I don’t know if I (...)
Designed for ultimate street performance the street-tuned version of the sporty five-door SX4, Suzuki RoadRace SX4 is being built by Road Race Motorsports of Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
For the engine they upgrade the car with a Road Race Motorsports SRI intake system, piggyback ECU controller, performance cat back exhaust and UD CNC pulley system. We don’t know dates about the performances obtained after the modification, but as a information the base SX4 use a 2 liters DOHC which develops (...)