Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Suzuki to join WRC ranks in 2007

Suzuki has been involved in the junior ranks for rally for years, but have never made it to the top level. At the Geneva Auto show, Suzuki unveiled the SX4 WRC which looks to be their platform for the upcoming 2008 season. Power comes from a turbo charged, 2.0 l 4 cylinder mated to a 5 speed sequential gearbox that will put power through a new all wheel drive unit that uses conventional differentials from and rear and an electronic central transfer gear.

I must admit that I haven't really followed the rally scene much over the last couple of years. Here in Ontario, the WRC is televised late on a Sunday night & I find that I never get around to watching it if I tape it. Now it looks like I'm going to have to start watching. Back in my competitive days, I rallied a Suzuki, so this bit of news has me feeling all warm and fuzzy.


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