Suzuki Swift (Cultus) Profile

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Suzuki Swift (Cultus) General Information

Indeed Suzuki's first works effort in the WRC dates back to 1986. It was low scale but already run and driven by Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima, who is* now Suzuki's motorsport boss. *=was. Monster for he is a big guy for a Japanese, but he had the right ideas, maybe with a bit of craziness attached. Is that a problem? Everybody into rallying is a bit crazy. The problem is that Asian manufacturers are never wrong, so if the Suzuki SX4 was a shit base car for a WRC project that Monster never wanted in the first place, it was all Monster's fault, so today Monster is no more the boss of a now dormant Suzuki motorsport department.

Anyway, the Swift was a tiny A5 car, but since it had a 1298cc, 16v, injection engine, it was a good package for the up to 1300cc category. In handling and reliability it wasn't really an answer to the Peugeot 205 Rallye 1.3 in the end. But it was absolutely rare in those days to have a 16v and/or injection engine with such small displacement. Accordingly it was often seen as a privateer car, i.e. in the hands of Mark Higgins.
 

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Suzuki Swift (Cultus) Evolutions

 
 
Model & Evo. (Activity)
 
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Suzuki Swift (Cultus) GTI (86-55) 101/6600 135/5400 3670.1545.1350 780 (7.7) FWD (2245)

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Suzuki Swift (Cultus) Results

This is an unofficial Car Results list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
13th. 1996 WRC Rally of Indonesia M. Tajima . UNKNOWN #17 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
70th. 1991 WRC Swedish Rally M. Higgins D. Moreton #118 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
7th. 1991 WRC Bandama Rallye D. Chaballe J. Delvaux #15 [UNKNOWN] 11:54:57
7th. 1988 WRC USA Olympus Rally M. Tajima . UNKNOWN #20 [UNKNOWN] 6:07:24
15th. 1987 WRC USA Olympus Rally M. Tajima . UNKNOWN #23 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00

Suzuki Swift (Cultus) Retirements

This is an unofficial Car Model Retirements list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 1995 WRC Rally New Zealand M. Tajima R. Runnalls #34 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1994 WRC Rally New Zealand M. Tajima R. Runnalls #27 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1990 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Higgins D. Moreton #127 [UNKNOWN] SS22 engine
Ret. 1990 WRC Rally Australia (WA) M. Tajima . UNKNOWN #44 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1986 WRC USA Olympus Rally M. Tajima . UNKNOWN #19 [UNKNOWN] SS17 crash