Suzuki ESCUDO Dirt Trial Car '98
ESCUDO Dirt Trial Car '98 Revised
Appears in Gran Turismo 2
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Suzuki
Displacement 2493 cc
Drivetrain 4WD[3]
Engine Suzuki H25A engine, DOHC V6, twin-turbocharged
Max Power 981 BHP (974 HP)
Performance Points 702 PP
Max Torque 687.12 ft-lb
0-60 Mph 3.4 seconds
Standing Quarter Mile 7.805 seconds
Top Speed 260 kilometres per hour (160 mph)
Length 5050 mm
Width 1900 mm
Height 1510 mm
Weight 800 kilograms (1,800 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 0.82 kg (1.8 lb) per horsepower

The Suzuki ESCUDO Dirt Trial Car '98 is a hillclimb rally car produced by Suzuki. It appears in Gran Turismo 2, Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.

The car appears to be the #6 driven by Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima.

In-game descriptionEdit

"The objective: To dominate Pikes Peak. The all-intimidating monster machine."

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, held each summer on the Pikes Peak Highway near Colorado Springs, USA, is the world's largest hill climb race.

It is a 20.0 km course that rises 1501 m from 2800 m to 4301 m, featuring 156 corners ranging from highly technical 60 km/h hairpins to spectacular 200 km/h high speed corners. There is a temperature difference of 20 degrees from starting point and the finish line, and the conditions are severe at best for the competition car.

The Suzuki Escudo Dirt Trial Car was a monster machine purpose-built for this race.

Constructed on an aluminium space-frame designed completely from scratch, it was equipped with a fully tuned 2.5L twin-turbo V6 pushing 981 BHP with a maximum torque of 687.1 lb-ft.

At 800kg, the Escudo was a featherweight, so to push the car down into the slippery gravel of the course it was given a massive front spoiler and colossal rear wing that were wind-tunnel tested and designed. The base Escudo was lost completely in its transformation into this overwhelming beast.

It was also driven by a man who was called a monster, Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima. A master of dirt tracks with 7 All-Japan Dirt Trials Championship wins in a row, he would first challenge Pikes Peak in 1989, and then go on to become the first Japanese overall winner in 1995.



This car can be purchased in the special section of the Suzuki dealership for 2,000,000 Credits. In this game, this car is called the Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Version.


This car can be bought from the Suzuki dealership for 1,000,000 Credits. It can also be obtained by beating all rally events with gold trophies. Like in GT2, in this game, this car is called the Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Version.


This car can only be obtained by winning Yosemite Rally I on Hard. In this game, this car is now called the Suzuki ESCUDO Dirt Trial Car '98


This car can be purchased for 1,500,000 Credits.


As a Standard car, the Suzuki ESCUDO Dirt Trial Car '98 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 1,977,032 Credits. It is a Level 23 car.


The Suzuki ESCUDO Dirt Trial Car '98 (referred to as the Suzuki V6 ESCUDO Pikes Peak Special '98 in this game) can be purchased from the Suzuki Dealership for 1,450,000 Credits. It has a simple interior.


See also Edit


  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Four-Wheel Drive