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Suzuki ESCUDO Dirt Trial Car '98
Suzuki ESCUDO Dirt Trial Car '98
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]
Manufacturer Suzuki
Displacement 2493cc
Drivetrain 4WD[2]
Engine Suzuki H25A engine, DOHC V6, twin-turbocharged
Max Power 981 BHP (974 HP)
Max Torque 687.12 ft-lb
Standing Quarter Mile 209mph (336kph)(MAX)
Length 5050mm
Width 1900mm
Height 1510mm
Weight 800 kilograms (1,800 lb)

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 and Gran Turismo 5.

In-game descriptionEdit

This description is taken from the description page in GT5. It is transcluded from here.



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 1400 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 degress 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 new from scratch, it was equipped with a fully tuned 2.5L twin-turbo V6 pushing 981 BHP with a maximum torque of 95 kgfm.

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.

AcquisitionEdit

GT2Edit

Can be bought from the Suzuki dealer, along with the twin-engined Cultus Pikes Peak, for 2,000,000 Cr.

GT3Edit

Can be bought from the Suzuki dealer for 1,000,000 Cr. It can also be obtained by beating all rally events with gold trophies.

GT4Edit

It can be won by completing the Cathedral Rocks Trail 1 Special Condition Race on Hard Difficulty.

GT5Edit

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.

NotesEdit

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

See alsoEdit

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