|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|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|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)|
|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, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.
"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 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.
This car can be purchased in the special section of the Suzuki dealerships for 2.000.000 Credits. In this game, this car is called Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Version.
This car 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. Like in GT2, in this game, this car is called 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 Suzuki ESCUDO Dirt Trial Car '98
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 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.
- ↑ Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
- ↑ Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
- ↑ Four-Wheel Drive