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Suzuki GSX-R/4 Concept '01
Suzuki GSX-R 4 Concept '01
Appears in Gran Turismo Concept
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Detailed[2]
Manufacturer Suzuki
Displacement 1299 cc
Drivetrain MR[3]
Engine Suzuki Hayabusa 1.3L inline-4
Max Power 173 BHP
Performance Points 491 PP
Max Torque 101.98 ft-lb
Top Speed 291 kilometres per hour (181 mph)
Length 3550 mm
Width 1730 mm
Height 1010 mm
Weight 640 kilograms (1,400 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 3.7 kg (8.2 lb) per horsepower

The Suzuki GSX-R/4 is a concept car that appears in Gran Turismo Concept, Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5, and Gran Turismo 6. Made to resemble a Le Mans Class racer, its name is derived from the fact that the engine is from Suzuki's GSX1300R Hayabusa sport bike.

In-game description Edit

Suzuki is among the world's foremost producer of motorcycles, specializing high-performance sports bikes. To showcase its involvement with these bikes, Suzuki created the GSX-R/4 concept car, which was unveiled at the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show. As the name suggested, it was a 4-wheeled version of their GSX-R Super Sports bike.

It was built on a custom-designed aluminium space frame, onto which panels made from recycled materials were bolted. The exposed aluminium bolt bar located behind the driver,and the red, black and yellow coloring mimicked the GSX-R sports bike. The vehicle was compact, measuring 131.8 inches long , 68.1 inches wide and 39.7 inches high, but what was most notable about the GSX-R/4 was its curb weight of 640kg.

The vehicle was powered by 1.3 liter DOHC inline-4, the same powerplant used in the Hayabusa motorcycle.mounted amidships. It produced 173 HP and featured an 11,000-rpm redline. Shifting was performed through a 6-speed sequential gearbox. The instrument panel included a unique advanced navigation system. In addition to the usual navigation functions, engine setting could be configured on its small monitor, and the driver could enjoy driving around a race track via simulations supervised by international rally driver "Monster" Tajima.

The GSX-R/4 was the ideal track vehicle because it was a sports car in it's purest form, and one that motorcycle enthusiasts, as well as car enthusiasts, could appreciate.

HandlingEdit

Thanks to its light weight, the car can take many corners flat-out, and the engine has a lot of power behind it despite being under 200HP. Tune it up all the way, however, and it will be able to do well even against high-tier sports cars, though this is due more to its extreme grip level than anything else. Either way, it is amazingly light on tires - a good thing for long sports car races.

AcquisitionEdit

GT ConceptEdit

The player can unlock this car by winning a Professional Level race at Swiss Alps in reverse.

GT4Edit

Players can win this car by beating the Suzuki Concepts race, but it can be difficult due to the large amount of GSX-R/4s in the race.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be bought from the dealership for 500,000 Credits.

GT5Edit

Players should win the B-Spec Formula GT Championship or buy it at the Used Car Dealership. It costs around 125,000 Credits.

GT6Edit

It can be bought from the Suzuki dealership for 125,000 Credits. Although it has a detailed interior, this car doesn't have a gallery view, as it kept its simplified look from GT5.

TriviaEdit

  • In Gran Turismo Concept, this car was originally allowed to have dirt tyres.
  • In Gran Turismo 4, this car cannot be sold, only discarded from the garage.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a detailed car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Mid-engined; Rear-Wheel Drive