Sporty by nature in turbo
acceleration. While the turbocharger does give plenty of grunt from about 2000rpm up there’s a feeling of eagerness from the engine that makes getting up to the higher rev ranges even more fun.
The automatic transmission in our test car (pity!) was generally in the right gear at the right time. Indeed, it’s sad to realise that autos are getting so good these days they are often quicker than manuals.
The front suspension was designed specifically for the Swift Sport Turbo, with Monroe-branded Tenneco struts and different bump stoppers to other Swift models. It also has a recalibrated stabiliser bar.
The trailing arms are designed for the Swift Sport Turbo, as was a torsion bar that provides greater stiffness.
Interestingly, the suspension has Teflon seats on the stabiliser mounts.
The wheel hub and wheel bearings are engineered specifically for the Swift Sport Turbo. The rear shock absorbers also are Tennecomade Monroe units.
The Suzuki Swift Sport is a delightful small car. Because it’s light and nimble it seems to cry out to be driven in a sporting manner.