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1985 Suzuki RS-1 Concept

The Suzuki RS-1 was a concept car made in 1985. The RS body is as advanced as the engine, made from a newly developed fiber-reinforced plastic, and it is extremely strong, lightweight, and completely corrosion resistant. The distinctive bodywork is also highly aerodynamic. Wind tunnel testing showed a fully competitive drag co-efficient with today's advanced aerodynamic designs.


To ensure that the RS sets equally high standards of road-holding, the engine is mounted in the middle of the car for optimum weight distribution. At each corner, there is a wide, low-profile radial tire and all-around fully independent suspension to give an unbeatable combination of a well-damped ride together with excellent levels of grip in all conditions and overall road surfaces. The stopping power to handle the performance is provided by ventilated discs front and rear, backed up by a responsive servo to give safe, progressive braking.


Full instrumentation is provided by a single Cathode Ray Tube (CRT). Sensors monitor all mechanical, safety, and electrical functions in addition to road speed, and all this information is displayed as easy-to-read graphics on the screen.


In the RS-1, both seats have their own built-in ventilation system; from the heater, the air is fed directly into the seatbacks and cushions, with the temperature being regulated by the heater controls, creating a perfect driving environment the whole year-round.


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