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1987 Suzuki RS-3

The RS-3 is a development of the RS-1 exhibited by Suzuki at the 1985 Tokyo Motor Show. The RS-3 featured on the Tokyo Motor Show for the first time in 1987. Tatsumi Fukunaga designed it. It represents what might be called the interim stage in the ongoing project to develop a midship sports for volume production. The design of RS-3, while retaining the image of RS-1, has been worked upon to meet Japanese safety regulations and is extremely practical. Suzuki abandoned the midship engine in favor of the Cappuccino. However, Mazda developed further with the AZ series.

Engine & performance:

  • Position: mid-mounted, transverselly

  • Type: 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve

  • Capacity: 1299 cc

  • Power: 110 hp @ 6500 rpm

  • Torque: 110 Nm @ 5500 rpm


  • Length: 3780 mm

  • Width: 1680 mm

  • Height: 1190 mm

  • Wheelbase: 2355 mm

Source:; allcarindex

Images: Mario Buonocunto Concept Cars Page