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1997 Suzuki C2

Suzuki's super-sport provides excellent fun to drive with a compact body. It followed and developed the basic concept of Suzuki "Cappuccino." The Suzuki C2 was a promising and well-proportioned two-seat sports car concept first revealed at the 1997 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Mounted up front was a complex 1.6-liter V8 engine that produced 250 horsepower @ 4,000 rpm and 283 Nm of torque @ 4,000 rpm. Power was sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission.

Considering the C2 was designed back in 1997, the styling has stayed remarkably fresh. Yes, the wheels look a little bland, some of the minor details look dated compared to modern cars, and the black-colored wheel arch extensions would have to go, but with just a few minor tweaks, the C2 could easily match some modern sports cars for style. The grille's basic shape and clean lines coupled with the triple beam headlights are particularly successful, as is the rear section with its twin exhausts neatly tucked into the rear bumper.

The roof system of the Suzuki C2 offered flexibility due to its clever design. It could be either a fully enclosed vehicle, a full convertible, or by removing the center panel, it was a targa top.


Images: Suzuki

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