Brochures: 1971 Suzuki Fronte LC10 II Stingray Sports kit

June 25, 2014 in brochures

Even before Suzuki released the Suzuki Fronte Coupe they already made the existing (facelifted) Suzuki Fronte LC10 II (as known as the Stingray) look more sporty with this sports kit:
Suzuki Fronte LC10 II Stingray sports kit
I must say this Sukuki Fronte LC10 SSS really looks bad ass!

As the SSS already had a very potent 36hp engine (not bad for a 360cc air cooled engine!) so the sports kit only included exterior and interior upgrades: Read the rest of this entry →

Picture of the week: cutaway Suzuki Fronte Coupe LC10W

April 29, 2014 in picture of the week

The Suzuki Fronte Coupe LC10W (predecessor of the Suzuki Cervo) is a beautifully designed car by Giugiaro and it gets even better in this cutaway picture from the original 1972 brochure:
Cutaway Suzuki Front Coupe 1972
Imagine the work and effort taken to draw this picture: back in 1972 there was no Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. And even today with Photoshop it would be a gigantic effort to draw anything like this!

Found at: Suzuki Cervo history

Japanese Rustoseums (part thirty five)

May 15, 2012 in rustoseums

Suzuki SC100 owner Ron shared this rusty Suzuki Fronte LC10W racer with me in the comments of the Wangan Warriors 10 posting:
rusty Suzuki Fronte LC10W race car
The Fronte LC10W features already a lot of racing looks, but this little powerhouse certainly has been modified to race spec in the b(l)ooming 70s or 80s!

From the side it becomes apparent that there is no way to return this LC10W to that era anymore: Read the rest of this entry →

Kei-car fun!

June 14, 2009 in racecar

I found this video about a historical kei-car race some time ago on youtube. The drivers are having a lot of fun with their kei-cars in the rain and it does have a lot of action in it!

The race is viewed from a Suzuki Fronte Coupe (better known as the Cervo outside Japan) and since this car is a RR setup the driver really has problems finding enough grip in this race. He isn’t the only one: another car has crashed into the wall at 0:52. And at 2:30 he almost knocks off his rear view mirror while recovering from going sideways and at 2:49 when he barely avoids collision with a Subaru R-2 spinning around!

Who said old kei-cars are no fun at all? 😉