people drove the Formula Suzuki Hayabusa at Suzuki One Make Race
Series, everybody started saying "Wouldn't be great if we can drive
this kind of car on the road?" That light weight sport car is what
we gave the answer for. "Hayabusa Prototype" Based on Formula Suzuki
Hayabusa, Suzuki Sport has developed from the beginning considering
running on public roads and was shown to the world at 2002 Tokyo
Auto Salon with Auto Asia.
"Ultimate light weight sport car" To have superb handling is what
we aimed for and the layout has been decided. Hereby is what we
1,Super light weight
2,Equal weight distribution on all four wheels
3,Low center gravity
4,Light weight on over hang part
5,Short wheel base
6,Minus lift aerodynamics
With Suzuki Sport original steel pipe + aluminum panel frame,
"Suzuki GSX-R1300R Hayabusa" engine is installed in front midship
and driven by rear wheel. Body is made from FRP using carbon fiber.
Design was established by testing at moving belt type wind tunnel
facility in Suzuki Sport factory to have excellent aerodynamics.
Chassis and body uses fully original design (ex. suspensions)
and Suzuki's genuine parts (ex. differential) in order to be low
cost yet to have high original quality.
-To give out much performance of motorcycle engine
and handling, light weight was must.
-Frame was analyzed by help of Suzuki Motor Corporation to simulate
crash test for the safety.
-To make the center gravity low, exhaust pipe is fitted on left
side of the frame.
-Making the floor flat and up tail at the rear results ground
effect which makes minus lift aerodynamics.
-Gull wing doors make easy access to the cockpit.
The prototype which was presented at the show are not yet complete
to run public road. At the moment, there is no plan made for further
development, producing, and sales.