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 Post subject: Suzuki Swift Sport Retired from the Nurburgring.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:18 pm 
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I saw this on the Swiftfive.net forum..

http://www.bridgetogantry.com/2/index.php/home/news/274-two-years-and-2800-laps-later


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 Post subject: Re: Suzuki Swift Sport Retired from the Nurburgring.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:30 pm 
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I drove the sister car to this when I went to the ring a while ago, great car...for a suzuki. well set up and confidence inspiring. The rent-4-ring guys are also nice people. they have expanded their offer for cars substantially over the last few years too.

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 Post subject: Re: Suzuki Swift Sport Retired from the Nurburgring.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:50 pm 
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First off, let's look at what 'YY' achieved during it's 3 season tenure at the Nürburgring Nordschleife:

    59000kms on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, or a little over 2800 laps.
    Gave 457 different drivers their Nürburgring kicks. Some were fast, some were slow. Some were nice to the car, a few were frankly awful!
    Peak engine speed of 8761rpm (you know who you are!)
    Still making 133bhp on the dyno
    600 hours of racetrack driving - that's around 25 normal 24-hour races!
    180 million engine revolutions
    168 thousand gear changes, some were nice, a lot were not!


What did it use, burn or break?
Sorry Greenpeace, but it burnt 8400ltrs of 98RON super plus gas, at an average of 14ltrs/100km or about 20mpg!

    It used 55 litres of top-grade fully-synthetic Motul motor oil, and two changes of gearbox oil
    27 front brake pads, 10 rears
    52 super-sticky Toyo 888 tyres, and one set of four Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres.
    One replacement clutch (stock Suzuki)
    Three complete brake fluid flushes
    One wheel bearing (front left)
    One new alternator and one new battery
    One set of wipers

Amazingly the car was never mechanically broken by a driver and was never crashed


Impressive! talk about cheap thrills.

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