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Drifting Suzuki Swift Sport Proves You Don't Need RWD to Have Fun

Under the title, " Don't forget, you can never drift a FWD!" some Hungarians released a video of a new Suzuki Swift Sport... drifting.
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Drifting Suzuki Swift Sport Proves You Don't Need RWD to Have FunDrifting Suzuki Swift Sport Proves You Don't Need RWD to Have FunDrifting Suzuki Swift Sport Proves You Don't Need RWD to Have Fun
The Swift Sport has been around for three generations in which time it cemented its reputation as the go-to small, cheap and fun hatchback. Forget the Abarth; those things are for millionaires!

You might think that the Swift Sport is a Japanese car, but it's more European than anything else. The fact that it's assembled in Hungary means it's a sort of national hot hatch. A driver by the name of Amon Oliver recently took it to the track and showed what it could do.

He gives the yellow critter a good flick of the steering wheel, and it just dances for him. You're not supposed to call this drifting, but some of the angles he pulls are comparable to amateur drifters. Amon also deserves some D1 points for dancing his rear tire all over the track edge.

So the next time somebody asks you for a cheap new car that can drift, forget about the Miata and the GT 86, just recommend this little Suzuki. You can pick one of these up in Britain for £16,499, and it comes with a lot of equipment.

The 2018 model drops the 1.6-liter that its predecessors had for a 1.4-liter turbo. Power is only up a few horses to 140 HP, but maybe Suzuki wanted linear deliver... you know, for drifting.

Another thing we like is that it's one of the hot hatches ever at just 975kg (2,149 lbs). Compared to the regular Swift, the Sport gets a bold body kit, bigger brakes, lowered suspension with Monroe dampers, 17-inch wheels and dual exhaust. The combo of yellow paint and black alloys is fantastic.

Safety tech like lane departure warning and forward collision warning are part of the standard kit. Wonder how that works when you're completely sideways.



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