It started life as a mild-mannered Suzuki SX4 but then someone introduced it to steroids and now it’s got a twin-turbo 2.7-litre V6 under the bonnet that produces a whopping 679kW of power with 887Nm of torque.
At the same time a whole lot of aerodynamic trim was added to the body and it has just won the unlimited division in the world-famous Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in Colorado.
The climb is run over a 19.9km course that starts at an altitude of 2,860 metres, features and after 156 turns it finishes at 4,300 metres. At those altitudes engines lose power by as much as 30 per cent and competitors need special breathing apparatus.
This Suzuki SX4 handled the conditions with no problems at all and took just 10 minutes 11.49 seconds to complete the course. That’s not the course record though … Nobuhyiro Tajima who drove this SX4 set the all-time course record back in 2007 with a time of 10 minutes 1.41 seconds.