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Suzuki has drawn inspiration from its championship dominating GSX-R superbike range for a high performance concept version of its stunning new Kizashi sedan.

Suzuki Australian General Manager Tony Devers today pulled back the covers on the Concept Kizashi Turbo at the Australian International Motor Show.

Concept Kizashi Turbo boasts a force-fed power boost, lifting peak power from 131 to 179 kW, and torque from 230 Newton-metres to 330.

“Customers have been asking about a turbo-charged version of this car since the original Concept Kizashi was unveiled at Frankfurt in 2007,” said Devers.

“The race-bred Kizashi chassis was always designed to handle more power and we are excited about the potential for a high performance version.”

With its updrated engine, Concept Kizashi Turbo is nearly 40 per cent more powerful than its naturally aspirated sibling.

Kizashi’s high handling levels are assisted by a lower ride height, updated brakes and a front strut brace for increased rigidity.

The performance potential is clear from the aggressive lines, accentuated by a new rear deck spoiler and 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in low profile sports rubber.

Devers said Suzuki would use the 2011 Australian International Motor Show to gauge customer reaction to a high performance Kizashi.

“We will closely monitor customer feedback on the concept car and welcome input at facebook.com/suzukiaustralia”

Concept Kizashi Turbo specifications

Engine                         Turbocharged and intercooled JB24 2.4 litre in-line four

Boost                           7psi

Power                          179 kW at 4800 rpm

Torque                         330 Nm at 4400 rpm

Transmission               Six-speed manual

Wheels                        18inch Advanti Almera alloys

Tyres                            235/45x 18inch Accelera PH1

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