The Maruti Suzuki Swift has been a popular mid-size hatchback in the country for years. It competes with cars like Ford Figo, Hyundai Grand i10, Grand i10 Nios in the segment. It is one of the coolest looking hatchback in the country and for that very reason is a vehicle of choice for many who love to modify cars. There is a considerable amount of modified Swifts in our country. Internationally, Suzuki sells a more powerful version of the Swift which is known as Swift Sport. It is a hot hatch version of the regular hatchback with more aggressive styling, and a more powerful engine of course. Here we have a video that shows how beautifully it can drift in the hands of a pro driver.
The video has been uploaded by Oliver Amon on his Youtube channel. He is a professional drifter from Hungary and it seems like he has a special love for Suzuki Swift. Oliver has done a couple of videos in the past with regular Swift as well and those videos have already gone viral on the internet. In this video he is drifting the much more powerful Suzuki Swift Sport. The video starts by showing the Swift Sport doing a proper drift in an open area.
The video then shows Oliver driving the hot hatchback around a track. The whole is shot from the inside so it is clear how is doing it. It is very evident at the corners that the cars nose is facing one side and the wheels are spinning and taking it to the opposite side making it drift. It is actually a very commendable job considering the fact that the Swift Sport is a front wheel drive car and, performing a drift in a front-wheel drive car is a hard job as the power and steering both are managed by the front wheels.
In the beginning of the video, lot of smoke can be seen coming from the front tyres because of all that power and burning rubber. From the video it was clear that he was not at all using the handbrakes and still making the tail of the car step out in the corners. There is a possibility that he might have used PVC rings around the rear tyres that make the car step out quite often.
The Suzuki Swift Sport is powered by a 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 140 Ps and 230 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Recently, a white colour Suzuki Swift Sport was spotted at the IGI airport, Delhi. However, Maruti has no plans to launch the Sport version in India and the one spotted could have been imported for R&D purposes.