Executive Dress Code – Carbon Suited Swift
Never have we seen a smaller car fitted with more carbon fibre components in the past decade than this Suzuki Swift ! Usually, the carbon fibre treatment only extends to the hood, front grille and interior trim, but this time round, it not only expands to the roof, it even added to the wheel arches.
This project was the result of years with effort by UP Aeropart and its carbon-fibre producing subsidiary Carbon Vacuum, which aimed to produce high-grade carbon fibre in the pursuit of weight saving, as the material weighs a lot more lesser than most metals.
This featured Suzuki Swift, has carbon fibre parts that was inspired by the JDM racing style. Worth noting is how the carbon fibre is produced, through the use of epoxy vacuum bagging, which creates lighter and more flexible pieces compared to those aftermarket carbon fibre produced through hand laying.
The major downside is that only a few pieces can be made in a single session. However, UP Aeropart keeps templates of past projects along with designing new templates for any car brought to them.
They specialised in producing body kits for the Suzuki Swift, Honda Jazz GK and the Honda Brio with vacuum bagging, which makes for lighter and higher quality carbon fibre. Did we also mention that the process of making it is one to admire?
Vehicle : Suzuki Swift
Workshop : UP Aeropart
Country : Thailand
K12B / MSE Engine Filter / UP Aeropart Engine Header / HKS F-CON iS / Carbing Oil Catch Tank / Beatrush Underbody Sump Guard
JWRC Carbon Bumper / MSE Carbon Grille / Try Force Carbon Hood / Front Carbon Fender / Swift Sport Carbon Side Skirts / Craft Square Side Mirror / TM Square Rear Bumper Competition Version / Voltex Type H2SI Hatchback Style Rear Wing / Swift Sport Head & Tail Lights
5-speed Manual Transmission Gearbox / Fujitsubo Wagolis Exhaust Muffler / Cusco Zero-A Adjustable Coilover / Endless 4-pot Brakes Kit / Endless E-Slit 294mm Brake Discs / Carbing Front Strut Bar / Try Force Centre Strut Bar / Beatrush Sub-frame Mount / Cusco Anti-roll Bar / Rays Volk Racing CE28 Club Race Wheels 7Jx16” / Yokohama S-Drive Tyres 205/45 R16
Prodrive Steering Wheel / Works Bell Steering Column / Recaro Super Stark RS-G & Recaro Super Stark SR-6 Racing Seats / Monster Sport Foot Rest / MSE Clutch Pedal / MSE Gauge Kit / Defi-Link Advance System / Defi Advance ZD Display / Defi Gauges / Apexi Throttle Control / Monster Sport Gear Knob / Zoom Engineering Rear View Mirror
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