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Suzuki Plots US-Bound Muscle Car

The Japanese carmaker is plotting a dramatic return to the US with a high-powered muscle car.

At the endof last year American Suzuki Motor Corporation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy,announcing that it was set to end all sales of its cars and trucks once thecurrent dealership lots were cleared. However newsis emerging from the Far East that the Japanese carmaker, which still enjoys solidsales in Asia and other markets, is preparing a fresh US offensive witha high-performing muscle car. It will boast a low and wide stance and styling similar to the Kizashi sedan but pushed to the limits for a more aggressive design.

Based on the Kizashi’s platform, the muscle car, currently codenamed AFD13, will be powered by two of the sedan's 2.4-liter inline-fours welded together and bored out to 5.6 liters. Output is currently estimated at over 600 horsepower and an equal amount of torque, which will be sent to all four wheels via the carmaker’s 6-speed CVT. Currently in the conceptualization stage of development, there’s no word on price or when the first concept will be showcased, but if things go to plan we can expect to see the Suzuki muscle car hitting showrooms by the end of the decade.

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