RC Drift: Suzuki SX4


Ok, what I’ll show you here is a bit different from what you are use to see on the web and that’s what makes AMF different.

I’ve been introduced to the RC drift scene back in 2007. Thanks to internet, I’ve met some RC drifters, and what I found awesome with RC drifting, it was for me a great opportunity to shoot some exclusive cars like Nissan Skyline, Toyota Supra, and so on.

You all have heard about RC drifting, right? But did you know that those enthusiasts are going further? I’m talking about Time Attack, Rally, and all you can see with scale 1/1!

Here is one of the latest creations from Loris. This guy never stops making new cars and he always try to find the one you have never seen before.

Has anyone ever seen a Suzuki SX4 Sportback before? Well, maybe, but a tuned version? I guess not.

It all started with a Tamiya TA04R chassis, where Loris add a brushless Hobbywing 13.5T engine on it, with a Hobbywing v2 65Amp dimmer and to finish, he put Lithium-Polymer Nosram 5300 7.4v batteries.

But let’s talk about styling! Loris found on the web a tuner named Road Race Motorsports (if you follow AMF and I know you do, we’ve shown their Fiat 500 during the SEMA coverage HERE). This shop was the first to offer styling and tuning parts for the Suzuki SX4, including a 200+ turbo kit conversion, with the agreement of Suzuki itself, proving that’s some serious business. Well, they have made a black and candy orange/red SX4 to promote their business, and Loris decided to make his version based on this showcar.

With a Tamiya SX4 rally body, he painted it black and red as the Road Race Motorsports’ paint scheme. Adding 4 HPI Racing – Volk TE37 Bronze wheels and HPI Racing – X-pattern tires, this RC car is ready to hit the track; I mean RC tracks of course.

Details are really impressive on this car: an intercooler, dual exhaust system, brake discs with calipers, etc. and it all looks really awesome.

But, do you like it? Please, let us know if you want to see more RC cars, your opinion is important to us, so do not hesitate!

Words & Photos: William Guillon

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  1. Did you guys build this!? I want it. I would buy it in a heartbeat. This is amazing craftsmanship, where did you even find the shell?