Ever wanted to see a Suzuki Jimny driven at its absolute limit on a circuit? Feast your eyes on this.

    As reported by Speedhunters, the annual Attack Tsukuba at Japan’s iconic circuit turned 10 this year and while it featured the typical, aerodynamic time attack cars, there were also a set of an unusual entrants.

    These vehicles were track-specification Suzuki Jimny kei cars that had been stripped out, lowered, widened and shod with racing tyres. They were also boosted with huge turbo upgrades, intercoolers and roll cages.

    A total of 10 modified Jimny time attack weapons took on Tsukuba during this year’s event, with a number of them modified by Rainbow Auto which is a tuning firm based in Chiba, Japan.

    The wildest of the bunch was a red JA11-generation Jimny which lapped the Tsukuba Circuit in 1:12:056. Its track had been widen significantly and it wore Skyline GT-R R32 wheels.

    This Jimny was powered by a boosted 660cc F6A three-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 179kW of power, almost four times the amount of power the stock engine produces.

    It’s worth noting all of the Suzuki Jimnys that competed at the 2023 Attack Tsukuba are kei car-specification vehicles which are narrower than Australian-specification examples and a powered by a smaller 660cc engine.

    Let us know what you think of these crazy Suzuki Jimnys lifting a wheel around the corners at Tsukuba Circuit in the comments below!

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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