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240 Landmarks TopPassenger Cars, Part 3 > Suzuki Fronte 800
 Suzuki Fronte 800
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Frontes were exhibited at the Tokyo Motor Show from 1962 to 1964, and the 800 cc class small passenger vehicle that was shown as an R & D vehicle was eventually released as the Fronte 800 in 1965. It featured a water-cooled 2-stroke 785 cc power plant and a front-engine front-wheel drive set up mated to a 4-speed transmission that propelled the car to a top speed of 115 km/h. Its styling was ahead of its time, which assured its favorable reception.
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Storage location:SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION (300, Takatsuka-cho, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka-ken 432-8611)
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Year manufactured:1965
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Manufacturer:Suzuki Motor Corporation
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:On public display: operational
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Suzuki
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Model name:Suzuki Fronte 800
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Company name:Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1965
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Vehicle type/usage:Small passenger car
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Suzuki Motor Corporation
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Model / Weight
Style:Box type passenger car
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Number of doors:2
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Passenger capacity:5
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Vehicle weight:730 kgf
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Points of interest, topicality:・Suzuki's first compact car ・Japan's first compact front engine, front wheel drive car
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Body / Size
Structure:Steel sheet (monocoque)
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Bumpers:Provided
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Step:None
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Overall length:3870 mm
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Overall width:1480 mm
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Overall height:1360 mm
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Tire size:6.00-12
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Front axle:Wishbone type
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Rear axle:Semifloating type
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Wheelbase:2200 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1240×1200 mm
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Vehicle height adjustment:Adjustable
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Steering:Round steering wheel
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Dampers:Provided
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Stabilizer:Front only
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Driving stability devices:None
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Features:Torsion bar spring 4-wheel independent suspension
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Engine / Size / Power
Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/inline 3-cylinder
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Valve train:Piston valve
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Carburetor:Provided
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Bore x stroke:70.0×68.0 mm
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Displacement:0.785 L
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Ignition system:Battery ignition
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Max. power/r.p.m.:41 ps/4000 rpm
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Exhaust emissions treatment:None
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Supercharger:None
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Variable ignition system:None
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Fuel tank capacity:35 L
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:MT4
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Drive system:FF
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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