Hello! This is your timely reminder that kei cars are awesome. Just in case you’ve forgotten how awesome they are, this weekend you will be able to enjoy an assortment of the smallest and the coolest kei cars made. Weird ads, weird stickers, small displacement, turbos – you got it all.
The first car to go is the 1980s Suzuki Alto Works, which simply put works, for me at least. Also, that is probably the worst pun you’ll have to bear this weekend, so it’s good to get that out of the way.
[youtube width=”720″ height=”480″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35f4p6ls7Ic[/youtube]
“Riding Hi” probably sounds better than “Riding Tall and Narrow”, but that’s what the Works was all about. The car was as high as it was wide, at 55 inches. The turbocharged DOHC triple was tiny at 547cc, and the power output was rated at 57,5 horsepower, the half hp probably making a major difference when your vehicle weighs all of 600kg.
The amazing thing is that you could also get the Works as a RS-R version, with full time four wheel drive. That’s a lot of moving parts in a small car.