This Suzuki Cappuccino came from the factory with a turbocharged 657 cc inline-three that produced only 63 horsepower. Not bad for a car that only weighs 1598 lbs (725 kg) but still not enough to really perform. The owner asked Z-Cars (no longer in business) in the UK to solve the performance issue using one of the most desirable engines produced by Suzuki.
The factory engine was replaced with a Hayabusa K7 1.3 L inline-four. The engine was upgraded with forged pistons and rods to handle the boost coming from a Garrett GT28 RS turbocharger. The engine produces 380 horsepower while being controlled by a DTA S60 ECU.
Behind the engine is a six-speed sequential transmission which is controlled through a Geartronics paddle-shift system. Power then goes to the rear wheels through an Elite Racing MX200 LSD with a mechanically operated reverse. This means the driver selects which direction, either forward or reverse and then goes through the gears. This makes it possible for the car to travel as fast in reverse as it could going forward.
All these upgrades makes for some serious performance improvements. It can sprint 0-62 mph in under three seconds, 0-100 mph in 6.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 145 mph.
Source: Mozber Youtube channel, Pistonheads and Z Cars FB page
Is it me or it looks like mini Miata? lol But seriously, sick car At first I thought that top speed is rather low, but then again you probably don’t want to faster than 145 mph in that thing.
I agree it looks like a Miata and a S2000 had a baby and was born with a hard top.
Trust me I’ve been in one of z cars minis with a similar conversion to this,is not about top speed with these things,it’s just insane non stop acceleration through the gears,you get out feeling like you done a Lap in an f1 car from the neck strain lol
He should fix his steering wheel alignment.
That is ridiculous. The power combined with the light weight..and the rawness of being so connected with the engine since the car itself has no frills like 2017 vehicles…good on these guys for building this thing. Must be scary as hell to drive.
What transmission do you suppose he used? It just says 6 speed sequential. It does mention which company made the LSD tho. I have a cappo I want to do a mild build with.
I recommend contacting Z Cars and asking them if they remember which transmission they used. http://www.zcars.org.uk or https://www.facebook.com/pg/zcarsclassicsreimagined/
The motorbike engine has the gearbox as part of the engine, cannot be separated and is sequential, the LSD will be in the rear diff
Unfortunately zcars is no longer in business it used to be based just outside hull.
Could they have moved? They list their addresss as Kent now and they have several FB posts from April 6.
A Cappuccino as a Miata that was left in a dryer set on high for way too long.
The transmission is built into the motor. It’s a motorcycle engine.