Formula LGB Swift
is a single seater, open wheel
class in motorsport in India
launched in 2003. The cars are powered by 1.3 liter Maruti Esteem
engines (also used in the Suzuki Swift
) and are driven by top and upcoming Indian drivers in the National Racng Championship. This car can be considered as an Indian equivalent of Europe’s Formula Ford
series, where it is void of aerodynamic aids like wings. From 2006 this Car replaced Formula Maruti
as an entry level formula car. This series offers the first feel and insights into open wheel
racing for an upcoming race driver.
LGB denotes L.G.Balakrishnan Brothers, the manufacturers of Rolon Chains and Sprockets.LGB is the parent company of Super Speeds that designs constructs the cars.Swift is named denoting the Engine supplier Maruti Udyog.The car was originally named just Formula LGB
from 2003 till 2005. In 2006 a suffix Swift was added to avoid name confusion with the launch of another Hyundai
engined Formula LGB (Formula LGB Hyundai
) which was slightly different in layout and design.
The car was originally named just Formula LGB
from 2003 till 2005 and the engines were the same 1.3 Liter used in Maruti Esteem
car but in Carburetor
format with Single Over Head Cam design. But the car had 50% more power (65 b.h.p. being its Stock version in carburetor form), than the stock version in race trim.
In 2006 season the cars was re-named Formula LGB Swift and the Engine from Maruti... Read More