Formula LGB Swift

Formula LGB Swift

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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.

Name

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.



Design

Early Version

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.

Current Version

In 2006 season the cars was re-named Formula LGB Swift and the Engine from Maruti...
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