Mr.RegularCars made a review of Autozam AZ-1. This is a two seat gull wing Japan only K-car running on a Suzuki three cylinder turbo-charged fuel injection 660 CC engine connected to a Ridge Racer feeling five speed manual transmission. 62 Hp engine.
By the time this video is out, this AZ-1 has already been sold on Bring-A-Trailer, for $16,000 on November 13th. So what do you get for $16,000? You get to drive in your socks! Because the pedals are the size of match books and closer together than brazen PDA couples. You don’t get a glove box YOU GET A BAAAG. That’s bolted to the rear firewall. You DO get air conditioning though, and that works. And you’re going to use it because the gull wing doors don’t allow the windows to go all the way down. So you have DeLorean-style windows in windows that aren’t very big.
1992 Autozam AZ-1 is the product of a random alliance. It was designed and produced by Suzuki but sold by Mazda under their Autozam brand name. Basically Mazda decided they wanted a separate brand for all their K-cars and all their small mid-engine passion projects. This was the late 1980s and cocaine was still bigger than Major League Baseball so here we are.