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Daihatsu Midget II D-Type '98
Midget II D-Type '98 Revised
Appears in Gran Turismo 2
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Daihatsu
Drivetrain FR[3]
Engine Daihatsu EF-CK I3
Max Power 33 BHP
Performance Points 279 PP
Top Speed 118 kilometres per hour (73 mph)
Weight 570 kilograms (1,300 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 17.81 kg (39.3 lb) per horsepower

The Daihatsu Midget II D-Type '98 is a Road car produced by Daihatsu. It first appears in Gran Turismo 2, and has returned in every main Gran Turismo game since, though it did not return in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec and Gran Turismo Sport.

ColorsEdit

The player can choose six colors upon buying this car.

  • White
  • Off Black Mica
  • Red
  • Red Mica
  • Emerald Green Metallic
  • Yellow

In-game descriptionEdit

"Often used as a "driving billboard"; an ultra-small truck that is almost like riding a motorcycle."


Inheriting the name "Midget", which had ceased production in 1971, was the new Midget II. Though the original Midget took on a simple front wheel and double rear wheel tricycle design, the Midget II adopted a 4-wheel layout for safety. While a two-person model was added later, the base model was a one-seater, inheriting the motorcycle-like feel of the original model.

With a length of 109.8 inches and a width of 50.9 inches, it was 7 inches shorter than the original, while its width was the same. Minimum turning radius was an amazing 11.8 ft. While the maximum payload was quite small, only 150 kg, there was little complaint since it was only intended for light work, such as neighborhood deliveries. With frog-like headlights and the front nose-mounted spare tire, its visual impact was excellent. It also saw much use as a mobile billboard.

The engine was a 659 cc 3-cylinder SOHC mounted under the driver's seat, and was rear wheel drive. The suspension utilized struts in the front and rigid leaf springs in the rear. At first, only a single-seat 4-speed manual transmission model was available, but with the increase of private owners, a column shift 3-speed automatic and 2-seater models were added. In 1997, a cargo-type model with a roof over the truck bed was also released.

In 1998, minor changes were made to conform to new codes and standards for lightweight cars. In order to clear the strict collision safety standards, the front grille was enlarged. This car had the minimum necessities crammed into a minimal body, but was designed with maximum personality. Unfortunately, production ceased in 2001. Total cumulative production reached 14,000 units.

AcquisitionEdit

GT2Edit

This car can be bought at the Daihatsu New Cars Dealership in East City for 5,940 Credits.

GT4Edit

The Daihatsu Midget II D-Type can be purchased from Used car Showroom (Late '90s) for 3,364 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage.

GT PSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 5,740 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Daihatsu Midget II D-Type '98 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 4,643 Credits. An alternative way to obtain this car is by winning the Sport Truck Race in both A-spec and B-spec. It is a Level 0 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 5,740 Credits. It is a simplified car.

TriviaEdit

  • In Gran Turismo 2, the little Midget has the distinction of having the least power in a fully upgraded car, at 66bhp.
  • Despite technically being a pickup truck, this car is not allowed to be used in the Sports Truck Race in Gran Turismo 4. This may be due to the car being too slow compared to other pickup trucks.

PicturesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive