|Honda INSIGHT '99|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 4|
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Engine||Honda ECA lean burn engine, inline 3 SOHC, 995 cc + 144 Volt electric motor|
|Max Power||82 HP (lean burn petrol + electric motor)|
|Performance Points||332 PP|
|Max Torque||141 Nm (lean burn petrol + electric motor)|
|Weight||820 kilograms (1,800 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||10 kg (22 lb) per horsepower|
This description is taken from the description page in GT5. It is transcluded from here.
Since the clamour for environmentally responsible cars, makers have been competing fiercely to create more fuel-efficient, low-emission vehicles. The turning point came in 1997 with the debut of the 1st-generation Toyota PRIUS. In response, Honda offered its first hybrid in 1999: the 1st-generation Honda INSIGHT.
Against the PRIUS's image as a well-appointed hybrid saloon, the INSIGHT emerged as a 2-door sports car alternative; Honda was shooting for a hybrid sports car instead of a hybrid passenger car like Toyota's. The two vehicles' mileage performance in the 10-15 mode road test showed that the INSIGHT achieved about 4.4L/100km compared to the PRIUS's 4.9L/100km. This was not just due to the engine, but because the INSIGHT had kept loading to a minimum through lower kerb weight and better aerodynamics.
The powerplant was Honda's IMA hybrid system, a simple design where a gas engine provides the main driving force, supplemented by power from an electric motor. The engine, a 1.0L straight-3 SOHC lean-burning VTEC, is the lightest in the world to produce 69 BHP.
The engine is paired with a low-profile brushless 10kW DC motor and NiMH batteries. Of course the car features regenerative braking technology and an idling-stop system as well. The INSIGHT also employs a great deal of aluminium to keep the kerb weight down to 820kg, which is 40% lighter compared to a steel construction.
Sadly, the 1st-generation INSIGHT did not appeal to many buyers. The 2nd-generation was released in 2009, 10 years after the INSIGHT's debut. This new INSIGHT emerged completely reborn as a serious mass-production hybrid model based on the Honda Fit.
The player can purchase this car for 21,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.
As a Standard car, the Honda INSIGHT '99 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 17,239 Credits. It is a Level 0 car.
This car can be purchased for 21,000 Credits.
This car can be purchased at the Honda New Cars Dealership for 21,000 Credits.