|Isuzu Bellett 1600 GT-R '69|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 4|
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||110 BHP|
|Performance Points||347 PP|
|Max Torque||104.87 ft-lb|
|Top Speed||129mph (207kph) (MAX)|
|Weight||970 kilograms (2,100 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||8.82 kg (19.4 lb) per horsepower|
This description is taken from the description page in GT5. It is transcluded from here.
Demand was rising for small cars with the advancing wave of Japan's motorisation in the 60's. The Isuzu Bellett was introduced in the midst of this in 1963.
Among the Bellett line-up was a model that set car enthusiasts on fire - the stoic, 2-door coupe GT, nicknamed the "Belle G". A sporty version of the Belle G equipped with the 1600 cc DOHC engine from the 117, was the 1600GT-R that appeared in 1969. Many cars with an "R" spec came thereafter, but this was one of the first real "R"s, born and bred to fight.
Isuzu was already involved in racing at this point. And because the 1600GT-R was based on the works Bellett GTX, designed to defeat Toyotas and Nissans, not only its engine but its suspension was built to win.
To make sure that its handling was progressive, the car was dropped and the rear wheels were given negative camber. Just the view of the car poised with its rear tires spread outward, was testament to its aggressiveness.
The direct steering feel, the hard, solid, 4-speed floor shifter and solid braking performance allowed lightning fast cornering, and instilled fear in its rivals. However, to fully utilise its performance, it took a certain amount of skill. It was a GT that wasn't for everyone, a car that only allowed those with sharp reflexes and a great sense of balance to control it to their will.
In 1970, Isuzu ended the sales of the 1600GT due to tougher emissions regulations, and released a 1.8L 1800GT. Producing 113 BHP, it lacked power compared to the 1600GT-R, but with its increased torque, it was a force to be reckoned with on the road.
This car can only be bought at the 1980's Used Car Dealership for 14,699 Credits. It is not for sale in the Isuzu dealership.
This car can be purchased for 42,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Isuzu Bellett 1600 GT-R '69 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 31,498 Credits. It is a Level 0 car.
This car can be purchased for 42,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.