|Mazda Kusabi '03|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 4 Prologue|
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||150 PS|
|Performance Points||402 PP|
|Max Torque||18.37 kgf.m|
|Length||149.6 inches (3,800 mm)|
|Width||68.8 inches (1,750 mm)|
|Height||50.7 inches (1,290 mm)|
|Weight||900 kilograms (2,000 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||6 kg (13 lb) per horsepower|
"A multi-purpose sportscar with an innovative form and versatile utility."
The Mazda Kusabi concept car, unveiled at the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show, was billed as a "daily compact sports car". It was built on the platform of the Japan-market compact car called the Demio. The Kusabi featured a 3-door hatchback body measuring 149.6 inches long, 68.8 inches wide and 50.7 inches high. The car's design was truly unique, highlighted by a reverse-wedge shaped roof. Just as innovative was its "twin-lift hatchback" at the rear. Unlike normal hatches that only open upward, the two halves of the twin-lift hatchback can also open out like the wings of a butterfly, allowing easy access and storage.
Inside, the seats were laid out in 2+2 form. What was notable here was when passengers climbed into the back seats, the top halves of the front seats fold back into the cabin. While the Kusabi was a bit tall for a sports car, it possessed the kind of aggressive styling that exuded performance.
Powering the car was a variation of the MZR. The 1.3-liter DOHC inline-4 had upgrades like dual sequential valve timing, a supercharger, and a 4-barrel electric throttle that accounted for 148 HP. It came mated to a 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode. The suspension system was similar to the Demio's, with struts up front and a torsion beam at rear. It made for an agile car, one that had the utility of a family wagon.
The Mazda Kusabi '03 cannot be bought in GT4. It must be won from the License Center by achieving all silver trophies in the B-License. It is, however, available from the start in Arcade Mode.
This car can be purchased from the dealerships for 50,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Mazda Kusabi '03 occasionally appears in the Used Car Dealership, costing around 50,000 Credits. It is a Level 1 car.
This car can can be bought for 50,000 Credits. It has a simple interior.