The Honda Insight was a not the very good Toyota Prius clone. Very few, if any, of ...
The Honda Insight was a not the very good Toyota Prius clone. Very few, if any, of us were disappointed when the Honda ultimately dropped it back in 2014.
But the group of university students at Georgia Tech have managed to find the way to make the Insight relevant – by turning it into the race car.
Screw the Insight’s hybrid past. This wrecked Insight has ditched original 1.0-liter three-cylinder and batteries for the 3.3-liter flat-six from the long gone and not forgotten and wonderfully weird Subaru SVX.
YouTuber ThatDudeInBlue has managed to get behind the wheel of the flat-six-powered, stripped to the bones Insight, and it is now ridiculously fast.
Literally everything from the original vehicle is gone, including the front and the rear glass, most body panels, the entire interior.
In order to handle the far more powerful engine, and the students built a custom subframe reinforced by the old Ford Crown Victoria front suspension, and the custom made pushrod suspension out back.
The final result doesn’t really look like much of anything, other than the nearly naked body, frame and exposed engine. It is the best use of a Honda Insight we’ve ever seen.
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