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Old 06-15-2011, 12:15 PM   #1
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Ugly as sin. Waste of money and time. Owner needs to be punched in the pp
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Win.

It'll be decently quick and has a great sleeper effect to it.
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I'm not down with that. I hate Insights, they remind me of a hybrid version of a CRX. I'm also not a wrong wheel drive fan. The K20 swap is hot though. In fact, if I could put one in my miata very easily, I'd be set. You could make 200whp NA with simple bolt ons, and I kinda think the K20 engine is a little lighter than a BP Miata engine.
I do believe, however, that the K20 was destined to be swapped into the Toyota MR2. I mean think about it...a RWD car that might be lighter than a Miata, with a Honda V-tec K series engine. 200 WHP without touching the internals, or adding forced induction, just naturally aspirated awesomeness.
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They must not handle too bad...



Edit: Just read that the insight was on RA1s and the miata was on azenis.
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It doesn't hurt that Guillermo in the Insight is a performance driving instructor in the Toronto Canada area either. I would imagine he could drive Shannonville blindfolded.
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is it still a hybrid? then = win.

otherwise point = 0
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Not still a hybrid.

But it is a K-series engine in an aerodynamic, lightweight shell. That's point enough for me.
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I'd rock one as a daily driver for sure.
I'm sure its damn quick and probably gets decent mileage too
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If I was the owner, I'd get one of the carpool stickers that FL hybrid owners can apply for. Save me some toll money while poppin' VTEC.

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such a hater.
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without batteries aren't they like sub 2k lbs or something? I'm thinking it'd be a pretty quick ride.
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without batteries aren't they like sub 2k lbs or something? I'm thinking it'd be a pretty quick ride.
my homeboy has one at like 1750 wet
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yeah think I saw a k20 swaped insight a while back, ***** sweet
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battery's got to be a good 1-200lbs on those. so with the added weight of the k20 minus battery you get what, like 2k lbs total.
10lb/hp and 30+ mpg aint bad at all
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i know drag racers love Insights as they are so light stripped down. something like being the lightest fwd platform you can get.

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I mean think about it...a RWD car that might be lighter than a Miata, with a Honda V-tec K series engine. 200 WHP without touching the internals, or adding forced induction, just naturally aspirated awesomeness.
... Its called an ariel atom.

Also comes in 245hp and 300hp varieties.
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I think is cool. I wish K-series could be easily made RWD...
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I think is cool. I wish K-series could be easily made RWD...
it can be, just drive your fwd car in reverse
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I like it, would drive everyday.
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... Its called an ariel atom.

Also comes in 245hp and 300hp varieties.
Most US bound atoms don't have the k20 or the 6speed.
They come with either a built or stock ecotec+heaton.
Had one at buddy's shop a few months back.

Its really not a car either. no roof and plastic seats less comfortable than a damn log. you want a "car" car with rwd k20 get a swapped elise
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