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Owner: RedDevil
Red Devil: 2011 Honda Insight Elegance
Displacement: 1.339 L
Fuel type: gas/electric hybrid
Transmission: CVT
Curb weight: 2593 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.28
Frontal area: 21.9 sq.ft.
Instrumentation: UltraGauge
Description: If you add a couple of A's to the license plate it almost spells SANTA. Like just not.
It is red.
Build Thread:
Current Mods: - Removed boot floor and foam spacer, mats, ash beaker, console divider, and other small stuff
- Full pipe foam lower & Lexan upper grill block
- 35W HID low beams
- LEDs for fog, city, license plate, under door, dome, map, glove box & boot lights
- Wing shaped antenna sleeve
- Extra brake pad return springs on front wheels (pairs i.o. singles)
- Neutral wheel alignment
- Honda Green Oil (hyperthin like -5W16 ??)
- Aero shaped fog light covers
- 3M Foam door seam fillers (+ boot lid)

Planned Mods: - LGB cover plate cum air splitter (adjustible, evt. spring loaded; drops to close LG at speed)
- Engine pre-heater (block heater)
- Electric WAI
- Zigzag tape or fairing on rear bumper edge
- Front wiper cover
- Further mild weight shedding (trim, unused rear headrests etc.)
- Rear window/spoiler ridge smoothing
- General body panel gap blocking (in progress)
- Lower grill blocking bulge 2 divert air sideways & up
- Rear wheel well cover
- Partial front wheel well cover
- All wheels leading and trailing spoilers
- even better belly pan fairing / partial exhaust duct fairing
- 12V charging/cabin venting small solar panel.
- Air intake vacuum powered generator (on idle/low demand) cum compressor (on high demand) (needs research)
- Who knows: Exhaust heat harvesting generator (needs tech breakthrough?)
- Portable PHEV kit (1.4 kWh 36 cell LiFePO4 pack parallel to the IMA battery, with some limiters and stuff.) IN PROGRESS!
- 120V+ ~100W solar panel to charge the LFP pack mentioned above
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 40 mpg(US)
EPA highway 43 mpg(US)
EPA combined 41 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 55.33 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 54.59 mpg(US)
90 days 53.25 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Mar 16, 2017

(Created: 2012-12-28 17:56:23 / Modified: 2017-03-16 07:24:05)


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