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Old 03-13-2018, 11:07 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ecky View Post
My 67HP Honda Insight 3 cylinder is perfectly fine on the freeway. It accelerates to 60 in ~10 seconds with the hybrid system active, and even with it turned off, has no trouble merging into traffic or maintaining 75mph in the incredibly tall top gear.

By todays standards even a 1.5 liter turbo engine with 150HP is barely enough.

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Old 03-13-2018, 11:14 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ProDigit View Post
By todays standards even a 1.5 liter turbo engine with 150HP is barely enough.
By today's standards, an 1800lb car is unpossible.

1950lbs from the factory, currently minus a hybrid battery, minus rear wiper motor + wiper, minus mirrors, minus rear wiper nozzle + tubing + motor, minus antenna + wiring, lighter weight radio, and a few other things.

67HP in the Insight is very much like having 130HP in today's bloated 3500lb pig.

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