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sheepdog 44 07-27-2015 05:07 PM

Xprize car Redshift 4 seat 1st gen Insight for sale
Honda Insight - modified for X-Prize Competition

Cornell 100 mpg+ Redshift - XPrize - Consumer Reports

Redshift, modified to 4 seats to qualify as mainstream.

California98Civic 07-27-2015 05:24 PM

Nice find! What's up with that rear wheel skirt? I guess maybe that is part of the "rear seat" addition mods? They widened the car in the rear?

cowmeat 07-27-2015 06:13 PM

Well, if they were really looking to improve they aero they should have put tiny pod mirrors on it like I have, rather than leaving the original stock Micky Mouse ears hanging out there in the wind!

Pretty cool, tho!

Xist 07-27-2015 07:07 PM


The engine was donated to a US Department of Energy Research and Development program, and is not included with sale of the car. VCR engine specifications and details will be provided with the car.
Team FourSight FourSight and TwinSight - Progressive Automotive X Prize Entrant - Popular Mechanics

"The Mainstream-class FourSight was a two-door Honda Insight with two additional rear seats hollowed out from the interior, with a battery electric drivetrain driving the front wheels, and a 750-cc, three-cylinder diesel engine from a Smart car powering the rear wheels, making it four-wheel-drive."

"FourSight team leader Chris Atkinson, a mechanical engineering professor from West Virginia University, said the team came up a day late and “several dollars short.” A critical shortcoming, they lacked the money to buy an electric motor for their car." Automotive X Prize: A tale of two teams--Wikispeed, FourSight

For those of you that do not frequent the other forum:
"I am looking at this car Aug 1st. I know it has a small boat tail on it." Radical aerodynic design - Insight Central: Honda Insight Forum

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