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Old 07-27-2015, 04:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 07-27-2015, 04:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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?
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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Old 07-27-2015, 05:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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!

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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."http://onlocation.consumerreports.org/xprize/team_foursight_foursight.html

"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

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"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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