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They were consistent all day, making a load of noise and smoke through all the corners. Juzo had his bright red S14 out all day making it look easy. Another driver not afraid to run a great wheel setup and still drive the car very hard. The V8 made an awesome noise on track and there was always a huge cloud of smoke behind his car. Nick ended up placing 3rd at this event, breaking his curse of finishing 4th last year.
Him and Jabbit another 3 Fingers Neat member were doing multiple tandem runs throughout the day. He was entering the first corner with such speed, he ended up mounting one of the tyre barriers on the side of track. Not a car that you often see on the track.
This driver found that out the hard way when he entered too sharply and ripped the front bar straight off. Later in the day he lost his rear bar on another corner as well. With drivers pushing themselves and the cars for more speed, angle and smoke a lot of them were spinning out, especially on the first and second corners.
The first corner lets drivers get a lot of speed and angle to transition into the second corner. Honda has used previous generations of this IMA system on all of its production hybrid vehicles including the original Insight, Civic Hybrid, and Accord Hybrid. Advanced development has allowed the Insight's IMA system to be 19 percent smaller and 28 percent lighter than the previous generation IMA used in the existing Civic Hybrid.
The Insight's IMA includes a high-efficiency, lightweight, low-friction 1. The motor acts as a generator during braking, steady cruising, gentle deceleration and coasting in order to recharge the IMA battery. The motor also serves as the engine starter, quickly spinning the engine to idle speed after Idle Stop and during normal vehicle starting.
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The system will automatically switch to a back-up, conventional volt starter to start the engine if the IMA system is disabled or if the car is started at extreme cold temperatures. As an additional safety feature, Honda's hybrid configuration allows the car to operate like a conventional, petrol-engine vehicle even if the IMA hybrid-electric motor system is completely disabled.
The Insight's Continuously Variable Transmission CVT provides infinite ratios to keep the engine operating within its most efficient range. Forward gear ratios are infinitely variable between 3. Final drive is 4. On Insight EX models, paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel allow the driver to engage a manual shift mode and select from seven simulated gear ratios for full control over acceleration and engine braking. Since the CVT's gear ratios are continuously variable the system electronically directs the transmission to up- or downshift into pre-determined ratios when the driver taps the shift paddles.
In normal driving, the CVT allows the engine and IMA motor to stay in their most efficient operating range thereby providing superior fuel efficiency to that of a conventional automatic transmission with fixed gear ratios. The CVT's variable gear ratios allow for both quick, initial acceleration and efficient, low-rpm cruising. In the drive-by-wire system, the engine's throttle body is controlled by the powertrain computer in response to the accelerator pedal position—allowing the computer to determine the optimal throttle body, fuel, and CVT settings based on the accelerator pedal position and its rate of travel.
Car and Driver magazine performed a comparison between the Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius. Overall, Car and Driver selected the Insight as their preferred vehicle due to its "fun-to-drive" qualities including superior handling, steering, braking, and paddle-shifted transmission.
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IMA battery[ edit ] The Insight's IMA is powered by a flat, nickel metal hydride battery pack located below the cargo floor between the rear wheels. The 84 module battery is manufactured by Sanyo Electric  and provides a nominal system voltage of The battery is recharged automatically by scavenging engine power, when needed, and by regenerative braking when the car is decelerating.
The power management electronics, battery modules, and cooling system are all self-contained within the IMA battery pack. As a visual aid, the background of the Insight's digital speedometer glows green when the car is being driven in an efficient manner.
Somewhat less-efficient driving makes the meter glow blue-green. Aggressive starts and stops that consume extra fuel make the meter glow blue. By observing the color shift of the speedometer background, the driver receives assistance in developing driving habits that typically enhance fuel economy.
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In ECON mode, the driver trades off a measure of performance for enhanced fuel economy but gains the following advantages: Increases the potential for engaging the Idle Stop feature sooner Operates air conditioning more in recirculation mode Reduces automatic climate control blower fan speed Optimizes throttle angle input and CVT operation Limits power and torque by approximately 4 percent full responsiveness is provided at wide-open-throttle Overall, ECO ASSIST is designed to assist the driver in adopting a balanced approach between efficient highway commuting and efficient city driving.
The ECO Guide display includes a real-time graphic that provides a target zone for acceleration and deceleration in order to achieve maximum fuel economy. When the ignition switch is turned off, a summary screen displays a scoring function that encourages drivers to take an interest in developing fuel-efficient driving habits over the long term. Chassis, suspension, and steering[ edit ] The Insight's compact chassis is derived from components used in the Honda Fit. While the Fit locates the fuel tank under the front seats, the Insight positions the fuel tank under the rear seats.
This allows the Insight's hybrid battery pack to be located in the cargo floor below the spare tire, to accommodate folding rear seats, lower roofline, and a more aerodynamic body shape. Front and rear suspension components from the Fit are used including MacPherson struts at the front and an H-shaped torsion beam at the rear to keep the load floor low.
Front and rear stabilizer bars are also installed. The rack-and-pinion steering uses electric assist and allows the Insight to steer normally even when the engine is shut off in Idle Stop mode. The braking system includes four-channel ABS, electronic brake distribution, and a creep aid system to prevent the car from rolling on a hill.
A brake booster pressure monitoring system monitors vacuum when the engine is shut off during Idle Stop mode. Traction control and vehicle stability assist are also included.
The front brakes are single-piston sliding caliper with a one-piece ventilated rotor. Drum brakes are used in the rear. Enhanced efficiency air conditioning system[ edit ] The air conditioning system on the new Insight has an expanded thermodynamic range compared to conventional systems.