Yes, but it only weighs 1800 lbs. Gives it a power to weight of a CRX HF
but with more low end torque. Certainly nothing I would autocross, but if I
had to drive into Boston everyday I would consider it. The car also looks a
lot better than the Prius does.
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The Insight is a three cylinder motor that has electric assist. Not very
fast or powerful. The hot hybrid should be the Toyota Prius. Electric
powered with gas assist. It can get out of its own way. It won't lay down
two lines of rubber. Probably the direction that most hybrids will head to,
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> Speaking of electric cars, has anyone seen a Honda Insight or GM electric
> car (forgot what they were called) go out to an autocross event? All that
> torque at low rpm should be beneficial but the heavy weight and skinny
> rims would be bad..