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Timpo 02-09-2009 12:50 PM

Mugen Insight
 
Mugen Insight
Date posted: 02-09-2009

TOKYO Lucky Japanese consumers now can order go-fast bits for the new Honda Insight from the automaker's longtime aftermarket performance affiliate Mugen.

Mugen is offering a line of "Zero Lift" aerodynamic parts, including front spoiler, side skirts, rear dam and rear wing. There is also a Mugen sport grille and a variety of alloy wheels.

Hardware upgrades from the tuner include a sport suspension package ($1,144) and sport exhaust ($800) as well as an intelligent tire-monitoring system ($895). Interior enhancements include sport pedals ($155) and sport mats ($265).

Thanks to Mugen, the Japanese domestic-market edition of the Insight looks a little less like a Prius. Paul Lienert, Correspondent

http://www.mugen-power.com/street/insight/

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Mugen EvOlutioN 02-09-2009 12:56 PM

front looks good, not feeling the rear plus the wing

roastpuff 02-09-2009 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mugen EvOlutioN (Post 6271823)
front looks good, not feeling the rear plus the wing

It's Aztek-like from the rear. :cry:

Rikaro 02-09-2009 01:34 PM

look at the triangle exhaust LLLOOOOOLLLLLL

cococly 02-09-2009 01:39 PM

This Vehicle was designed to save-fuel, not to go hardcore-fast..

optiblue 02-09-2009 02:05 PM

"almost" there

hk20000 02-09-2009 02:23 PM

that wing is going to cost you at least 3mpg....

monkeywrench 02-09-2009 03:46 PM

if the tails werent so sharp, itd look alot better

Timpo 02-09-2009 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hk20000 (Post 6271934)
that wing is going to cost you at least 3mpg....

actually no.
i know the link is in Japanese but according to Mugen, the rear wing will increase the downforce without increasing the coefficient of drag.
also the whole kit will decrease the coefficient of drag while increasing the downforce.

http://www.mugen-power.com/street/in...low/index.html

kumbo1 02-09-2009 05:38 PM

Why the hell would Mugen develop a "sport" exhaust for a hybrid???? Pretty stupid, if I say so.

AzNightmare 02-09-2009 11:32 PM

wtf is this? minivan? A wagon? Hatchback? Sedan? Confused?

Evolutionian 02-10-2009 02:02 AM

at least it looks better now ==

chun 02-10-2009 06:41 AM

This is the same reason a large part of me thinks modding Civics is a waste of time.

What's the point! You're being counter productive!

hk20000 02-10-2009 06:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Timpo (Post 6272232)
actually no.
i know the link is in Japanese but according to Mugen, the rear wing will increase the downforce without increasing the coefficient of drag.
also the whole kit will decrease the coefficient of drag while increasing the downforce.

http://www.mugen-power.com/street/in...low/index.html

That's just their marketing stunt. Don't be stupid timpo. Hold that wing above your head and start running forward see if that wing doesn't try to pull back....

Mugen EvOlutioN 02-10-2009 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hk20000 (Post 6273320)
That's just their marketing stunt. Don't be stupid timpo. Hold that wing above your head and start running forward see if that wing doesn't try to pull back....

hahahahahaha very very good point


one of the best

:haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::thumbsup:

Mugen EvOlutioN 02-10-2009 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AzNightmare (Post 6273018)
wtf is this? minivan? A wagon? Hatchback? Sedan? Confused?

All in one combo

:p

Timpo 02-10-2009 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hk20000 (Post 6273320)
That's just their marketing stunt. Don't be stupid timpo. Hold that wing above your head and start running forward see if that wing doesn't try to pull back....

I know your point but Mazda claimed the OEM rear spoiler for the FC RX-7 will actually decrease the drag. This might be just another marketing thing but if it's true, then I guess the aerodynamics isn't that simple.

hk20000 02-10-2009 08:50 AM

RX7 I can understand it's designed to look sleek and sexy and maybe there is some turbulence or whatever at some point that can be helped by a wing

BUT an Insight was thoroughly designed to give the least aerodynamic drag aesthetics be damned, adding a wing to that is definitely not a good idea.

That's like prius with 18" rims and a GT wing....

q0192837465 02-10-2009 12:50 PM

waste of time

Presto 02-10-2009 03:40 PM

I don't feel the body kit, nor the spoiler. Handling upgrades are always good, though.

boibuddha 02-11-2009 09:21 AM

Never thought I'd use this as I'd say I am somewhat of a Honda fanboy, but what is the point of this Mugen Hold On Not Done Accelerating Insight???

Nevermind, it's a timpost.


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