Well, we make no promises but if we ever come across a grey “SPINBYU” Florida-plated 2000 Honda Insight, we might lift off the throttle to avoid humiliation, no matter what we’re driving.
The $7,000 build, including the purchase price of the car, is bonkers. The turbocharged K20A2 (from a 2002-04 Acura RSX Type S) is completely done over with injectors, valve springs, and much more reliably produces 450-horsepower on pump gas. With E85 fuel, the car was dyno-ed and produced just under 595-horsepower and 395 lb.-ft. of torque. As with all highly modified cars, not all is perfect as his boost-by-gear is off, and erratic.
In this video, the Insight tackles a C7 Corvette Z06 (650-hp), a modified Nissan GT-R (565-hp stock) and Lamborghini Huracán Performante (640-hp). He tackles a seriously sleeper-looking 80s Toyota pickup with a boosted 2JZ engine.
How quick is the Insight? The owner also posts his best ¼ mile run and the numbers are insane: 11.3 seconds at 137 mph!