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News We may never make fun of a 1st gen Honda Insight again.

We may never make fun of a 1st gen Honda Insight again.

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!

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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