The Honda Beat JDM is a midship rear-wheel drive two-seater roadster manufactured from May 1991 to February 1996. The Beat was the last car authorized by Soichiro Honda before his death in 1991. A total of about 33,600 cars were produced. Most production came in the first year, and then production and sales plummeted.
The car design was developed by Pininfarina, and Honda sold the project. The Beat was also one of the cars which was designed to take advantage of Japan’s tax-efficient kei car class. There were two main Beat models (PP1-100 and PP1-110) and several limited edition versions. The first model variant was just a cosmetic update. Only the second model had actual mechanical differences.
There are 2 Different Versions of The Beat:
All vehicles were provided with an option for a driver’s airbag. This car was sold exclusively in Japan through the Honda Primo dealership sales channel.
The Honda’s signature Beat’s JDM engine was neither turbocharged or supercharged. The 656cc engine cc (40.0 cu in) was modified with a Multi Throttle Responsive Engine Control (MTREC) system with separate throttle bodies for each of the three cylinders to produce 64 hp. (63 hp) Electronic maximum power limit at 8100 rpm. Speed 135 km/h (84 mph). Only a manual transmission was possible. The MTREC design carried over to the 1993 Honda Today kei car.
The Beat JDM was part of a wave of compact car-sized sports cars in the early 1990s. Competitors include the Suzuki Cappuccino and the Mazda Autozam AZ1. They expected that smart loading would arrive in 10 years, but Japan will not see the new model of the genre until 2002 Daihatsu Copen..
Models in Honda Beat JDM Car:
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