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Old 14th July 2006, 23:23   #1
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Hey, spotted this Honda near the Marriot (juhu), seems like a predecessor of the S2000 in terms of design.





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Old 14th July 2006, 23:25   #2
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Its a Honda Beat.....Production started somewhere in around 1991.
Small but generates 64 bhp.
If im not wrong its the same car shown in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai movie.

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If im not wrong its the same car shown in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai movie.
Are you sure man? Hirtik Roshan wont even fit in it. But I remember Kapil Dev used to come in some TV ad and he was driving a yellow Honda Beat.

660 cc turbo intercooled mid-engine.....baby NSX if you will.
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The one in kaho na pyaar hai is a BMW z3
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The one in kaho na pyaar hai is a BMW z3
Bingo. Most people don't know what a Honda Beat is, but the dude failed to recognise a Z3. :P
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Dont know if this car was used or not But yes a similar car was featured in the film...

Now Sahil,Mpower & aniguchisan, though I am no really into films but from what I remember is That Hrithik,in the film was a sales person in a car showroom and he had suggested that small car for Amisha as a gift....
I also remember seeing a yellow merc in that movie..
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damn thats tiny !!! Dwarfed even more by the qualis
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Are you sure man? Hirtik Roshan wont even fit in it.
Hritik was never shown driving it. And as SRK pointed out it was the case.


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The one in kaho na pyaar hai is a BMW z3
Z3 was shown only in a song .... Na tum jaano na hum



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Bingo. Most people don't know what a Honda Beat is, but the dude failed to recognise a Z3. :P
Dude i know what a Honda Beat is and what a Z3 looks like. And Z3 is no Prodrive P2 that it might be difficult to recognise. And a Ferrari (348?) and a Porsche was also there in that movie.
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remember seeing a silver one around juhu bandh, pathetic conditon i tell ya!!
the red one i've seen often a few times as well, but somehow the driver uses it more often.
the car has its engine at the rear, and someone told me that it was a 3 cylinder engine, true??

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My bad!

All I remember was the Z3 and the Ferrari at the mansion.
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SRK is right, amisha was presented that car in the begining of the movie.
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And a Ferrari (348?) and a Porsche was also there in that movie.
Yup F50. You are nearly there. The Ferrari Hrithik drives in the second half is a Testarrossa!
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beat is a small car but extremely fun to drive!
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The History Of Honda BEAT

Honda Beat

The Honda Beat is a small two-seat sports car, that fits the Japanese regulations of a keicar. It is a convertible and is a mid-engine design. The production began in May 1991 and finished in February 1996. The total number of cars produced was around 33,600. Most of the production (around two-thirds) occurred in the first year, and then production and sales fell drastically.
There were two different models of Beat—the PP1-100 and the PP1-110—although there were a couple of different limited edition versions as well. Variations on the first model were just cosmetic updates. Only the second model had any real mechanical differences. All cars were offered with the option of a driver's-side airbag.
In typical Honda fashion, the Beat's engine did not utilize a turbocharger or supercharger. The 660 cc engine was modified with the MTREC (Multi Throttle Responsive Engine Control) system, which included one throttle valve for each of the three cylinders, to produce 64 horsepower (48 kW). Only manual transmission was available. The MTREC design would filter down to the 1993 Honda Today keicar.
The Beat was part of a wave of keicar-sized sports cars in the early 1990s—its competitors included the Suzuki Cappuccino and Mazda's Autozam AZ-1. Together they predicted the arrival of the Smart roadster over a decade later, while Japan would not see a new model of the genre until the recent Daihatsu Copen.
Some facts about the Beat
  • The Beat became the last car to be rubberstamped by Soichiro Honda before he passed away in 1991.
  • The design of the car were originated from Pininfarina, who then sold the design plan to Honda, and then in turn sold it on MG Rover who then used it to build the MGF.
  • The Beat has lettering running down the sides proclaiming "Midship Amusment", a rather Engrish phrase refering to the fun handling of mid-engined cars
(NOTE:- Source http://www.cars-directory.net/history/honda/beat/)




Make - Honda
Model - Beat
Engine Location - Mid
Drive Type - Rear Wheel
Weight - 760 kg | 1675.8 lbs
Performance - 0-60 mph13.5 seconds.
Top Speed - 95 mph | 152.9 km/h
Engine Configuration - I
Cylinders - 3
Aspiration/Induction - Normal
Displacement - 656.00 cc | 40 cu in. | 0.7 L.
Horsepower - 64.00 BHP (47.1 KW)
Torque - 44.00 Ft-Lbs (59.7 NM)
HP to Weight Ratio - 26.2 LB / HP
HP / Liter - 91.4 BHP / Liter
Gears - 5
Transmission - Manual

Note:-Source http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z...t/default.aspx
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