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The Daihatsu Copen Active Top '02 is a road car produced by Daihatsu. It first appears in Gran Turismo Concept, and has appeared in every game since. Although not initially available in Gran Turismo Sport, it was later introduced as part of Update 1.23, released on July 30, 2018.

Colors

Eight colors are available for this car:

  • Bright Silver Metallic (Silver Metallic in GT Concept)
  • White
  • Pearl White I
  • Jaune Yellow (Yellow in GT Concept)
  • Shining Red (Red in GT Concept)
  • Dark Blue Mica Metallic
  • Dark Green Mica
  • Black Mica (Black Metallic in GT Concept)

In-game description

"A Kei open-top sportscar capable of circuit driving."

First shown at the 1999 Tokyo Motor Show, the Daihatsu Kopen, the company's first attempt at a convertible 2-seat kei car, was unveiled to positive reviews by the public and media alike. Their response helped push it into production in June 2002 as the Copen.

The Copen was a very different beast from its kei car predecessors of the 1990's, including the likes of the Mazda Autozam AZ-1, Honda Beat, and Suzuki Cappuccino. While most kei cars were merely inexpensively built yet efficient runabouts, the Copen was a well engineered sporty machine.

It featured a rigid, lightweight body, a well-tuned suspension and upscale features like a stylish MOMO steering wheel and five coats of paint. Additionally, the Copen made use of an "Active Top" electric roof, the first ever for a production kei car as a standard equipment. Developed by Webasto of Germany and famed Italian automotive design firm Pininfarina, this retractable hardtop could open or close in just 20 seconds. Also adding to the Copen's appeal was an automatic transmission that attracted a new range of buyers that helped propel Copen sales beyond the 40,000 unit mark in 2007.

So popular was the car that Daihatsu began exporting it to overseas markets, including the United Kingdom and Australia in 2003, in its original form. There the Copen received an engine enlargement to 1300 cc in 2005.

Acquisition

GT Concept

The player can unlock this car by getting the bronze medal in the ninth Course License test, held at Tahiti Maze in reverse.

GT4 Prologue

The player can unlock this car by completing the lesson #9 in the Driving School area.

GT4

This car can be bought at the Daihatsu New Cars Dealership for 14,980 Credits.

GT5 Prologue

This car can be purchased at the Daihatsu dealership for 15,000 Credits.

GT PSP

This car can be purchased for 15,000 Credits.

GT5

As a Premium car, the Daihatsu Copen Active Top '02 can be purchased from the Dealerships for 15,000 Credits. It is a Level 0 car. A Standard version of this car can be imported from Gran Turismo PSP, but its use is limited to Arcade Mode only.

GT6

This car can be purchased for 15,000 Credits. It is a detailed car.

GT Sport

This car can be purchased in the Daihatsu section of Brand Central for 15,000 Credits.

Trivia

  • Despite being a front-engined, front wheel drive car, this car is not allowed to enter events restricted to cars with an FF drivetrain in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.
  • There is a playable Gran Turismo Concept-based demo based on this car, where the player has a 1-lap, 120 second race at Autumn Ring. The demo disc is given out for initial owners of the car in Japan.

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