The Honda BEAT '91 is a kei car produced by Honda. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date since Gran Turismo 2, with the exception of Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec. Although not initially available in Gran Turismo Sport, it was later introduced as part of Update 1.23, released on July 30, 2018, and Gran Turismo 7.
There are four colors available for this vehicle:
- Creta White
- Blade Silver Metallic
- Festival Red
- Carnival Yellow
In Game Description
"A fantastic 2-seater Kei car full of driving fun."
The Beat defied every kei car convention, and was an instant classic in the making for Honda. It was a convertible model, but what made it totally unique was that it was mid-engined.
It measured 129.9 inches from bumper to bumper, sat 54.9 inches wide and 46.2 inches tall. What's especially notable was the Beat's kerb weight of only 760 kg. The mass was distributed front and rear just like a full size exotic car, with 43 percent over the front wheels and 57 percent over rear. The engine, which was situated immediately behind the cabin, was a 656cc naturally-aspirated inline-3. Despite being classified as a kei engine, it was quite high-tech, featuring a multi-joint throttle and an engine control system related to the company's Formula 1 research. Gear change was performed via a 5-speed manual gearbox that managed the power sent to the rear wheels.
The Beat's handling was in a league of its own. The suspension was tuned for sporty driving, and Honda incorporated different size wheels for the front (13 in.) and rear (14 in.). The brakes were excellent, being fitted with discs on all wheels, the first time in a kei car. Despite the somewhat pricey nature of the Beat, Honda ended up selling 33,672 of this svelte convertible until production was halted in 1998.
This car can be bought at the Honda Used Cars dealership for around 9,300 Credits.
The player can unlock this car by completing the lesson #18 in the Driving School area.
This car can be bought at the Used Car Showroom (Early '90s) for around 4,800 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage.
This car can be purchased for 13,800 Credits.
As a Standard Car, this car can occasionally be bought at the Used Car Dealership for around 11,000 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage. It is a Level 0 car.
This car can be purchased for 13,800 Credits. It is a simplified car.
This car can be purchased in the Honda section of Brand Central for 13,800 Credits.
- This car bears some similarities to the Ferrari F40 '92, such as:
- Both this car and the F40 were the last cars to be approved by their respective founders before their deaths.
- Both were designed by Pininfarina.
- Despite appearing in nearly all Gran Turismo games to date (with the exception of Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec), this car didn't receive an updated model and interior view until it was added to Gran Turismo Sport.