|Honda DUALNOTE Concept '01|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo Concept|
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||Standard|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Aspiration||Hybrid (NA + Electric)|
|Engine||3.5-liter V6 DOHC + i-VTEC + IMA|
|Max Power||388 BHP|
|Performance Points||496 PP|
|Length||172 inches (4,400 mm)|
|Width||72 inches (1,800 mm)|
|Height||47 inches (1,200 mm)|
|Weight||1,400 kilograms (3,100 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||3.55 kg (7.8 lb) per horsepower|
Only one color is available for this car:
- Red (GT Concept only)
"The Hybrid 4WD sports concept announced at the opening of the 21st century."
The Honda Dualnote Concept was a revolutionary sports car presented at the 35th Tokyo Motor Show in 2001. The "Dual" in the name to its hybrid powerplant. In concrete terms, it was a Honda IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) system consisting of capacitors and an electric motor paired to a mid-mounted 3.5-liter DOHC V6. The engine drove the rear wheels, while the front wheels were powered by their own separate motors. The combined power output was 394 BHP, while still managing 42.3 MPG fuel economy. In other words, this was an unprecedented hybrid all-wheel-drive sports car.
The hybrid system activated the electric motor at slow speed, while the gasoline engine kicked in when accelerating. The electrical energy is harvested through regenerative braking. The ATTS (Active Torque Transfer System) adaptively distributed driving force to one side or the other as needed, while at the same time employing regenerative braking to an individual wheel. This not only helped the car corner in a sharper manner, but made full use of regenerative energy.
"Dual" was also a keyword for the car's styling, which combined soft and hard lines into one harmonious form. The car was 172 inches long, 72 inches wide and 47 inches tall, but even with these compact dimensions, it was a true 4-seater with 4 doors. The car was labeled a future version of the high-performance sports sedan.
The player can unlock this car by winning a Normal Level race at Autumn Ring.
The Honda DUALNOTE is obtainable by achieving all silver trophies in the National A license tests. It is not available in the NTSC-U version, being replaced by its Acura counterpart.
This car can be purchased for 750,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Honda DUALNOTE Concept '01 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 749,527 Credits. It is a Level 9 car. It can also obtained from winning the Grand Valley 300km endurance race, in B-Spec.
This car can be purchased for 750,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.
- In Gran Turismo Concept, two colors, White and Red, were originally available for this car. However, from Gran Turismo 4 onwards, the Red color option was removed, leaving White as the only color available.
- The reason for the removal of the Red color on this car is unknown, as the Acura version still retains both colors.
- In Gran Turismo 4, this car cannot be sold, only discarded from the garage.
- ↑ Two in Gran Turismo Concept