|Isuzu 117 COUPE '68|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 4|
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||Standard|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||118 HP|
|Performance Points||342 PP|
|Max Torque||104.87 ft-lb|
|Top Speed||123 miles per hour (198 km/h)|
|Length||4,280 millimetres (169 in)|
|Width||1,600 millimetres (63 in)|
|Height||1,320 millimetres (52 in)|
|Weight||1,050 kilograms (2,300 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||8.9 kg (20 lb) per horsepower|
Five colors are available for this car:
- Blue Bell
- Salvia Red
- Adonis Yellow
- Magnolia White
- Astra Silver
"A masterpiece by Giugiaro, praised for being the most beautiful Japanese car in its day."
Many people would award the title of "the most beautiful Japanese car" to the 117 Coupe. Everyone gasped at its figure when it was unveiled at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show, and in particular, the round headlight model produced until 1977 is considered one of the leading cars in Japan in terms of graceful styling.
Car design maestro Giorgetto Giugiaro worked on a great number of Japanese cars. One of the first designs that he drew after moving to Turin's Carrozzeria Ghia as the young star designer, was the 117. At first, mass-producing the beauty of the 117 Coupe was thought to be impossible. However, betraying that expectation, Isuzu was able to bring it to the market in 1968 as the single best luxury passenger car in Japan.
The fact that only 50 were manufactured per month was another factor of exclusivity that got the consumers stirring. Because it was built exactly like the show model, the productivity of some of the components was very low, making it impossible to speed up production.
The engine at the time of its release was a 1.6L DOHC, common with the highest grade model of the Bellett. With twin-choke Solex carburetors common in sports models, it produced 118 HP. Later, it is increased in size to 1.8L and 2.0L, but due to the rising emissions restrictions, there was no significant increase in performance. In 1973, production quantity was expanded to the 1000's.
The 117 was a breakthrough in that it brought in beauty and luxury to the world of Japanese cars, which had seen nothing but utility and functionality during its growth. It was continued to the produced until 1981, and toward the end of production, a limited "Giugiaro" version named after its designer was also released.
This car is showcased but not for sale at the Isuzu dealership. It must be bought at the 1980's Used Car Showroom for 13,614 Credits. The price of this car may vary depending on the mileage. A special Maple Orange version of this car is also available by winning Isuzu Sports Classics.
This car can be purchased for 38,900 Credits.
This car is a Standard Car, and can occasionally be bought at the Used Car Dealership for around 30,000 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage. Alternatively, it can be acquired by winning the Japanese Classics in B-Spec. It is a Level 0 car.
This car can be purchased for 38,900 Credits. It is a simplified car.