|Mazda KUSABI '03|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 4 Prologue|
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||Standard|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||150 PS|
|Performance Points||402 PP|
|Max Torque||18.37 kgf.m|
|Length||149.6 inches (3,800 mm)|
|Width||68.8 inches (1,750 mm)|
|Height||50.7 inches (1,290 mm)|
|Weight||900 kilograms (2,000 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||6 kg (13 lb) per horsepower|
"A multi-purpose sportscar with an innovative form and versatile utility."
The Mazda Kusabi concept car, unveiled at the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show, was billed as a "daily compact sports car". It was built on the platform of the Japan-market compact car called the Demio. The Kusabi featured a 3-door hatchback body measuring 149.6 inches long, 68.8 inches wide and 50.7 inches high. The car's design was truly unique, highlighted by a reverse-wedge shaped roof. Just as innovative was its "twin-lift hatchback" at the rear. Unlike normal hatches that only open upward, the two halves of the twin-lift hatchback can also open out like the wings of a butterfly, allowing easy access and storage.
Inside, the seats were laid out in 2+2 form. What was notable here was when passengers climbed into the back seats, the top halves of the front seats fold back into the cabin. While the Kusabi was a bit tall for a sports car, it possessed the kind of aggressive styling that exuded performance.
Powering the car was a variation of the MZR. The 1.3-liter DOHC inline-4 had upgrades like dual sequential valve timing, a supercharger, and a 4-barrel electric throttle that accounted for 148 HP. It came mated to a 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode. The suspension system was similar to the Demio's, with struts up front and a torsion beam at rear. It made for an agile car, one that had the utility of a family wagon.
This car is available to the player in Arcade Mode from the beginning.
The Mazda KUSABI '03 cannot be bought in GT4. It must be won from the License Center by achieving all silver trophies in the B-License. It is, however, available from the start in Arcade Mode.
This car can be purchased from the dealerships for 500,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Mazda Kusabi '03 occasionally appears in the Used Car Dealership, costing around 50,000 Credits. Alternatively, it can be acquired by winning the NR-A Roadster Cup in A-Spec. It is a Level 1 car.
This car can can be bought for 50,000 Credits. It has a simple interior.
- In Gran Turismo 4, this car cannot be sold, only discarded from the garage.