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Mitsubishi FEAST i Minicar (2006)

Mitsubishi FEAST i Minicar (2006) Direct from Japan to the SEMA show floor, the FEAST “i” minicar shows how exciting the diminutive “kei” class of vehicles can be. The “i” is powered by a turbocharged 660cc, 3 cylinder engine, as specified by vehicle class limitations. Output on the FEAST “i” is estimated at about 70 hp, which is directed to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. It is the unique rear-midship engine placement of “i” that allowed designers to maximize the interior space upon the vehicle’s rather long 2550 mm wheelbase. Despite exterior dimensions (3300 mm long by 1400 mm wide) limited by vehicle class constraints, the “i”‘s intelligent packaging design affords interior space for four adults with while maintaining class-leading handling, safety and urban manueverability. The innovative design of the “i” minicar has already earned several awards in Japan including the prestigious “Good Design Grand Prize 2006″ (awarded by the Japanese minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry) which awards the most significant design across all of Japanese industry, not merely automotive.

Mitsubishi FEAST i Minicar (2006) Mitsubishi FEAST i Minicar (2006) Mitsubishi FEAST i Minicar (2006) The FEAST “i” receives exterior enhancements such as ROAR front spoiler, air dam extension, side sills, and rear air dam. A FEAST designed carbon fiber hood and vinyl decal kit finish off the unique exterior of the “i”.

In addition, the FEAST “i ” is equipped with a BLITZ dual outlet exhaust system that provides a baritone rumble for this tiny vehicle, and the car’s ride and handling is also enhanced for better cornering with the addition of a Blitz Super Flex Suspension kit.

With an interior that looks more like the cockpit of a small spaceship than a passenger car, the FEAST “i” offers drivers a unique and futuristic operating space. The interior surfaces (door panels, center console, etc.) feature a custom pastel interior finish, as well as numerous new speaker locations that are connected to an Alpine audio system. The Alpine head unit is mounted in a custom dashpod and an Alpine equalizer is mounted in a custom center console. A Panasonic center monitor resides in a custom built dash-top mounted centerpiece, and additional LCD monitors are located in a custom-built package tray/speaker enclosure at the rear of the vehicle. A pair of Recaro seats and steering wheel round out the interior enhancements.

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Exterior:

1. Front Half spoiler
2. Front Air Dam Extension
3. Side Under Extension
4. Rear Air Dam
5. Carbon style Pillar garnish
6. Carbon Hood
7. Original Vinyl Graphic Decal
8. Sport Muffler
9. Super Flex Suspension
10. XSA 02C wheels
11. DUNLOP tires

Interior:

1. Bucket Seat SR11
2. Rear Seat Material Change
3. Original Steering Wheel
4. Pastel style interior
5. Audio Visual
6. Center Monitor

Mitsubishi FEAST i Minicar (2006)
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