engineering wise it’s very good, but the design lacks a lot
Why not offer a manual on the Aspect, to satisfy the enthusiasts even more? At any rate, it’s a formidable entry into the affordable sports car market.
It was indeed offered with a six-speed manual for both trim levels, in part due to the lower reliability of DCTs.
I may not be a fan of the front, but omg rear end is fucking beatiful
I agree. The front is more than a little odd to me, but at least the rear is much better - and as its name suggests, it represents the peak of its manufacturer’s ambitions.
This is definitely one of the better-looking kei sports cars I’ve seen on these forums. True to its name, despite its meager power output, it relishes spirited driving through twisty roads, thanks to its tiny footprint and low kerb weight.
I agree, full of 90s cuteness but yet always ready for some spirited driving. It ticks all the boxes.
The Hanabi P would have been a formidable choice among front-drive cars in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec - but I must admit that the all-wheel-drive, WRC-inspired R made it seem tame in comparison, especially with 325 bhp pushing around just 1370 kg. In fact, it seems as if there’s a Hanabi for every event in that game, from the Sunday Cup (for which a lightly tuned E could suffice) to the Dream Car Championship (in which a WR could be highly competitive).