Profile image

Isuzu PIAZZA

92.2k 1918  5 months ago

What is PIAZZA?

The Isuzu Piazza is a small, sporty 3-door liftback coupé which was manufactured by Isuzu from 1981 to 1992 in two generations. The Isuzu Piazza was marketed as the Isuzu Impulse in North America and as the Holden Piazza in Australia.

The first generation Impulse was a rear-wheel drive car, and in the United Kingdom it was the first widely available Isuzu passenger car. The second generation was available as front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. It was the basis for the lower-priced Gemini Coupé, known as the Geo Storm in the US market.

As of 2010, the number of registered Impulses in North America totaled only 2,300, making Impulses very rare. The car was produced in very low numbers, totaling slightly over 13,000 units, with that number including the production of the Isuzu Stylus.

In 1979, Isuzu Motors asked the Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro to design the successor to the 117 Coupe. The next year, in March 1979, Giugiaro exhibited his design car "Asso di fiori" at the Geneva Show as "a body line for the 1980s".

It is common for show cars, even those designed for commercial production, to undergo considerable styling changes before completion due to internal adjustments and productivity considerations, so Piazza's attempt to mass produce a coupe while retaining most of the original image was met with astonishment from around the world. It was accepted. The exterior design, with its edgy bonnet and unique three-door hatchback shape, was as advanced and aerodynamic as possible, while at the same time being the final product in Giugiaro's Asso series.

Inside, the cabin was roomy enough for four adults. Like the exterior, the interior was very close to the show car. The satellite-type cockpit was extremely innovative, with digital gauges and a digital instrument panel that allowed the driver to operate the air conditioning and hazard switches without taking his or her hands off the steering wheel. There were 11 controls on the right hand side, including the light switches, and 13 controls on the left hand side, including the wipers. The satellite had a sticker on it, but it was a switch for the fog lights, which could be turned on or off by installing the lamp itself. When the sticker was removed, the fog light icon appeared. The gimmick of the air conditioner vent is also elaborate. The driver's side rises about 12cm from the lower part of the front window, and there is an air conditioner vent that rotates to open and close at the foot of the car. The concept model's maniacal mechanisms were also adopted for the production model, such as the passenger side's air vent protruding out to the side.

Equipment included automatic air conditioning, a multi-drive monitor, speed-sensitive variable steering force power steering that was light at low speeds and heavy at high speeds, power windows, and other advanced safety features such as three-point seat belts for the rear seats. Special parts, such as one-arm windshield wipers with built-in washer nozzles, were often used to keep the styling intact.

Structure Editing
Like the 117 Coupe, it had the same RWD system as the 117 Coupe, and its debut engine was a DOHC scaled up from the first generation Gemini's 1.8LDOHC to 1.9 liters, and a modified version of the 117 Coupe's SOHC. The latter had the same apparent power output as the 117 coupe, but it had hot-wired air flow meters and a non-contact crank angle sensor using photodiodes, controlled by an ECU with a diagnostic function.

In June 1984, a 2.0-liter electronically controlled turbocharged SOHC based on the Aska engine was added to the lineup, and the turbocharged model achieved 180 hp and 23 kg-m of torque.

Transmissions included a five-speed manual transmission and a four-speed automatic transmission, with the AT being the first four-speed AT supplied by Aisin Warner outside of Toyota.

The chassis related was based on the General Motors T-car, like the first Gemini, and the suspension was double wishbone + coil springs at the front wheels and 3 link-rigid + coil at the rear wheels, with anti-roll bars at both front and rear wheels. Wheel alignments varied slightly by model year and grade, and a handling-by-Lotus version with five link-rigid rear wheels was added.

The steering gearbox was initially a manual steering system with a variable gear ratio on some grades, but later all models were equipped with speed-sensitive power steering. Brakes were ventilated discs at the front on all models and at the rear on turbocharged models. The torque to weight ratio was 70 kg/kgm and the power to weight ratio was 8.8.

Control

AG1:Headlamp-Low
AG2: Headlamp-High
AG5:Gyro

Screenshots



Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 2 airplane(s) +42 bonus
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 6.4ft (2.0m)
  • Length 14.4ft (4.4m)
  • Height 4.3ft (1.3m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 2,843lbs (1,289kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 439,839.3lbs/ft2 (2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 0

Parts

  • Number of Parts 979
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Log in to leave a comment
  • Profile image
    154 Btoken

    It was great until I saw the steering wheel was on the wrong side.

    3 months ago
  • Profile image
    92.2k 1918

    Okay
    @SavageMan

    4 months ago
  • Profile image

    I really love the custom wheels! Can you help me a bit on my project?

    4 months ago
  • Profile image

    Nippon Steel infused with an AE 86.

    5 months ago
  • Profile image

    this car made me hungry because the name is piazza but for me its sound like pizza

    5 months ago
  • Profile image
    165k AN2Felllla

    Isuzu is an underrated car manufacturer

    +3 5 months ago
  • Profile image

    It works on mobile well, even though it has a ton of parts

    5 months ago
  • Profile image
    8,799 DaKraken

    i thought it was called

    PIZZA

    dissapointed ngl...

    +1 5 months ago
  • Profile image
    17.0k Chaka

    AH MAN! I can't drive on the right side. Just Kidding
    SO, one thing I noticed and I hope makes you smile is that I found that the windshield glass was actually curved. It may seem simple to some or not a big deal. I think it's an amazing attention to detail. This car is below 1000 parts and is so lifelike. Great Job!

    5 months ago
  • Profile image
    2,128 Zatomika

    I missed the memo , again

    5 months ago
  • Profile image

    i crash this car in a speed of i guess 100mph
    and the only thing that broken was a wheel

    5 months ago
  • Profile image

    isuzu pizza lol

    +1 5 months ago
  • Profile image
    127k MAHADI

    Very Clever!!

    5 months ago
  • Profile image

    @1918 oh that’s awesome, for the longest time I thought that the “decorative” part of the wheel was actually providing traction lol

    +1 5 months ago
  • Profile image

    @1918 wow that's quite fast for a very detailed build

    5 months ago
  • Profile image
    92.2k 1918

    That's about two weeks.
    However, it was possible to make it so quickly because I made it without the internal mechanisms of doors and bonnets and other movement-related parts.@RomanTorchwick

    5 months ago
  • Profile image
    92.2k 1918

    A decorative wheel is mounted on the front of the tire. The wheels are operated by a rotator that rotates according to the speed.
    @AWESOMENESS360

    5 months ago
  • Profile image

    Just a quick question how long you take to build this?

    5 months ago
  • Profile image
    1,175 ShootsPlanes

    Please tell me that i am not the only one that read "isuzu pizza"

    +2 5 months ago
  • Profile image
    29.8k tsampoy

    Those rims look like they are the main source of the high part count...

    5 months ago
  • Profile image

    Next time, build a Toyota AE86 Trueno Shingo Ver.

    5 months ago
  • Profile image
    Mod Blue0Bull

    Very cool, man.

    5 months ago
  • Profile image

    Not bad

    5 months ago
  • Profile image

    Seriously how do you make those wheels

    +2 5 months ago
  • Profile image
    29.8k tsampoy

    Nice! This deserves more upvotes

    +3 5 months ago
  • Log in to see more comments