Isuzu Piazza Turbo 1985-1989


May 18, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 30, 2015
Isuzu Piazza Turbo HBL (1987-1989)
Country
Japan/UK
Top Speed (mph)
130
0-60 mph
8.4
1/4 mile
16.1
BHP
148 @5400rpm
Torque lbft
166 @3000rpm
BHP per ton
118
Engine capacity CC/CU
1994/122
Engine type
Straight 4 Fuel In jection
Aspiration
Turbocharged
Compression Ratio
7.9:1
Valve Type/No
SOHC 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
171
Width (in)
65.3
Height (in)
52
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2749
Additional Info: The Piazza was available in Japan from 1982 (1985 for the Turbo). The UK got the turbo only from 1985 with the HBL Piazza Turbo (Handling by Lotus) from 1987-1989. Also known as the Isuzu Impulse Turbo in the USA and the Holden Piazza Turbo in Australia. Japan had 178bhp from their turbocharged Piazza, the US had 140bhp (0-60 in 8.6, 1/4 mile in 16.5) and they also got an Impulse RS with 160bhp, the UK got the one above rated at 148bhp. Pre HBL models were considered by many motoring journalists as a poor handling car.

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