The 1957 BMW Isetta 300 Export is an export version of the BMW Isetta 300, a variation of the Isetta micro-car, built under license in a number of different countries. Because of its egg shape and bubble-like windows, it became known as a bubble car, a name later given to other similar vehicles.
The Isetta is an Italian microcar that was manufactured by several companies in different countries. The BMW Isetta 300 was the most successful, possibly due to BMW almost completely re-engineering the tiny “bubble-car.” BMW used its own single-cylinder, four-stroke 298cc engine that made all of 13 horsepower. However, it was enough to propel two adults and their luggage at speeds up to 53 mph. What makes the Export model unique are the U.S.-spec nerf bumpers and headlamps. Open the single-door on the front – the steering wheel conveniently moves to the side to allow easier entrance and egress—and go for a spin in one of the most unique rides to ever appear in Forza Motorsport.
The BMW Isetta 300 Export features a 298 cc single-cylinder, four-stroke engine producing only 13 hp (10 kW) at 5,200 rpm and 14 ft·lb (19 N·m) of torque at 4,600 rpm. The BMW engineers enlarged the single cylinder to a 72 mm (2.8 in) bore and 73 mm (2.9 in) stroke, yielding a displacement of exactly 298 cc; at the same time, they raised the compression ratio from 6.8:1 to 7.0:1. The top speed, however, remained at 53 mph (85 km/h).
The Export model uses US-spec nerf bumpers and headlamps. With a weight of 920 lb (417 kg), it is the lightest car to appear in the Forza series.
The BMW Isetta 300 Export is basically the slowest car in the entire Forza series. Its top speed is only 56 mph (90 km/h), the lowest for any car in the game, even slower than the Abarth 595 esseesse. Because of its low-power engine and the Isetta 300 Export being more useful as an economy car at stock, its acceleration is heavily underwhelming. Conversely, due to its minuscule size, the Isetta 300 Export corners well at low speeds. Due to its low performance rank, the Isetta 300 Export is best used for casual, relaxed drives if not upgraded.
When upgraded, the Isetta 300 Export can be turned into a low-end race car. In Forza Horizon 3, the Isetta 300 Export's small size can be an advantage when collecting Bonus Boards located in spaces that are too tight for normal cars to fit into.
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