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 Date: June 27, 2004 09:51
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: GlobalAuto.net
 Credibility Rating: 6


In a brief on their website, Global Auto Systems is suggesting that the prospect of a V-8 is once again on the table for Honda, possibly destined for use in several Acura models.

The brief references Automobile magazine's recent report of the HSC's demise, and suggests that despite a quote (from an unnamed Honda Vice President) regarding the failure of the HSC's interior to meet Acura standards, the V-8 may find a home in the next NSX. Also mentioned is slotting the V-8 into a (long-rumored) premium sedan and the MDX. This seems logical, as the dimensions of the upcoming RL will keep it from competing with the likes of the Lexus LS430, BMW 7-series, and Mercedes S-Class. The MDX currently sells well with its 265hp 3.5L V-6, but there are probably further profiteering opportunities with an optional V-8.

Now if I might editorialize for a moment, this is probably the direction Acura needs to go if they seek to reach true "premium" status, if not to escape the never-ending criticism and howls for a V-8. But the question is: why have they resisted for so long? All of these notions have been suggested in the past (and several times we have heard that V-8s are "on the way"), and whether fair or not, the criticism Acura has endured has been unending. For a company that prides itself on being a "Motor Company" it seems a little odd that they don't offer one of the most common configurations in the world. We think that Honda already builds the best 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder motors in the world, so we can only imagine how their V-8 would turn out. If these new rumors bear fruit, hopefully they are developing a high revving flat-plane crank version for the NSX; of course, the MDX and sedan should get a standard cross-plane crank in their V-8.

Source article: GlobalAuto.net



Last edited by JeffX on June 27, 2004 09:58

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06-27-2004 14:37
Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
thunderbird1100
06-27-2004 17:55
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
06-27-2004 19:42
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
thunderbird1100
06-27-2004 20:01
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
JMU R1
06-27-2004 20:38
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
rrsihatch02
06-27-2004 21:36
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
thunderbird1100
06-27-2004 23:27
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
JMU R1
06-29-2004 01:24
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
Hadean
06-29-2004 07:11
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
thunderbird1100
06-29-2004 21:05
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
JMU R1
06-30-2004 10:06
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
thunderbird1100
07-01-2004 11:57
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
JMU R1
07-01-2004 13:26
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
07-02-2004 11:02
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
thunderbird1100
07-06-2004 02:07
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
NC
06-29-2004 20:14
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
OHV
06-29-2004 20:58
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
JMU R1
06-29-2004 21:59
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
netviper
06-30-2004 10:10
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
thunderbird1100
06-30-2004 23:41
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
netviper
07-01-2004 01:31
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
MugenDX
07-01-2004 21:19
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
thunderbird1100
07-01-2004 22:54
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
netviper
07-02-2004 11:24
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
thunderbird1100
07-03-2004 00:10
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
netviper
07-02-2004 00:51
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
JMU R1
07-02-2004 11:25
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
thunderbird1100
07-03-2004 00:00
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
netviper
07-03-2004 14:47
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
thunderbird1100
07-06-2004 09:51
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
RyanDL
07-07-2004 20:07
Re: Jibberish, still no V-8 I bet   (Score: 1, Normal)
B&O DK
06-28-2004 13:44
Could this be the reason for Automobile Magazine's article?   (Score: 1, Normal)
carmaniac
07-01-2004 03:52
Re: Could this be the reason for Automobile Magazine's article?   (Score: 1, Normal)
vivaNSX
07-01-2004 10:33
Re: Could this be the reason for Automobile Magazine's article?   (Score: 1, Normal)
RSX
06-27-2004 10:51
Maybe not with the high price of gas.   (Score: 1, Normal)
RayChuang
06-27-2004 11:07
Re: Maybe not with the high price of gas.   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
06-27-2004 11:53
Re: Maybe not with the high price of gas.   (Score: 1, Normal)
CivicGSiR
06-27-2004 12:52
HIGH GAS PRICES????   (Score: 1, Normal)
tartje
06-27-2004 13:40
and long driving distances   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
06-27-2004 19:23
Re: and long driving distances - VCM   (Score: 1, Normal)
Bustanovich
06-27-2004 14:40
Re: HIGH GAS PRICES????   (Score: 1, Normal)
thunderbird1100
06-27-2004 14:50
Re: HIGH GAS PRICES????   (Score: 1, Normal)
alex2364
06-27-2004 14:57
Re: HIGH GAS PRICES????   (Score: 1, Normal)
thunderbird1100
06-27-2004 17:10
Re: HIGH GAS PRICES????   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
06-27-2004 19:43
Re: HIGH GAS PRICES????   (Score: 1, Normal)
thunderbird1100
06-28-2004 01:51
Re: HIGH GAS PRICES????   (Score: 1, Normal)
sidsjiff
07-01-2004 01:35
Re: HIGH GAS PRICES????   (Score: 1, Normal)
MugenDX
06-28-2004 00:32
That's because Europe has high fuel taxes.   (Score: 1, Normal)
RayChuang
06-28-2004 13:46
Re: That's because Europe has high fuel taxes.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Dren
06-27-2004 13:02
Re: Maybe not with the high price of gas.   (Score: 1, Normal)
shingles
06-27-2004 17:47
Re: Maybe not with the high price of gas.   (Score: 1, Normal)
IMHO
06-28-2004 07:18
A V8 is a market necessity!   (Score: 1, Normal)
wac77
06-28-2004 10:56
Re: A V8 is a market necessity!   (Score: 1, Normal)
BOOMER
06-28-2004 13:34
Re: A V8 is a market necessity!   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
06-28-2004 14:13
Re: A V8 is a NOT market necessity!   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
06-28-2004 16:14
Re: Wrong questions Tony...   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
06-28-2004 18:29
Not so wrong if you think about it...   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
06-28-2004 18:57
Re: Not so wrong if you think about it...   (Score: 1, Normal)
BOOMER
07-01-2004 00:55
Re: Not so wrong if you think about it...   (Score: 1, Normal)
MugenDX
06-28-2004 20:25
Re: Not so wrong if you think about it...   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
06-29-2004 01:28
Re: Not so wrong if you think about it...   (Score: 1, Normal)
BOOMER
06-29-2004 01:49
Re: Not so wrong if you think about it...   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
06-28-2004 16:01
v8s are over-rated   (Score: 1, Normal)
tony speed
06-28-2004 17:17
Re: v8s are over-rated   (Score: 1, Normal)
thunderbird1100
06-28-2004 20:47
Re: v8s are over-rated   (Score: 1, Normal)
DevilMayCry
06-28-2004 21:34
Re: v8s are over-rated   (Score: 1, Normal)
thunderbird1100
07-01-2004 00:50
Re: v8s are over-rated   (Score: 1, Normal)
OHV
06-30-2004 08:40
A V8 with VCM (variable cylinder management)!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
RSX
06-30-2004 00:14
honda, a "green" company...   (Score: 1, Normal)
arc-si
06-30-2004 01:42
Re: honda, a "green" company...   (Score: 1, Normal)
RayChuang
06-27-2004 23:15
Put it into some Honda trucks, ex: Pilot, SUT   (Score: 1, Normal)
honda_Lover
06-28-2004 12:52
Re: Put it into some Honda trucks, ex: Pilot, SUT   (Score: 1, Normal)
civic_cx_92
06-28-2004 20:56
Re: Put it into some Honda trucks, ex: Pilot, SUT   (Score: 1, Normal)
DevilMayCry
06-29-2004 18:23
Re: Put it into some Honda trucks, ex: Pilot, SUT -Duh   (Score: 1, Normal)
civic_cx_92
06-28-2004 11:32
Please don't make it a Chevy V8!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
RSX
06-28-2004 14:56
Re: They would not do that...   (Score: 1, Normal)
97AccordSE
06-28-2004 15:02
Re: OOPS   (Score: 1, Normal)
97AccordSE
06-29-2004 07:21
Re: They would not do that...   (Score: 1, Normal)
RSX
06-28-2004 18:11
Re: Please don't make it a Chevy V8!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
BHonda
06-28-2004 21:40
It's inevitable   (Score: 1, Normal)
DevilMayCry
06-29-2004 07:13
Re: It's inevitable   (Score: 1, Normal)
thunderbird1100
06-28-2004 15:00
Look at the 2005 SUT for a minute....   (Score: 1, Normal)
97AccordSE
06-28-2004 15:20
Message below viewing threshold View   (Score: 0, Normal)
honda_Lover
06-27-2004 14:01
I'd expect a V6 diesel first.   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
06-27-2004 14:57
Re: I'd expect a V6 diesel first.   (Score: 1, Normal)
dampflok
06-27-2004 17:07
Re: I'd expect a V6 diesel first.   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
06-27-2004 18:08
Re: I'd expect a V6 diesel first.   (Score: 1, Normal)
dampflok
06-28-2004 00:41
Re: I'd expect a V6 diesel first.   (Score: 1, Normal)
RayChuang
06-28-2004 10:58
Re: I'd expect a V6 diesel first.   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
06-28-2004 12:30
Re: I'd expect a V6 diesel first.   (Score: 1, Normal)
RayChuang
06-28-2004 10:17
V-8 with 500 horses   (Score: 1, Normal)
86accord
06-28-2004 12:23
Re: V-8 with 500 horses   (Score: 1, Normal)
sradbims76
06-28-2004 12:29
Re: V-8 with 500 horses   (Score: 1, Normal)
JMU R1
06-28-2004 12:20
A Blast From The Past   (Score: 1, Normal)
Wizard
06-28-2004 12:26
Re: A Blast From The Past   (Score: 1, Normal)
JMU R1
06-28-2004 03:09
4 cylinder diesel is more pratical~   (Score: 1, Normal)
Soarer2k
06-28-2004 01:10
V8? BAH!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Crav4Speed
06-27-2004 23:51
Well I'll be damned!   (Score: 1, Normal)
osaze
06-27-2004 21:57
Look at IRL history   (Score: 1, Normal)
97AccordSE
06-27-2004 15:15
"Why have they resisted so long?"   (Score: 1, Normal)
tksung
06-27-2004 14:49
MDX replaced soon, RDX coming, why not?   (Score: 1, Normal)
FlanaganID
06-27-2004 13:14
I posted about this before   (Score: 1, Normal)
dampflok
06-27-2004 11:35
Acura V8 (Torstar Wheels article...26-June-2004)   (Score: 1, Normal)
xzotyqarz
06-27-2004 10:39
Who exactly is Global Auto Systems? n/t   (Score: 1, Normal)
Kwijybo16
06-27-2004 10:26
Sure   (Score: 1, Normal)
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