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LudeLeRoy
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The Vandal One - track weapon w/CTR heart!    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-13-2019 10:13
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http://www.thedrive.com/news/26324/meet-vandal-one-an-american-made-1200-lb-track-monster-with-a-560-hp-honda-civic-type-r-heart?sfns=mo

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Time to win the lottery and buy more life insurance !

But in all seriousness - this sounds close to owning an F1 car and must be quite the experience!

Also, if this company can rebuilt the CTR k20c to make 500+ HP and rev to 9100rpm - what's stopping Honda/Acura from doing the same in a future ILX type-S/R? Or better yet in a new mini NSX to "replace" the S2000 as the only RWD Honda sportscar (NSX doesn't count).

Hell Honda should be able to rework the motor to make 400ish HP and rev to 9k hopefully without too much added expense and most all Honda driving enthusiasts would be lining up with money to buy!

qingcong
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Re: The Vandal One - track weapon w/CTR heart!    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-13-2019 10:34
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http://www.thedrive.com/news/26324/meet-vandal-one-an-american-made-1200-lb-track-monster-with-a-560-hp-honda-civic-type-r-heart?sfns=mo
CarPhreakD
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Re: The Vandal One - track weapon w/CTR heart!    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-13-2019 10:37
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Ariel Atom is also releasing a model with the CTR powerplant. To be honest, if it weren't for the Bosch ECU I think it would be widely adaptable for any vehicle that has a current K-swap.
BG
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Re: The Vandal One - track weapon w/CTR heart!    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-13-2019 11:25
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The rumour on the 2015 CTR is that Honda engineers already had the k20C mapping at circa 400bhp, but regulations surrounding emissions etc puts a cap on everything.

Niche operators like Ariel etc. can use a limited purpose license to negate these emissions issues.

Honda is just too damn big basically!!


DCR
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Re: The Vandal One - track weapon w/CTR heart!    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-13-2019 13:43
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Must be the same reason the Si has been stuck at 200 horsepower or so since 2006.
TonyEX
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Re: The Vandal One - track weapon w/CTR heart!    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-13-2019 14:32
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I want the two seater, in red, of course. ;-D

If it's road legal, I'd be fine with the base engine. I mean, that's serious power. There are some roads in California that would make this a gorgeous ride.

TonyEX
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Re: The Vandal One - track weapon w/CTR heart!    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-13-2019 14:41
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DCR wrote:
Must be the same reason the Si has been stuck at 200 horsepower or so since 2006.


Which is an interesting thing since it has gone through three engine iterations.

However, the torque has moved up significantly. So, the car is faster but a bit more boring.

After our taxes, I gotta have a serious conversation with my better half about getting a 3rd car. The Clarity FCEV is a fine vehicle, but we've had three H2 supply scares, specially as Toyota flooded the market with those ugly Mirai. And now Hyundai is making a serious effort at a FCEV ( their 2nd gen ). The end result is that at the first hint of supply problems, thousands of Mirai appear out nowhere in line at the pumps. Big ass hassle.

So, since we sold our IMA hybrid and my daughter has full custody of the Coupe Cake, we need a third car. (My son took ownership of his 09 Fit, which he doesn't want give up because it's an extremely rare Sport 5MT Navi -only available in the US for six months).

For ourselves, I can't think of a better extra car than a CTR. However, I don't think she can order one, but I believe she can lease an Si. I don't know.... would I be happy with the Si knowing the CTR exists?

notyper
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Re: The Vandal One - track weapon w/CTR heart!    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-13-2019 20:58
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CarPhreakD wrote:
Ariel Atom is also releasing a model with the CTR powerplant. To be honest, if it weren't for the Bosch ECU I think it would be widely adaptable for any vehicle that has a current K-swap.


You can already buy turn key MoTeC applications for the K20C, so if emissions performance isn't required, swaps are pretty easy.

The big limitation of the K20C is the HPFP. There are aftermarket solutions, but they aren't cheap.

SC

DCR
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Re: The Vandal One - track weapon w/CTR heart!    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-14-2019 13:48
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TonyEX wrote:
I don't know.... would I be happy with the Si knowing the CTR exists?


Exists is one thing, but if you never drive the CTR you will be fine. If you have driven both, not a chance you'll be happy.

Power Of Dreams
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Re: The Vandal One - track weapon w/CTR heart!    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-14-2019 16:23
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Hey Honda, go buy this company and let them design a S2000 replacement.
TonyEX
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Re: The Vandal One - track weapon w/CTR heart!    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-14-2019 23:06
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DCR wrote:
TonyEX wrote:
I don't know.... would I be happy with the Si knowing the CTR exists?


Exists is one thing, but if you never drive the CTR you will be fine. If you have driven both, not a chance you'll be happy.



It's one of those things.... there is something out there that is within reach, why not get it?

NSXman
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Re: The Vandal One - track weapon w/CTR heart!    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-15-2019 21:31
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Isn't that about the same power to weight as the Koenigsegg One:1?

Wasn't that a hp to kg ratio?

Hondarulez
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Re: The Vandal One - track weapon w/CTR heart!    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-16-2019 01:07
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oh man this thing looks awesome!!! That power to weight ratio!

 
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