• Aug 28th 2007 at 6:27PM
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If you've spent any amount of timing tweaking the B16 in your EK hatch, you're probably all too familiar with Hondata. The firm specializes in providing easy-to-use, plug-and-play components for the world's Acura and Honda owners, and has proved invaluable on at least two past project cars of ours.

The So. Cal.-based tuning firm decided to take to the Bonneville Salt Flats a couple of weeks back and came away with four new class records, all behind the wheel of a heavily modified 2003 Acura RSX. The stock two-liter K20 was built by Prototype Racing and was able to produce 270 naturally aspirated horses running VP Racing fuel, and 390 HP when injected with everyone's favorite go-juice, nitrous oxide.

When the salt settled, the Hondata crew set a one-way speed of 190.1 MPH in the G/FCC class while running the NO2, and 172 MPH in the G/GCC class with the aforementioned racing fuel.

You can follow the jump for Hondata's press release and check out its website for more information on its products.

[Source: Hondata]


Monday August 19th 2007

LA resident, Doug Macmillan, co - founder of Los Angeles based Hondata drove his Acura RSX / (Honda Integra) to four new records at the Bonneville Nationals Speed Week (Aug 11 through 17th).

A rookie driver, Macmillan drove a 2003, two liter front wheel drive, Acura RSX (Honda Integra) in the G class altered coupe and competition coupe classes, competing in both gas and fuel categories. Over the seven days of competition, Macmillan set four records, with a highest one-way speed of 190.1 mph (305.9 km/h) in the G/FCC class (with nitrous oxide) and 172.mph in the G/GCC class (naturally aspirated).

The K20 engine, built by Prototype Racing makes 270 HP naturally aspirated and 390 when running on nitrous oxide.

Records are an average of two runs

CLASS Old Record New Record
G/GALT 160.103 168.009 mph
G/GCC 152.187 167.998 mph
G/FCC 172.680 186.505 mph
G/FALT 160.588 184.025 mph

A guide to classes:
G = 1.5 to 2 liters
/G = gas (spec gasoline – Naturally Aspirated),
/F = fuel (Any fuel can be used. Our choice was VP import fuel + nitrous oxide)
ALT = altered coupe (minor nose alterations)
CC = competition coupe (smoother nose and bellypan)

On-line References:

For more information contact:
Hondata, Inc.
386 Beech Ave, Unit B2
Torrance, CA 90501
Ph 310 782-8278 or
Ph 310 936-1865

Hondata is a Los Angeles based company founded by two New Zealand engineers that produce world leading tuning hardware and software for Honda and Acura motor vehicles.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's N2O, not NO2
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Civic Si may have the same engine and transmission, but it's not the car the RSX is. It's much more juvenile.
        • 8 Years Ago
        It's a Front Wheel Drive Civic-based Four Banger made by HoMoCo with a 2.0L masturbated to some insane horsepower at the cost of torque.

        Arguing how the Civic Si is/not like the RSX is basically arguing about weather differences between Hawaiian islands: Microclimate.
        • 8 Years Ago
        Having driven both (and owned one, the RSX-S) it's obvious that you've done neither.
      • 8 Years Ago
      What the hell is so great abot this crap! A NASCAR NEXTEL CUP cars engine is 358 CI, aspirated and develops up to 850 HP!
        • 8 Years Ago
        358ci = 5.8665L! This is a 2L engine = 122.0475ci.

        See the difference?
      • 8 Years Ago
      That's some impressive power out of a little 2 liter engine.

      It's a shame this car was discontinued.
        • 8 Years Ago
        I imagine that tuning to the point of needing racing fuel (translation: upping the compression ratio to twice normal, involved overhauls for revving excruciatingly high) would produce the extra 70 HP. The racing fuel is just there to make sure that there isn't any knocking which would blow the engine to bits.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, was is the torque cuve like 270 HP naturally aspirated and 139lb-ft of torque. Lol
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