Hondata sets four new records at Bonneville

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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