|CODE ||ORIGIN ||MODEL ||ENGINE |
|NA1 ||JDM/USDM ||ALL ||C30A/C30A1 |
|NA2 ||JDM/USDM ||ALL ||C32B/C32B1 |
Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge
It's true. Honda Tuning magazine announces its official entry into the Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge. Honda Tuning along with six of its sister publications (Super Street, Import Tuner, Modified, eurotuner, Lowrider and 5.0 Mustang) are helping Castrol Syntec look for America's Top Car. We're inviting all of our readers to submit their cars for consideration to compete. Cars will be tested in the following categories:
Lap Times: Compete on a 20-minute road course session for the fastest lap time
-Mile E.T.: Compete for the quickest -mile time (best of three runs)
-Mile Trap Speed: Compete for the fastest trap speed (best of three runs)
Horsepower: Compete for highest peak horsepower (best of three dyno pulls)
Power-To-Weight: Compete for the best power-to-weight ratio
Emmisions: Compete for the cleanest-burning engine
Acceleration: Compete for the quickest 0-60 mph time
Braking: Compete for the quickest 80-0 mph time
Endurance: Compete on the roads of Los Angeles during rush hour
Cost: Compete for affordability. Scores will be based
on www.intellichoice.com data
Does your car have what it takes?
Enter at www.SyntecTopCarChallenge.com and find out. Don't want to compete? Check out www.SyntecTopCarChallenge.com anyways for competition updates and for your chance to win $10,000.
S2000: End Of An Era
After ten years of production, Honda is finally pulling the plug on the S2000 this summer, with the last ever of its infamous RWD, F-series-powered roadsters rolling off the line at Suzuka, Japan in June 2009. First released in 1999 for the 2000 model year, the S2000 was intended only as a limited edition tribute to mark Honda's 50th anniversary, but production was extended a full nine years due to high consumer demand and much critical acclaim. Since its debut, Honda has sold over 110,000 S2000s, 65,000 of those in the U.S. alone, and has been honored with multiple awards for the car.
But Before We Say Goodbye
The S2k Ultimate Edition
Honda (UK) will mark the end of the S2000 with a limited edition version of the award-winning automobile. Only 100 Ultimate Edition S2000s will be produced, and will be sold exclusively in the UK. The special edition S2000 will be offered with the previous, highly acclaimed 2.0-liter, 9,000rpm, F20C VTEC engine, and will be offered only in a Grand Prix White body scheme with graphite effect alloy wheels. The redesign also includes a vibrant red-leather interior, a red-stitched shift boot, and an aluminum shift knob. Ultimate Edition models will be designated and marked by individual numbered plaques mounted to the kick-plates, denoting their position in the final series.
Mugen Does The Insight?
Mugen, famed producer of high-end, high-performance Honda upgrades, announced earlier this year that it will be creating a line of add-ons and upgrades for the upcoming Honda Insight. Yes, Mugen will indeed be featuring a line of performance parts for the latest hybrid model, which arguably isn't the most performance-oriented model in Honda's current lineup. Whether you're looking to add a few extra horses to the gasoline side of your hybrid powerplant or shed some body weight, Mugen's line provides all the necessary equipment to do so. Just a few of the upgrade options include lightweight aluminum mesh wheels, ABS vacuum-molded grilles, a sports silencer exhaust, visor vents, and a high-speed stability coilover suspension. Get your wallets out, Insight owners.