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  • Tuner Chris Boyette of Chris’s Epic Tuning Service in the Detroit area describes himself as a Honda J series specialist with 12 years experience in EFI tuning. All of that J series expertise is on full display in his twin-turbo Honda S2000 which he claims is the first of its kind in the world.Boyette’s teal S2000 ditches its venerable F-series inline-four engine for a J32A2 3.2-liter V-6, which originally saw duty in the Type-S variants of the Acura CL and TL in the early 2000s. In stock form, this rev-happy SOHC VTEC V-6 makes 260 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 232 foot-pounds of torque.That would normally be enough to give an S2000 a nice little boost in performance, but it wasn’t nearly enough for Boyette. He added two turbochargers, ported heads, MGP aluminum rods, and CP low compression pistons according to Engine Swap Depot. The heavily modified V-6 is lashed to a Powerglide two-speed automatic and a Ford 8.8-inch rear end.Those two turbochargers worked together to make 45 psi of ..

    Watch a Honda S2000 With a Twin-Turbo J32 V-6 Eat Up the Quarter Mile

    Tuner Chris Boyette of Chris’s Epic Tuning Service in the Detroit area describes himself as a Honda J series specialist with 12 years experience in EFI tuning. All of that J series expertise is on full display in his twin-turbo Honda S2000 which he claims is the first of its kind in the world.Boyette’s teal S2000 ditches its venerable F-series inline-four engine for a J32A2 3.2-liter V-6, which originally saw duty in the Type-S variants of the Acura CL and TL in the early 2000s. In stock form, this rev-happy SOHC VTEC V-6 makes 260 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 232 foot-pounds of torque.That would normally be enough to give an S2000 a nice little boost in performance, but it wasn’t nearly enough for Boyette. He added two turbochargers, ported heads, MGP aluminum rods, and CP low compression pistons according to Engine Swap Depot. The heavily modified V-6 is lashed to a Powerglide two-speed automatic and a Ford 8.8-inch rear end.Those two turbochargers worked together to make 45 psi of ..
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  • There were only two 1983 Honda Accords for sale on eBay at the time this story was published. One is an automatic sedan with more than 200,000 miles, and it's currently listed for $1,750. The other, a manual hatchback with only 32,031 miles, has a current bid for $20,000. Not only is that more than double the original price of $8,549, it's more than many brand-new economy cars available today.But this Accord LX is in amazing like-new condition. It's also fully loaded, with air conditioning, power steering, and of course the '80s-tastic louvers over the back window.The bright-red interior is also in immaculate condition. The dashboard is not cracked or faded and the seats show no wear or tear. It also includes what appear to be dealer-installed voltage and oil pressure gauges. This car was clearly owned and maintained by someone who cares about cars.The clean interior continues under the hatch, with the carpeting, wheel wells, and privacy cover looking to be in pe..

    This 1983 Honda Accord is Well Worth $20,000

    There were only two 1983 Honda Accords for sale on eBay at the time this story was published. One is an automatic sedan with more than 200,000 miles, and it's currently listed for $1,750. The other, a manual hatchback with only 32,031 miles, has a current bid for $20,000. Not only is that more than double the original price of $8,549, it's more than many brand-new economy cars available today.But this Accord LX is in amazing like-new condition. It's also fully loaded, with air conditioning, power steering, and of course the '80s-tastic louvers over the back window.The bright-red interior is also in immaculate condition. The dashboard is not cracked or faded and the seats show no wear or tear. It also includes what appear to be dealer-installed voltage and oil pressure gauges. This car was clearly owned and maintained by someone who cares about cars.The clean interior continues under the hatch, with the carpeting, wheel wells, and privacy cover looking to be in pe..
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  • Honda's return to Formula 1 hasn't been the best, to put things nicely, but if you ask racer Fernando Alonso, you might get a more straightforward answer. Seemingly endless troubles have plagued the Japanese company's partner, McLaren, and hindered that British outfit from achieving a podium since they joined together back in 2014. These woes have led to a split between the teams with McLaren picking up the Renault option for 2018 while Honda will shack up with Toro Rosso in its place. Honda apparently has high hopes for its new partnership with the Faenza-based team, and as a recent statement from the marque reveals, the two hope to be in the top three of next year's F1 standings. If Honda could achieve that goal, it would be a tremendous step forward. As it stands right now, the team's tandem with McLaren is 9th in the Constructors' Championship standings, only placing ahead of Sauber, who has gained just five points this season. Honda is likely the ro..

    Honda Aims to Put Toro Rosso in F1’s Top 3 Next Year

    Honda's return to Formula 1 hasn't been the best, to put things nicely, but if you ask racer Fernando Alonso, you might get a more straightforward answer. Seemingly endless troubles have plagued the Japanese company's partner, McLaren, and hindered that British outfit from achieving a podium since they joined together back in 2014. These woes have led to a split between the teams with McLaren picking up the Renault option for 2018 while Honda will shack up with Toro Rosso in its place. Honda apparently has high hopes for its new partnership with the Faenza-based team, and as a recent statement from the marque reveals, the two hope to be in the top three of next year's F1 standings. If Honda could achieve that goal, it would be a tremendous step forward. As it stands right now, the team's tandem with McLaren is 9th in the Constructors' Championship standings, only placing ahead of Sauber, who has gained just five points this season. Honda is likely the ro..
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  • Honda Motor Co. said on Monday its has invested $267 million and will add 300 new jobs to support increased production of its revamped 2018 Accord sedan model at the Japanese automaker’s plant in Marysville, Ohio. Honda unveiled the newest-generation Accord in July, one of four re-engineered midsize sedans that Asian automakers are betting on to win market share as Detroit rivals shift focus to SUVs, crossovers and pickup trucks. The new Accord, like rival Toyota Motor Corp.’s all-new Camry, offers more horsepower, safety technology like standard collision-avoiding braking and better fuel economy although Honda did not release figures. Honda’s investment in Ohio consists of $220 million for the Marysville plant, including a new $165 million welding department with 342 welding robots. The automaker is also investing $47 million at its Anna, Ohio, engine plant to provide turbocharged engines for the Accord. The Marysville plant also makes the Acura TLX, a luxury midsize sedan, and th..

    Honda invests $267 million, will add 300 jobs to increase Accord production in Ohio

    Honda Motor Co. said on Monday its has invested $267 million and will add 300 new jobs to support increased production of its revamped 2018 Accord sedan model at the Japanese automaker’s plant in Marysville, Ohio. Honda unveiled the newest-generation Accord in July, one of four re-engineered midsize sedans that Asian automakers are betting on to win market share as Detroit rivals shift focus to SUVs, crossovers and pickup trucks. The new Accord, like rival Toyota Motor Corp.’s all-new Camry, offers more horsepower, safety technology like standard collision-avoiding braking and better fuel economy although Honda did not release figures. Honda’s investment in Ohio consists of $220 million for the Marysville plant, including a new $165 million welding department with 342 welding robots. The automaker is also investing $47 million at its Anna, Ohio, engine plant to provide turbocharged engines for the Accord. The Marysville plant also makes the Acura TLX, a luxury midsize sedan, and th..
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  • Honda Motor Co. said on Monday its has invested $267 million and will add 300 new jobs to support increased production of its revamped 2018 Accord sedan model at the Japanese automaker’s plant in Marysville, Ohio. Honda unveiled the newest-generation Accord in July, one of four re-engineered midsize sedans that Asian automakers are betting on to win market share as Detroit rivals shift focus to SUVs, crossovers and pickup trucks. The new Accord, like rival Toyota Motor Corp.’s all-new Camry, offers more horsepower, safety technology like standard collision-avoiding braking and better fuel economy although Honda did not release figures. Honda’s investment in Ohio consists of $220 million for the Marysville plant, including a new $165 million welding department with 342 welding robots. The automaker is also investing $47 million at its Anna, Ohio, engine plant to provide turbocharged engines for the Accord. The Marysville plant also makes the Acura TLX, a luxury midsize sedan, and th..

    Honda invests $267 million, to add 300 jobs for new Accord model

    Honda Motor Co. said on Monday its has invested $267 million and will add 300 new jobs to support increased production of its revamped 2018 Accord sedan model at the Japanese automaker’s plant in Marysville, Ohio. Honda unveiled the newest-generation Accord in July, one of four re-engineered midsize sedans that Asian automakers are betting on to win market share as Detroit rivals shift focus to SUVs, crossovers and pickup trucks. The new Accord, like rival Toyota Motor Corp.’s all-new Camry, offers more horsepower, safety technology like standard collision-avoiding braking and better fuel economy although Honda did not release figures. Honda’s investment in Ohio consists of $220 million for the Marysville plant, including a new $165 million welding department with 342 welding robots. The automaker is also investing $47 million at its Anna, Ohio, engine plant to provide turbocharged engines for the Accord. The Marysville plant also makes the Acura TLX, a luxury midsize sedan, and th..
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  • TOKYO — Japan's boxy minicars are hardly known as sporty or high-tech. But Honda Motor Co. wants to change their dowdy image on both counts with its next-generation N-Box, the best-selling nameplate in that uniquely Japanese niche segment. The redesign, which hit the market Sept. 1, gets a revamped engine that prioritizes acceleration over fuel economy. It also gets the company's latest advanced safety system, Honda Sensing, which includes such features as emergency automatic braking and lane-keep assist. The flourishes are rarities in the world of Japanese minicars. But Honda's deployment underscores the proficiency of Japanese automakers in migrating higer-end features into down-market, downsized vehicles. Honda hopes such upgrades will help the N-Box keep its title as Japan's best-selling minicar for a third straight year, despite sluggish demand in the segment. On the performance side, the N-Box sheds about 176 pounds by employing a new platform. Engineers..

    Honda’s packs redesigned N-Box with surprises

    TOKYO — Japan's boxy minicars are hardly known as sporty or high-tech. But Honda Motor Co. wants to change their dowdy image on both counts with its next-generation N-Box, the best-selling nameplate in that uniquely Japanese niche segment. The redesign, which hit the market Sept. 1, gets a revamped engine that prioritizes acceleration over fuel economy. It also gets the company's latest advanced safety system, Honda Sensing, which includes such features as emergency automatic braking and lane-keep assist. The flourishes are rarities in the world of Japanese minicars. But Honda's deployment underscores the proficiency of Japanese automakers in migrating higer-end features into down-market, downsized vehicles. Honda hopes such upgrades will help the N-Box keep its title as Japan's best-selling minicar for a third straight year, despite sluggish demand in the segment. On the performance side, the N-Box sheds about 176 pounds by employing a new platform. Engineers..
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  • Red Bull is reportedly dissatisfied with Renault's rate of improvement, with the French engines appearing markedly inferior to its Italian and German competitors. Red Bull Racing consultant Helmut Marko is interested in switching Red Bull over to using Honda engines as long as Honda makes the necessary upgrades, according to recent reports.Though there has been no official confirmation yet, word has it from unnamed sources that the only user of Honda's engine next year will be Red Bull's Scuderia Toro Rosso. STR and McLaren supposedly have plans to trade engine suppliers after the 2017 season, as McLaren clamors for a chance to bring itself further up the grid after three successive seasons of being held back by Honda's power unit. A recent report by Auto Motor und Sport paints Red Bull as dissatisfied and relegated to third-best by a subpar engine, despite operating a top-tier chassis and fielding two of the finest drivers in the sport. Red Bull is expected to..

    Red Bull Racing Reportedly Planning to Trade Renault For Honda

    Red Bull is reportedly dissatisfied with Renault's rate of improvement, with the French engines appearing markedly inferior to its Italian and German competitors. Red Bull Racing consultant Helmut Marko is interested in switching Red Bull over to using Honda engines as long as Honda makes the necessary upgrades, according to recent reports.Though there has been no official confirmation yet, word has it from unnamed sources that the only user of Honda's engine next year will be Red Bull's Scuderia Toro Rosso. STR and McLaren supposedly have plans to trade engine suppliers after the 2017 season, as McLaren clamors for a chance to bring itself further up the grid after three successive seasons of being held back by Honda's power unit. A recent report by Auto Motor und Sport paints Red Bull as dissatisfied and relegated to third-best by a subpar engine, despite operating a top-tier chassis and fielding two of the finest drivers in the sport. Red Bull is expected to..
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  • Red Bull is reportedly dissatisfied with Renault's rate of improvement, with the French engines appearing markedly inferior to its Italian and German competitors. Red Bull Racing consultant Helmut Marko is interested in switching Red Bull over to using Honda engines as long as Honda makes the necessary upgrades, according to recent reports.Though there has been no official confirmation yet, word has it from unnamed sources that the only user of Honda's engine next year will be Red Bull's Scuderia Toro Rosso. STR and McLaren supposedly have plans to trade engine suppliers after the 2017 season, as McLaren clamors for a chance to bring itself further up the grid after three successive seasons of being held back by Honda's power unit. A recent report by Auto Motor und Sport paints Red Bull as dissatisfied and relegated to third-best by a subpar engine, despite operating a top-tier chassis and fielding two of the finest drivers in the sport. Red Bull is expected to..

    Red Bull Racing Reportedly Planning to Trade Renault For Honda

    Red Bull is reportedly dissatisfied with Renault's rate of improvement, with the French engines appearing markedly inferior to its Italian and German competitors. Red Bull Racing consultant Helmut Marko is interested in switching Red Bull over to using Honda engines as long as Honda makes the necessary upgrades, according to recent reports.Though there has been no official confirmation yet, word has it from unnamed sources that the only user of Honda's engine next year will be Red Bull's Scuderia Toro Rosso. STR and McLaren supposedly have plans to trade engine suppliers after the 2017 season, as McLaren clamors for a chance to bring itself further up the grid after three successive seasons of being held back by Honda's power unit. A recent report by Auto Motor und Sport paints Red Bull as dissatisfied and relegated to third-best by a subpar engine, despite operating a top-tier chassis and fielding two of the finest drivers in the sport. Red Bull is expected to..
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  • Red Bull is reportedly dissatisfied with Renault's rate of improvement, with the French engines appearing markedly inferior to its Italian and German competitors. Red Bull Racing consultant Helmut Marko is interested in switching Red Bull over to using Honda engines as long as Honda makes the necessary upgrades, according to recent reports.Though there has been no official confirmation yet, word has it from unnamed sources that the only user of Honda's engine next year will be Red Bull's Scuderia Toro Rosso. STR and McLaren supposedly have plans to trade engine suppliers after the 2017 season, as McLaren clamors for a chance to bring itself further up the grid after three successive seasons of being held back by Honda's power unit. A recent report by Auto Motor und Sport paints Red Bull as dissatisfied and relegated to third-best by a subpar engine, despite operating a top-tier chassis and fielding two of the finest drivers in the sport. Red Bull is expected to..

    Red Bull Racing Reportedly Planning to Trade Renault For Honda

    Red Bull is reportedly dissatisfied with Renault's rate of improvement, with the French engines appearing markedly inferior to its Italian and German competitors. Red Bull Racing consultant Helmut Marko is interested in switching Red Bull over to using Honda engines as long as Honda makes the necessary upgrades, according to recent reports.Though there has been no official confirmation yet, word has it from unnamed sources that the only user of Honda's engine next year will be Red Bull's Scuderia Toro Rosso. STR and McLaren supposedly have plans to trade engine suppliers after the 2017 season, as McLaren clamors for a chance to bring itself further up the grid after three successive seasons of being held back by Honda's power unit. A recent report by Auto Motor und Sport paints Red Bull as dissatisfied and relegated to third-best by a subpar engine, despite operating a top-tier chassis and fielding two of the finest drivers in the sport. Red Bull is expected to..
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  • Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. are collaborating with Shell Oil Co. to install seven hydrogen refueling stations in Northern California. The California Energy Commission awarded a grant of more than $16 million to Shell subsidiary Equilon Enterprises for the project. The hydrogen refueling stations will be installed in "strategic locations" within seven Shell-branded stores; three in San Francisco, and one in Berkeley, Sacramento, Citrus Heights and Walnut Creek. "Toyota and Shell have a long-standing relationship in support of hydrogen infrastructure development, dating back to the 2009 opening of Shell's only dedicated hydrogen refueling station at our facility in Torrance, California," Craig Scott, advanced technology vehicle senior manager at Toyota Motor North America, said in a statement. Honda and Toyota have pledged financial support to the project, though Shell will own and operate the completed stations, according to a Toyota spokeswoman. Any California fuel c..

    Toyota, Honda collaborate with Shell to install Calif. hydrogen refueling stations

    Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. are collaborating with Shell Oil Co. to install seven hydrogen refueling stations in Northern California. The California Energy Commission awarded a grant of more than $16 million to Shell subsidiary Equilon Enterprises for the project. The hydrogen refueling stations will be installed in "strategic locations" within seven Shell-branded stores; three in San Francisco, and one in Berkeley, Sacramento, Citrus Heights and Walnut Creek. "Toyota and Shell have a long-standing relationship in support of hydrogen infrastructure development, dating back to the 2009 opening of Shell's only dedicated hydrogen refueling station at our facility in Torrance, California," Craig Scott, advanced technology vehicle senior manager at Toyota Motor North America, said in a statement. Honda and Toyota have pledged financial support to the project, though Shell will own and operate the completed stations, according to a Toyota spokeswoman. Any California fuel c..
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