RE: Fastest Honda ever!

RE: Fastest Honda ever!

Friday 23rd September 2016

Fastest Honda ever!

Less 'yo!' and more 'eco' as 660cc Streamliner hits 260mph at Bonneville



Now while it's approaching the weekend, we assure you that those statistics are correct: Honda has created a car capable of 260mph with a 660cc engine. That's just witchcraft, isn't it?


Frustratingly no power figure has been released for the S Dream Streamliner, only that the engine is "based on the three-cylinder powerplant designed for the Honda S660 sports car." Given it produces 63hp in that car, this must be a pretty significant overhaul. Apparently Honda was aiming for "more than three times the power for which it was designed", replacing the block, pistons, crank and valves, but a specific number has not been issued.

The car has been in build since 2015, with Honda set on the outright 660cc world record. Having in fact failed to achieve this during Bonneville Speed Week, the Honda team was invited back by Mike Cook for another attempt. The final results from these runs were 261.875mph record for the mile and 261.966mph for the kilometre. From 660cc!

So Honda now has the 660cc world speed record, plus the S Dream Streamliner can claim a notable feat for its manufacturer too: this is the fastest Honda ever made. The previous record was held by a Honda-BAR F1 car, driven at Bonneville a decade ago to a speed of 246.983mph. That's progress for you. And there's not a mention of VTEC in sight...

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[Source: Jalopnik]

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sh33n

Original Poster:

193 posts

150 months

Friday 23rd September 2016
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Seems pretty impressive, also looks tiny.

Fastest Honda though...they do make jets smile

TurboHatchback

3,885 posts

116 months

Friday 23rd September 2016
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"replacing the block, pistons, crank and valves"

So basically the whole engine then hehe, seems a rather tenuous relationship by that point. Still an impressive technical achievement.

shalmaneser

4,622 posts

158 months

Friday 23rd September 2016
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TurboHatchback said:
"replacing the block, pistons, crank and valves"

So basically the whole engine then hehe, seems a rather tenuous relationship by that point. Still an impressive technical achievement.
True, but that does leave the rods and head...

Given the production rods are likely cast however I guess they must have gone in the bin, presumably along with the production turbo.

So must likely it's a production head assembly which is fairly impressive although I'm sure the ports have been tickled too!

What they're essentially saying is that the engine geometry is the same as the original which is still an impressive achievement as you say.

ZesPak

21,878 posts

159 months

Friday 23rd September 2016
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Very impressive. Looks ultra small, must be a thrill to ride something like that at 400kph!

redroadster

1,216 posts

195 months

Friday 23rd September 2016
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Well done Honda , now concentrate on making the best F 1 engine for McClaren to use .

Zad

12,249 posts

199 months

Friday 23rd September 2016
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Pfft, even JCB diesels go faster than that!

hehe

Leggy

940 posts

185 months

Friday 23rd September 2016
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There's a few Honda Jazz's around these parts that could benefit from one of these engines!

AlexKing

613 posts

121 months

Saturday 24th September 2016
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redroadster said:
Well done Honda , now concentrate on making the best F 1 engine for McClaren to use .
Well done redroadster, now concentrate on learning how to spell 'McLaren' correctly.

Some Gump

11,538 posts

149 months

Saturday 24th September 2016
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AlexKing said:
Well done redroadster, now concentrate on learning how to spell 'McLaren' correctly.
Well done Alex, now concentrate on being interesting.