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Old 14th March 2004, 23:29   #1
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This was the FIRST Honda City to be introduced by Honda in the mid 80s. Weighing just 730 kgs and a 1.2 L TC engine producing 81 KW can just outrun the current City. Or even the VTEC i guess.





The JDM Honda City Turbo II is without question one of the quickest, most enjoyable machines you can buy 'on the cheap'. And don't think we're giving it any concessions because it's only a small engine'd front-wheel-drive hatchback - this little bolter has performance line-ball with a 1990 Saab 900 Aero Turbo, Mazda MX-6 Turbo and automatic Holden VL Turbo.

Yes folks, the Honda City Turbo II is a genuine baby-faced giant killer!

Let's take a look at its stats for a moment. At around 730 kilograms, the City Turbo II tips the scales the same amount as the Daihatsu Charade turbo that was released in Australia in 1984. The big difference, though, is the Turbo II has a 1.2-litre turbomotor stomping out 81kW while the Charade - which when new was labelled an embarrassment for V8s - had just 50kW! And forget about the Nissan Pulsar ET - it had almost the same number of kilowatts as the Honda but its extra 250 kilograms meant it was never anywhere on this pace.
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The car certainly is small but looks are deceivable

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I'd love to drive this car after.......i put in a few Ks. I've seen tuned Civic hatches being ripped in "Best Motoring" and from what i've seen, those Civics were turning out with lap times that would shame an S2000.

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hey, i again discovered this post today. very interesting.
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Old 27th May 2005, 17:04   #5
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this is the part where size doesnt matter
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complete sleeper to look at man ...if it can give the Vtec a run for its money ..i'd love to have one !

shan2nu - are you talking about the video where a white civic hatch races the S2K ??
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shan2nu - are you talking about the video where a white civic hatch races the S2K ??
Yeah, the 2ltr Vtec challenge. Civic vs Accord vs S2000.

Did you see the S2000 do a slide at 140kmph? He was really trying that hard to keep up with the Civic.

That's the best thing about BMI, they give a hell lot of importance to chassis balance and handling.

I wanna download the Vtec Club Episode where they've modded a Fit Aria (NHC) and raced it on track.

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Its been that long since Honda used a turbo for its road cars. They seem to be all obsessed with high revving VTECs now.
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Awesome sleeper man, btw whats the exact conversion ratio from Kw to bhp?
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Awesome sleeper man, btw whats the exact conversion ratio from Kw to bhp?
It's around 1.34. So, 81 Kw is 108.54bhp. That's a power to weight ratio of 149.3bhp/ton. For the rec, the Skoda Rs is 117bhp/ton and the Accord V6 is 142bhp/ton.

This car is good for a sub 7.5 sec 0-100kmph acceleration.

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Check this out....suzuki's answer to the City turbo.....the 1986 Alto works 3 cylinder turbo.
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It's around 1.34. So, 81 Kw is 108.54bhp. That's a power to weight ratio of 149.3bhp/ton. For the rec, the Skoda Rs is 117bhp/ton and the Accord V6 is 142bhp/ton.

This car is good for a sub 7.5 sec 0-100kmph acceleration.

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Whoa hell, we need to import a few of those!!!!!
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for its size, i would pack its components in a few large suitcases and fly it down. u dont need to pay customs . this is what i call "Pocket Rocket".
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Check this out....suzuki's answer to the City turbo.....the 1986 Alto works 3 cylinder turbo.
That loks like the current day 800... Suzuki are cheap sons of b%^&#s!! They're selling us 20 year old designs as NEW??!!
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And still they remain market leaders. Sad story but true.
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