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Old 10th April 2005, 02:18   #1
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The Honda S800 can probably be called the S2000's grand dad. One of the first "S" series from Honda. Launched way back in 1965, this puny 791cc, water cooled "DOHC" engine could revv, all the way to 8500 rpm and, produced 70bhp at around 8000 rpm.



Even with it's "not so aerodynamic body" it had a top speed of 160kmph, thanks to it's 710kg kerb weight which gave it a power to weight ratio of 98.59 bhp/ton. As much as a Baleno does today.



This is one car, i'd like to get my hands on.

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Shantanu, for guys like us, power-to-weight ratio wouldn't remain quite the same after we would get behind the wheel.

But, the concept of an entertaining car was so much simpler in the olden days...pah...
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Shantanu, for guys like us, power-to-weight ratio wouldn't remain quite the same after we would get behind the wheel.
That is why we need a good power to weight to start with. LOL

This little car is amazing. 8500 rpm.......... and they had it in the 60s?? Man!!!

I guess not all Vintage cars are boring. hehe

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wow! amazing car..... 8500 rpm in a 1965 car is quite amazing! nice find shan2nu. Classic cars always have had a special place in my heart...
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I guess not all Vintage cars are boring. hehe

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oh yea i wud love to rev this baby all day long on the streets 8500 rpm it must be one hell of a motor, he he looks cute as well.
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How much would this car cost today? And does any know whether this was a mass production car or were there a lmited number of cars produced.

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