University Students Create 600 Hp Hybrid Honda Civic Rallycross Car


University Students Create 600 HP Hybrid Honda Civic RallyCross CarA group of 19 students from Clemson University in South Carolina have built a potent Honda Civic that could give current Rallycross cars a run for their money.
Work on the project started two years ago with an ordinary Civic sedan and two main goals in mind: to build a vehicle offering exceptional performance while also reducing the emissions produced by the Japanese sedan. The finished vehicle is dubbed Deep Orange 9 and Honda was kind enough to provide sponsorship to help bring it to life.To achieve their goals, the students opted for a mid-mounted 2.0-liter supercharged four-cylinder engine sending power to the rear wheels. This engine delivers 400 hp and is joined by a 200 hp electric motor that drives the front wheels. This hybrid powertrains allows the Civic to reach 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 2 seconds and also incorporates advanced regenerative braking to help keep the battery topped up.The implementation of a hybrid powertrain also means fuel consumption was reduced by 30 per cent. Making the car all the more capable is semi-active suspension that can easily adapt to changing surfaces, and a bespoke all-wheel drive system.Visually, the Civic has also been made to look much more race-oriented than a regular Civic. Consequently, there’s distinctive bodykit with flared front and rear wheel arches, black brake calipers, a prominent front splitter, and a huge fixed rear wing.

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University Students Create 600 HP Hybrid Honda Civic RallyCross CarUniversity Students Create 600 HP Hybrid Honda Civic RallyCross Car