One of the big advantages to the era of turbo Hondas is that there's plenty of horsepower and torque left on the table for tuners to take advantage of. One of those companies is Hondata, and following its upgrades for the Civic and Accord, it's now tuning the Acura RDX luxury crossover.
The RDX uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine similar to those in the Accord and the Civic Type R. In stock form, it makes 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. With Hondata's Stage 1 tune, the company says that horsepower increases by about 10 across the rev band. Looking at the dyno graph, it also appears that peak horsepower increases by about 5 horsepower, and peak torque is up by about 15 pound-feet. Peak torque also appears to arrive sooner, and most of the torque curve seems to be up by 10 to 15 pound-feet. The increases in power and torque are available in all four of the RDX's drive modes.
Though much ink and electricity has been spent lamenting, with good reason, the slow death of Honda's naturally aspirated engines, there are benefits to the rise of the company's turbo engines. For one thing, the dearth of torque people have complained about with Honda engines is gone. For another, it's proving to be quite easy to extract even more power and torque from those engines with some computer tuning.
Honda tuning company Hondata is a prime example. The company has engine computer reflashes available that can make a Civic Sport a legitimate hot hatch, and can make the Civic Si even hotter than it already is. We even experienced the former, and for as little as $350 to as much as $695 for the computer tuner, it's excellent bang for the buck that makes a real noticable difference. Now the company has gotten its hands on the 2.0-liter turbocharged Honda Accord, the one with a detuned Civic Type R engine. Two preset tunes are available, either Stage 1 or Stage 2. The first one is mild adding about 10 peak horsepower and 40 pound-feet of torque. As seen in the dyno plot above, that was an increase from about 266 horsepower to 276, and an increase of torque from 292 pound-feet to 332.
One could look at the 2018 Honda Civic Type R and immediately criticize it for having front-wheel drive, particularly since many of its rivals are all-wheel drive.
However, simply dismissing the Type R based on its front-wheel drive layout would be short-sighted. It still provides incredible driving thrills, performance and with the right driver behind the wheel, could keep up with rear-wheel drive supercars along a mountain road.
The maximum torque and maximum output of the new "Leaf" electric vehicle (EV) are 320N·m and 110kW, respectively, which are higher than those of the previous model of the Leaf (280N·m and 80kW).
However, according to Nissan Motor Co Ltd, which announced the new Leaf Sept 6, 2017, the new model uses the same motor as the previous model. The company increased maximum torque by improving the cooling of the inverter's power module and increased maximum output by making changes to the CPU for controlling the motor and the control method.
The Toyota Corolla iM, some time earlier the Scion iM, is an extraordinarily elegant little hatchback, regardless it doesn't have the verve and life of our most venerated economy hatches. Papadakis Racing dealt with those issues when building Fredric Aasbo's most recent Rockstar Energy-maintained float auto. It's a Corolla iM with a marvelous 1,000 torque and back wheel drive.
in the event that you hadn't speculated from that line alone, there isn't a gigantic measure of Corolla iM left under the float auto's expanded body. Nonetheless, it does in any case have a Toyota four-barrel in the engine. It's a 2AR motor whose less intense cousins are found under the hoods of the RAV4 and Camry, among others. It makes the already said 1,000 drive and 850 pound-feet of torque in light of both a turbocharger pumping in 33 psi of lift and nitrous oxide imbuement. The power experiences a four-speed canine box transmission to the back wheels, and the auto highlights broad monitor flares at all four corners.
The creation spec Honda Civic Si by and by can't be revealed however an official torque figure for the auto has as of late spilled online.
In November a year prior, Honda revealed the Civic Si Prototype and despite the name, it was essentially era arranged. Regardless, at the period of the Si Prototype's release, the association fail to uncover any figures from its new turbocharged 1.5-liter four-barrel engine.
It looks like Honda has uncovered torque figures for the up and coming Civic Si.
The news originates from a CivicX forum part who posted an email from Honda, guaranteeing that the new auto will deliver 192 lb-ft of torque from its 1.5-liter turbocharged motor. Strength specs weren’t said, however in light of the torque number, the horses ought to beat 200.