Facebook    Twitter    YouTube    Instagram

500 HP Honda Odyssey mini van?

Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Registered User
    jagbender's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    SW Florida

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Rep Points

    500 HP Honda Odyssey mini van?

    Honda turns Odyssey minivan into 500-hp mountain climber

    By Justin Hyde
    Managing Editor, Yahoo! Autos

    By Justin Hyde | Motoramic ? 16 hours ago

    Although its hard to tell from the cars it builds today, Honda has a long, glorious history in motorsports, from its founding through the Senna years and the original NSX up to the hot-hatch heyday of the '90s. After a long hibernation, those sporting instincts have begun to re-emerge, from the upcoming revival of the NSX to its role building engines for IndyCar.
    None of which explains why Honda and its partners have taken an Odyssey minivan and turned it into a 532-hp beast that will race the dangerous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb later this month. Some ideas are too good for reasons.
    Honda has gone whole hog for Pikes Peak this year, the 91st time the mountain has held its annual festival of speed, fielding 11 different vehicles from a Fit EV and a Le Mans-quality NSX to a Honda TRX450 ATV.
    But even among the menagerie of metal that throws itself on and off Pikes Peak every year, the Odyssey will stand out. Built in part by workers at Honda's Alabama plant where it's assembled, the Odyssey's 3.5-liter V-6 has been blessed with a righteous Garrett GT35R turbo, more than doubling power to 532 hp (at the wheels) and 460 lb.-ft of torque.
    The Odyssey also gets a few race bits ? RPF1 wheels, upgraded Brembo brakes, competition springs and the limited-slip differential from the Acura TL ? but in most respects appears as if it could still haul the kids to the gelato place if they can fit around the roll cage.
    Driving duties for the mountain assault will fall to Honda IndyCar driver Simon Pagenaud, who notes that the Odyssey now sports nearly as much power to its front wheels as his race car produces on the weekend. Pagenaud can't sleeepwalk through his climb; even experienced drives have suffered some nasty crashes falling off the mountain. But if the mountain Odyssey acquits itself well, it could help Honda get its performance mojo back ? or at least offer some inspiration on how to make those gelato trips faster.
    Jagbender's battle of the bulge
    The problems we face today are because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by the people who vote for a living

  2. #2
    Registered User
    the_predator's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    A Space Between

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    Thanked in
    1 Post
    Rep Points

    New definition for "grocery getter"!

Similar Threads

  1. Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey on rt now on MOJO/INHD
    By BoneCrusher in forum Anything Goes
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-19-2007, 07:08 PM
  2. GotPump's Odyssey
    By GotPump in forum Online Journals
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-19-2005, 12:46 AM
  3. Honda or Toyota?
    By Prince in forum Anything Goes
    Replies: 104
    Last Post: 05-08-2005, 08:49 PM
  4. Odyssey Protein Bars
    By Rob_NC in forum Diet & Nutrition
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-15-2003, 12:29 PM
  5. 2001: A Size Odyssey: Diet Hard
    By Prince in forum Diet & Nutrition
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-07-2001, 07:52 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Copyright© 2001-2017 IronMag® Bodybuilding Forums