The event served as an opportunity for the Japanese manufacturer to showcase the achievements of its season and for everybody involved to celebrate together in one location.Honda, Marc Marquez, Motegi, MotoGP
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The folks at Bisimoto have tricked out and tuned up this “Power-Van” to boast an enormous 1,029 horsepower. It’s still your standard seven-passenger 2014 Honda Odyssey, but with a massive overhaul done to the powertrain.
The minivan has achieved the four-figure horsepower feat through a number of changes under the hood – including but not limited to – AEM electronics, an Infinity ECU, Arias pistons, Turbonetics BTZ7265 twin turbochargers, Bisimoto’s custom 360 degree oil cap, a cat-back exhaust system, Deatschwerks 2200cc injectors, an upgraded Magnafuel 750cc fuel pump, R&R custom steel rods, a wastegate and blowoff valve.Cars, Genesis Coupe, Honda, Hyundai, Odyssey, SEMA Show, Video
Today in Valencia, Honda Racing Corporation introduced the Honda RCV1000R prototype machine to be used from 2014 in the MotoGP “Open” Class (prototype machines with Magneti Marelli hardware and software, 24 liter tank and 12 engines per season). The goal of this new machine, which will be sold and not leased to the teams, is to compete in MotoGP with a reasonable budget.Casey Stoner, Honda, Karel Abraham, MotoGP, Nicky Hayden, Scott Redding
McLaren managing director Jonathan Neale says that the team is delighted that Honda’s 2015 engine is already running on the dyno – but cautioned that there is still a long way to go to create a competitive package.
Honda released audio of its new engine earlier this week.Formula 1, Honda, Jonathan Neale, McLaren
Honda has released an audio recording of its V6 turbo powertrain being fired up on the dyno – some 17 months before its planned race debut in the 2015 Australian GP.
The engine will be used exclusively by McLaren for what will be the second year under the new regulations. McLaren engineers visited Honda while in Japan for the Grand Prix and have thus already have had the chance to see and hear it in action.
Renault and Mercedes have already released similar recordings. Reaction from fans to the new Honda sound has been mixed to say the least, but it’s worth noting that it will sound different when actually fitted into a car and running on track.F1, Honda, McLaren