Are your eyes even open???
My folks own a honda Prelude, and whilst yes they really go hammer & tongs after you hit around 5000 rpms, the genuine 500 hp would have it in the bag...
What is your mate smoking....
FORD.... "POWER TO THE PEOPLE"...
The coupe easy. Best the Honda would do is about 15.2 sec 1/4. A bloke I know owns a 2000 or 2001 type R and 15.2's about it for him. Although I know of a 314kw @ the wheels CRX that'd eat the 500hp coupe for breakfast.
I am curious to see the longevity of the Honda engine with the high hp though
Yeah i brought the car at the start of this year. I spend 90% of my money on it. Right now the rust is my priority but when thats being done the engine is coming out. I've got a budget of about $10-11,000 for the engine and one of my friends is a motor rebuilder's apprentice or something along those lines, so I'm taking the engine to him for rebuilding and working as he can get me a cheaper price. The guy i brought the coupe off said that he had already spent about $5000 on the engine and although its got a few decent bits and pieces on it i'm still a bit skeptical so i'm still overhauling the engine.
The rust is being done in late august early september, so the engine is going to have to wait until about april next year. Right now the car still looks quite crap so i havent bothered with photos yet but when it starts to look better i'll put a few pics up.
Thanks for all your opinions. i'm giving my mate the url for this post hehe.
By the time you get 550hp and then a complete set up to get it running that will handle that power, you'd better have more than $10,000 to burn. Just a quick list of mine, and its nother overly special.
1/ alloy heads $4000
2/ manifold $400
3/ 750 demon $940
4/ fuel system $500
5/ exhaust system and 4 into 1's $900
6/ decent stally for auto $800
7/ my c4 nearly finished $2000
8/ complet 9 inch spooled up $1000
9/ bottom end to handle 450 hp $3000(probably conservative)
10/ rollers/pushrods/guide plates ect $1000
And much much much much much more not listed, and i did all of my own work......
10.70 @ 125.00 on the black fun top
408 Cube Cleveland.
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.