Saturday, April 13, 2013

Killboy's Hondas

Being in the tank for my own Civic Si may have caused me to over-collect Hondas for my "Best Of Killboy" picture file.  Anyway, here are my faves so far.

To begin at the beginning: great car (and motorcycle) companies are built on great technical heritage.
Mike Hailwood on the 1966 Honda RC 166 6-cylinder GP 250 bike.

  Nice Tribute Colors!

Acura NSX: easy supercar to live with, and to use (some of) its performance in the real world--if you travel light.
I'll have mine in silver, please.

 Acura RSX Type S: Honorary Si--or maybe the Si is an Honorary RSX Type S...  Best-looking mass-market Honda.
By now, all the pieces were in place: d.o.h.c. iVTEC, great gearbox, limited-slip, quality i.r.s., and good looks.

Stock is good enough for me.  Maybe a set of wheels... Well...a turbo kit would be nice...  If you're a flatlander, a case
can be made for a pony car.  If you live within a 100 mile radius of the Dragon, the S-2000 is a no-brainer.

Speaking of turbo kits...  The Gen 5 Civic Si, with a d.o.h.c. transplant or turbo kit may be the most bang-for-the-buck
Honda has done.  Great basic platform: light car with A-arm front suspension, not struts.

If you're gonna do a tuner car, why not a restrained "Tribute To Honda Racing" vibe?  Curb-cut challenged, though.

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