Students have made a 600-hp version of the Honda CivicOctober 29, 2018
Probably exactly the way to spend time at the university! The guys from Clemson (USA) decided to completely upgrade the legendary Japanese car Honda Civic. And they did it.
Employees of the Honda office in the United States decided to find out the potential of students from the International Center for Automotive Research at Clemson University. They were instructed to build a racing car for the rally, which ride would be breathtaking. It took exactly two years from the start of work on the project to its logical conclusion.
The car, called Deep Orange 9, is equipped with a hybrid powertrain.
The hybrid consists of a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, which is located in the middle of the car and electric motors. The petrol engine “sends” 400 horsepower to the rear wheels, while electric motors that produce the maximum 200 horses work only with the front axle. As transmission is used 6-speed gearbox.
Through the use of regenerative braking technology, students were able to improve fuel economy by up to 30%. Now, about the dynamic characteristics of Deep Orange 9. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.0 seconds!
For better handling, the car will receive all 4 steering wheels, a semi-active suspension. He is also equipped with springs with a long stroke, which will allow him to pass the rugged terrain with almost no loss of speed.