RSX Goes to Infiniti– and Beyond!
LA-based Hondata modifies Honda engine computers (or ECU’s) for enhanced performance. According to the Hondata website, company co-founder Doug Macmillan drove a modified 2003 Acura RSX to four new speed records during the Bonneville Nationals Speed Week. The specially-prepped car was run in the “altered coupe” and “competition coupe” classes. With a gas-fueled, 2.0-liter, 270hp modified Honda K20 engine, the RSX set a one-way speed record at 172 mph. On another run, switching to a combination of VP Racing Fuel plus nitrous oxide, the [now] 390hp RSX captured a one-way record of 190.1 mph in the “fuel” class. Pretty impressive given that the K20 engine in a base Acura RSX Type-S normally generates 200 HP. If you fancy some of this action, the non-profit Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) offers the oxymoronic opportunity to engage in “safe and participant friendly land-speed racing events."