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    Honda introduces A-VTEC

    Honda released info on the new "A-VTEC" several months back, and it's supposed to increase torque, power, and fuel economy, while reducing emissions.

    Now, several months later, it has been discovered that they have filed patients for a Valvetronic-like system.



    I spotted this off Autoblog.

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    Fanboys... Get ready to wet dream for the next-gen VTEC system in your FlY Azz CiVIc tHATz GoT NOZZZZ and TUrBOz




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    Quote Originally Posted by kingofthering View Post



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    If they aren't going to use it in a new RWD car, or perhaps a TSX Type S...I don't care.


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    Yes, I got this news a while ago off another forum.

    Here's a link from the patent office.

    http://www.google.com/patents?vid=US...BAJ&dq=6968819

    I don't know how it works. Anyone care to explain from the patent?

    Improving the VTEC system seems to be a good idea. Maybe we'll see it on the next supercar from Honda.

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    It looks pretty staright forward, an improvment on vtec, looks like a progressive valve adjustment, instead of the 2/3 stage valve openings, this new system, can do infinite adjustements to the valve openning instead of just 2 or 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Canuck View Post
    If they aren't going to use it in a new RWD car, or perhaps a TSX Type S...I don't care.

    I do care if it brings improvements in performance and fuel ecnomomy to normal cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    Yes, I got this news a while ago off another forum.

    Here's a link from the patent office.

    http://www.google.com/patents?vid=US...BAJ&dq=6968819

    I don't know how it works. Anyone care to explain from the patent?

    Improving the VTEC system seems to be a good idea. Maybe we'll see it on the next supercar from Honda.
    Why is the TL not RWD? That enrages and boggles my mind. I drive a TL very frequently, and it's lack of RWD is the only fault I really notice with the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruim20 View Post
    It looks pretty staright forward, an improvment on vtec, looks like a progressive valve adjustment, instead of the 2/3 stage valve openings, this new system, can do infinite adjustements to the valve openning instead of just 2 or 3.
    I liked the way you got a surge of power when it changed cams, it was like a predictable turbo lag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    I do care if it brings improvements in performance and fuel ecnomomy to normal cars.
    Pffft who drives normal cars?

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    great honda has new engine technology..now bring back the integra
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    Quote Originally Posted by h00t_h00t View Post
    I liked the way you got a surge of power when it changed cams, it was like a predictable turbo lag.
    Yeah but all that really meant was that prior to the cam change the engine was NOT producing as much power as it could have.
    I'd rather have the performance then the "kick"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine View Post
    Yeah but all that really meant was that prior to the cam change the engine was NOT producing as much power as it could have.
    I'd rather have the performance then the "kick"
    You have no idea how many people don't get that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Canuck View Post
    Pffft who drives normal cars?
    I don't, I drive a supercharged hot hatch...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiggs View Post
    You have no idea how many people don't get that...
    You think, maybe I should have included a dyno graph to demonstrate ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine View Post
    Yeah but all that really meant was that prior to the cam change the engine was NOT producing as much power as it could have.
    I'd rather have the performance then the "kick"
    I think the idea was that for the 99% of the time when your other half was pootling round to the shops to get the latest copy of "CLoser" magazine, or when you were commuting along the M40, the engine was quiet, gentle and sipped the black stuff, then for the 1% of the time you were hooning down some B roads you had some extra juice on tap at the top of the rev-range.

    A nice gesture, but as you say - if it is going to be powering a "performance car", then it does seem a rather redundant feature as you aren't going to be that fussed about it being "quiet and gentle".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitdy View Post
    Why is the TL not RWD? That enrages and boggles my mind. I drive a TL very frequently, and it's lack of RWD is the only fault I really notice with the car.
    You go ask AHM.

    On a side note, I saw a TL Type-S today, the '08 version. Looks good to me. Plenty of power, just lack of RWD. I'm hoping for RWD too. SH-AWD is a bit on the heavy side IMO. Look at the RL, for example. Not enough power. It's not that it's a bad product, it's a heavy car and people expect more for that money.

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