Sunday, September 27, 2009

Subcompact Supercar: Twin-engine CRX


Okay, so it isn't as super as some supercars, but it's still pretty super, especially for the time. Take one 75-horsepower Honda CRX, and add a second 75 horsepower engine. I know, I know: 150 horsepower isn't that much. However, putting two engines in an '85 CRX, especially at the time, was pretty impressive.

The whole thing was done by Car and Driver in 1985, and was known as the "heavy Honda." I'd love to see a more modern version with two K20s or two B-series engines, say to the tune of 300 horses. Or how about a twin-engine Honda Fit? Yes please ...

Check out the entire story at carlustblog.com.

LINK
Car Lust: Twin-Engine Honda CRX (carlustblog.com)

2 comments:

el said...

Reminds me of a more economical version of the Eldorado Twinstar:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/automotive/new_cars/1269501.html

I've never heard of the "heavy" CRX before. The only downside is that, like the Twinstar, the CRX has to use the automatic transmission. That pretty much kills any hopes of it being a true enthusiast's vehicle. BUT, it still weighs 300lbs less than a new Civic, which is nice :)

Thirty-Nine said...

I remember reading about the Eldorado Twinstar ... cool stuff.