Honda City Turbo 1 Info

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Honda City Turbo 1 Info

Postby Hyperblade » Sat Aug 14, 2004 2:30 pm

Taken from the Instruction manual for the Taymia model 1/24 Sports Car Series No.30, Item 24030, 1982.

During the early 1980's many new Japanese cars have been released, with the emphasis on front engine/front drive type of vehicle.

The Release of the Honda City in the fall of 1981 caught the other manufacturers by surprise and the publics acceptance of this new vehicle made its release even more dramatic.

The tall boy look came at just the right time for the Japanese market, as it was a small, compact car with a very roomy interior and comfortable accessories.

On 20 September 1982, the Honda City Turbo made its debut and was immediately accepted by the Japanese consumer.

The already powerful engine of 67 hp was increased to 100 hp with the added turbocharging. Changes were made to the 1200 cc engine by using an aluminum/titanium head and a magnesium vavle cover to keep the weight down.

The Turbo unit married to this engine is smaller than those used bythe larger cubic engines and it has a higher RPM rating. Developed by a joint Ishikawajima Heavy Industry and Honda venture, this unit, coupled with the orginal Honda PGM-F1 fuel injection system has made this power package one of the most effecient and trouble free units in existance.

An 8 bit digital computer is utilized in the fuel injection system for proper amount and timing of fuel, for good economy with maximum power. This combination has greatly reduced the amount of acceleration lag time normally associated with Turboized systems.

The suspension system was also refined for the City Turbo. Front and rear 4 wheel independent uses the progressive rate type coil springs, and stabilizers are used at both front and rear. Tires are the 165/70HR12 radials and braking at the front is a ventilated disc system and semi metallic shoes at the rear.

The body styling has been made more sporty by the addition of the air dam in front and a small spoiler at the top/rear of the car. A bulge on the engine hood was necessary for the turbocharging installation and quickly identifies this as the Turbo version of the City.

A non symmetrical grill of a honeycomb pattern and the twin fog lamps make the styling very much like the rally cars in Europe such as the Renault 5 Alpine and the Fiat Ritmo Abalth.

The inernal appointments of this sporty car have been done with taste and for increased driver comfort. The speedometer is of the digital type and boost pressure is read on a graphic meter.

Bucket seats are form fitting, and a sonic seat also responds to the high quality audio system by a transducer sending the tremors to the listener via the seat.

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