[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][tov motorsports][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
American Honda reports July 2022 sales results
More.......................
2023 Civic Type R: What We Learned from the Reveal
More.......................
Revealed: All-New 2023 Honda Civic Type R Sets New Benchmark
More.......................
Live from LA! 2023 Civic Type R reveal
More.......................
Hondata releases FlashPro for 2023 Integra
More.......................
American Honda releases some details on upcoming 2023 CR-V
More.......................
All-New Civic Type R to be Revealed on July 20
More.......................
Acura announces PMC edition of TLX Type S in 3 patriotic colors
More.......................
Videos --> Re: Biased -Self Driving Cars - Science Fiction
Join Discussion......
Videos --> Re: The worlds first tesla swapped Acura NSX, did it get better?
Join Discussion......
Type R --> Re: Detailed first look at the NEW Honda Civic Type R
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Judging by rear a/c vents
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Better late than never: Tesla accused of falsely advertising Autopilot and FSD feat
Join Discussion......
The Tire Rack: Wheels and Tires Forum --> Re: FK8 alignment
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Daniel ( the Nuclear Engineer)
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: 2022 Silverstone GP3 Race
Join Discussion......
Odyssey --> Re: 2023 Honda Odyssey Gets New Sport Trim, Entry-Level LX Discontinued
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: LR BEVs Won't Save the Planet
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: Next-Gen Honda Accord Design Leaked In Patent Images
Join Discussion......
Videos --> Re: Factory Built FN2 Type R Mugen
Join Discussion......
Meets and Events --> Re: 2022 Festival of the Unexceptional
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: Internet reacts critically to Honda news: 'This is such a big scam'
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: 2022 Subaru WRX Test, not faster
Join Discussion......
Jump to:
article details
Author Shawn Church
Categories Dyno Testing, TOV Road Test, Accord
Create Date November 04, 2007 13:02
Last Update November 06, 2007 00:29
Dyno Testing

Well, it looks like you can always count on the TOV reader network to come through in a pinch. We hadn't been able to get a 6MT Accord V6 on the dyno up till now, so TOV reader Rae volunteered to bring us his brand new V6 Coupe for testing as soon as it was broken in. After 1000 gentle miles, Nov 3rd was the day and he showed up bright and early with his beautiful Belize Blue Pearl example at the Church Automotive Testing dyno facility in Wilmington, CA.

Given the relatively disappointing results from Jeff's testing of the 5AT V6 Sedan, both Rae and I had some trepidation about what the results would be. On the other hand, Jeff had reported from his test drive of the 6MT Coupe that it felt nearly as strong as the new TL-S. Rae had also owned a previous generation V6 Accord and stated that the new one felt much, much stronger. So, we decided to stop guessing and do some testing.

After carefully removing the Accord's elegant 18" alloys, we bolted up the Dynapack and let her fly (Video Coming Soon). The numbers came up and I blinked in astonishment. So we ran another run - it repeated within 1 hp. So we ran another one, and it was within 2 hp. The numbers were legit. 268 hp and 248 lbs-ft of torque - at the hubs!

Now, for comparison purposes, the current TL (formerly rated at 270 hp and now at 258 hp), puts down 235-240 hub hp. Even my 286 hp (298 hp old rating) Infiniti G35 only puts down 265 hp. Here are a few comparison plots for you to peruse.

  • 08 Accord vs. 05 Infiniti G35C 6MT
  • 08 Accord vs. 04 Acura TL 6MT
  • Rae was also kind enough to let me spend a half and hour driving his car and I was very impressed. The new Accord suspension has a well damped, but long legged feel usually associated with fine European cars. It absorbs bumps adroitly in mid-corner, while delivering a controlled ride. Our testing time was limited, but we did return a peak cornering force reading of 0.94g with an average of 0.88g. Not bad for all-season tires. Those same all-season tires were a bit of a hinderance in acceleration. Despite having close to 400 lbs of people in the car, the Accord would still start to spin its tires at the top of first gear, no matter how gently it was launched. Furthermore, any sort of aggressiveness on the 1-2 shift would result in another 10-20 ft of wheelspin. Nonetheless, we were able to record a 5-60 time of 6.2 seconds. 0-60 was also capped at 6.2 seconds due to our inability to put down a good launch. Once we get acceleration tester par excellance Jeff Palmer behind the wheel sans your author's extra mass, I suspect we'll see 5-60 times in the 6 second flat range, with 0-60 times dipping into the 5's, only limited by traction.

    Beyond the hard numbers, the Accord V6 has a powertrain that feels exceptionally lively. As Jeff had previously noted, it feels very much like the TL-S, only without the traction of the LSD. The response to throttle inputs is almost electric, with huge midrange urge. When I got back into my modified G35 (280 hub hp and 270 lbs-ft of torque), it actually felt a bit slower because the response to the throttle seemed far more muted than in the Accord. Perhaps Honda's engineers have finally figured out how to use an electronic throttle to improve the driving experience rather than hinder it (TSX, Si).

    We'll post video and more graphs soon enough, but the 6MT driveline is a definite winner. In fact, the entire Coupe is an outstanding vehicle. It is a shame, however, that this engine (and tranny too) didn't make it into the sedan.

    reader's comments
    Click Here to Submit Your Comments

    Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

    [fancy] [flat] [simple]
    Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
      TL-S engine, but with a lower compression ratio
    TH23 4
      Wheel weight.
    owequitit 4
      This motor in an S2000
    80honda 2
      03-07 Accord Comparison?
    dezoris 2
      dyno settings...
    wrussi 3
      What the freak
    Nakamichi 9
      I want to get my 08 6Speed MT DYNOed
    Ignition_Key 10
      Power at the hubs with MT / was at the wheels with AT in sedan
    danielgr 48
      Shawn, You drive an Infinity?!
    2001AccordEX 9
      what kind of gas?
    nike2387 2
      Changed my mind
    NSXman 2
      1000 Gentle Miles
    JimmyEats 3
      Outstanding!
    CivicB18 2
    Jump to:
    First Drive: 2023 Acura Integra - Rebirth of an Icon?
    Read Article....................
    2023 Acura Integra PR Photo Gallery
    Read Article....................
    2022 Acura MDX Specs and Features
    Read Article....................
    2022 Honda Civic Design Story, a video by Honda
    Read Article....................
    Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX - Details and Cutaways
    Read Article....................
    Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX A-Spec
    Read Article....................
    Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
    Copyright © 2021 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
    The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
    30