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Marvel at this dual-engined 1984 Honda CRX from California

19-03-2021 17:10
How does one go about packing eight cylinders inside a tiny two-seater? Easy! Just put four cylinders under the hood and the other four into the trunk. What do you mean, “crazy”?

How does one go about packing eight cylinders inside a tiny two-seater? Easy! Just put four cylinders under the hood and the other four into the trunk. What do you mean, “crazy”?

The owner of this sporty Honda CRX compact made in 1984 did just that. The car packed a basic 75-hp (56-kW) four-pot from the factory with only 1.5 liters of displacement, which was decidedly not enough. He hired Californian tuning shop Racing Beat to have it swapped for a 1.8-liter Honda Accord mill. Or, more specifically, two such mills.

One of the engines ended up in the engine bay and the other one in the trunk. Both use their own automatic transmission and drive their own axle. The best part is that you decide when to use either, or both at the same time. The resulting output exceeds 200 hp (150 kW), and the top speed reaches as high as 237 km/h (147 mph).

The wondrous Frankencar is on sale right now, and it even sports an aero kit of sorts. Just imagine someone asking you, “What drive is it, FWD, RWD or AWD?” and you replying, “Yes”.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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