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    Perfecting VTEC

    Post by dp on Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:07 pm

    Ikuo Kajitani. The engine designer.

    The directive was simple : To find a new leading technology for the next generation of the Honda engines. Ikuo Kajitani was involved in the development of such engines at the First Design Department at Honda's famous Tochigi R&D Center.



    Kajitani's next move was to provide a mechanism to alter the timing of the valves. A new valve mechanism soon evolved in a form of technology that could alter valve operations at both low and high engine speeds. This new technology became what we know as the VTEC (Variable Valve Timing & Lift Electronic Control System) engine.

    However, it wasn't enough. The engine was not producing sufficient power to create future powerplant designs. At that point of time, it was widely thought that it was unlikely that a normally-aspirated engine would be able to churn out 100 pieces of horsepower per liter.

    In April 1989, Honda showcased its brand new DOHC/VTEC Integra which brought praises as the world's first valve-timing regulated engine. It boasted of a superior performance at the low-end and improved fuel economy. The power output and high-revving energy was impressive, even till to date.


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