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Why does the auto only has 252hp?

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Is it because the drivetrain is weaker? Besides the obvious tranny differences, what is mechanically different from the manual versions? Thanks in advance.

Ryan
 
The camshaft is less aggressive. The auto also has a lower redline (7,500 rpm if I remember right). Responses from Honda engineers have been around the idea of the driveline being weaker, however I do know of at least two 350hp+ automatics running nitrous.

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i thought it was 72000 rpms

Wow! That's a lot of RPM's!
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No, it's 7500 RPM.
 
Instead of comparing peak HP, compare the torque curves. I think their idea was to retune the engine to provide better performance with the auto tranny's gearing in most driving situations at the expense of a bit of high-RPM HP.
 
I drove an automatic NSX once. It didn't feel like I was in control. 6-spd all the way for this guy!!!!!!!!!

[This message has been edited by EnzoWho (edited 21 February 2001).]
 
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