CarandDriver reviewed a stock 2.0 running 14.1 @ 102 mph. I would be very surprised and disappointed if a stage 2 tune couldn't trap over 100mph.(video shows 98mph)
Very true...The Accord is plenty fast for mass appeal family hauler. Had an 86 Mustang 5.0 that ran a 14.7 with trap speeds in the high 90s and that was fast in 1986. To think a family sedan today matches that is pretty impressive. People need to remember that the Accord is a family hauler and not a "muscle car" or true sports sedan/sports car so expectations should be set appropriately. The Accord is impressive for what is doing many things well.While a 98 mph trap speed is still plenty quick for a family car, it makes me wonder what C&D did (or what Honda sent) to get a 102 mph trap speed. Aside from C&D’s test, all other tests I’ve read posted sub-100 mph trap speeds. If that is what the car is, that’s still fine....I too am curious to see how the 2.0T-6MT performs in real life.
Heat has a lot to do with how these cars run, especially on the stock tune. Any heat at all and the car pulls timing and knock control goes up to protect the engines.
Your statement is true. The small turbo is to blame. Although as a city/highway family sedan the small turbo was the perfect choice.From the dyno results you are going to have to short shift. Max torque 375lbs falls off real good after 3,500 rpm. And peak hp goes away after 6,000 rpm. Thats great power range for passing or running around a 40mph and hitting the gas and slamming your head back but once you are out of that rpm range it drops quick. At 6,000rpm the dyno shows 250lbs of torque and 280hp. Now if they kept the torque number say above 300 or 325 all the way 6,000rpm it would do 13.7 no problem. A Q50 makes 293hp and 275lbs and runs 13.7 all day. The key thing is for the Q50 from 2,200rpm all the way to 7,000 the torque is flat only changes by about 40lbs over the entire rev range. Just giving an example. Those tunes are real nice and make great peak numbers but torque just drops off way to fast and it does not make that much for very long hince the slow drag times.
Here is where I got the dyno numbers.
Technically with that tune it’s losing power after 5k rpm. Most people don’t understand how to stay in the power band with these tunes that’s why the times arnt that different.I noticed the driver was also not manual shifting, letting it rev out all the way to 7k. The car loses power after 6k, so that might be the power loss there. Also notice the boost gauge. Boost significantly drops after 6k.