Why is the new (stock) Honda Odessey so fast?

160 + is top reported speed so far, but its a van....

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Although people complain about poor gas mileage, what they really want is more power. Manufacturers have been giving us more power for years and improving gas mileage has been a distant second.

    Are you sure about the speed of that van? 160 mph implies all sorts of things, such as high-performance tires. I wouldn't want to drive a minivan 160 mph on S-rated tires!

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  • 1 decade ago

    The stock engine in the van is a detuned Accord engine. Those can get up to the 160 range, minus the governer limiting it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    That would be a 10-page essay answer if you asked the engineers at Honda :) I guess you're getting the value for your money, use it wisely!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Damn. Last time I checked, the Ody was governor limited to 117 mph. 160 mph doesn't sound entirely stock.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They wound it too tight to get this so soccar moms would quit moving on to the ford expedition and excursion for more power. Soccar moms have the need - the need for speed. lol

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  • 1 decade ago

    You're right about the speed.

    Odyssey is the correct spelling.

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  • 1 decade ago

    because it has 244HP engine and Honda is a great company. Thats Why.

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  • 1 decade ago

    MOMS NEED TO GO FAST TOO!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    All we need is speed....

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