well look up the Silver State Classic in Nevada (there are a few diffent events)...basically a timed event on a closed public highway. Minimum estimated speed is divided into different classes. The classes start at 90mph... hmmm, 2002 240hp VTEC, almost worth considering entering the base category for the novelty alone! Anyone else up for a trip to Nevada?
The computer cuts you off at 118. This is the "magic" number for many vehicles as it is the highest rated speed for the stock tires. Many aftermarket chips remove this limit for you, but availability for the Odyssey is probably pretty dismal.
The problem is that aerodynamic drag increases exponentially as speed increases. As good as the Ody's engine is, I don't think it's capable of pushing that oversize box of a body to speeds as high as 140, especially with the gearing it's got to work with.
'01 SS LX
Cargo tray, leather steering wheel, mud guards, alarm, fog lights, transmission cooler, in-dash CD player, Kelton subwoofer, under seat storage tray.
If...theoretically an Ody was dropped from a plane (hmmm, C130 over a certain country?/could fill it with yellow care packages..)....well anyways, wouldn't it hit 120mph/terminal speed? I thought I remember that number from science class for falling objects/and that Newton guy.
- The terminal velocity number of 120mph is approximate for a person in free-fall.
- Aftermarket chips for the Odyssey, maybe not. What about the VTEC Accords?
- Anyone know what revs they were pulling at speed? Or perhaps have the C&D time/speed plot? It would be fairly safe to extrapolate if it were known where on the torque/hp curve the revs for 118mph fell.
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