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hey all, i was just curious to know this.

a stock type S vs. a stock accord coupe v6 (auto or 6spd, doesnt matter), would we be able to take them? oh! and the driver is the same skill and what not ; of course driver makes a big deal, but just to make this theory work. a friend and i were debating between who will win in 1/4 mile.

note: this is just what i think, so try to old the flames :confused: please.

my theory : the type S is lighter (i believe) than the accord. and i think its acceleration is quicker too. but in the back of my mind i know the accord has the advantage on about 40+hp and the torque (212 lbs? ) alone will beat the type S off the line cause we have a small 142lbs. but the reason its hp and torque is high because of the body is so heavy. so i personally dont know what to believe cause i love the type S and i dont want to admit loss against an other car (and i know they're faster cars like the vette , evo, sti, etc. but still!). haha i know its dumb and childish but i guess its the 'pride' of it. :laughing:

anyone have any personal experience? or just know the info?

thanks!
-van-
 

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auto or manual.. you will loose if you both are stock. with a CAI, you will loose. Sorry to say, but the new accords can easily take a RSX in a 1/4 mile. Your best bet is to get some mods and race from a roll.
 

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I agree, you'd probably lose. However, the handling will be better with the RSX since it's tighter and more sporty.

But I see what you're saying with the weight vs. hp thing. I know the Miata for example doesn't have a lot of hp but is super light so that can be advantageous but not so much so that it'll beat anything and everything. And, like you said, a lot of it has to do with the driver's skill.
 

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The accord.
Friends of mine, two brothers, raced their type-s and accord.
 

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The accord is quite interesting, it was made to be just another comfortable car, but is a capable, comfortable mid 14 second car. Overall it seems a lot better than the rsx, but of course more expensive, and yes it will beat you in the 1/4. However on a track.......
 

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yea, take it to a road course and do some real racing. See how well it does then! I really hope to do that once I build up my car and can afford to replace my nitto's with new ones after burning them up at the track.
 

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I know that many will disagree with me but I think Type-S can most likly keep up or beat a V-6 automatic, I say this because of I've test driven it and also in motor week they test drove the auto-V-6 sedan and the 0-60 time was 8sec flat and 1/4 mile @ 16.3, even a base RSX can give you better numbers!
 

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I know that many will disagree with me but I think Type-S can most likly keep up or beat a V-6 automatic, I say this because of I've test driven it and also in motor week they test drove the auto-V-6 sedan and the 0-60 time was 8sec flat and 1/4 mile @ 16.3, even a base RSX can give you better numbers!
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You can't judge using a magazine if you only use 1 car and look at a comparo from another mag.

I saw a 17 second quarter mile around the time for the RSX came out. I think its pretty safe to assume a grandma and a walker can't beat an RSX in the 1320:D
 

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You really can't compare with that race Jason. We raced on a road that was nothing but gravel and loose rock. And that point that we stopped at was less than a quarter. The launch matters most in racing. Besides, we're both not stock.

But stock for stock, I'm sure in the quarter, it should be even. And the only reason one beats the other is driver. It's all on the driver.
 

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thats crazy :nervous: i've always wondered why a family car has a lot of hp and torque. well for smoothness and stuff of course, you can get smoothness from 150+hp. like the new tl, i 270...thats just really crazy haha. so whats the 1/4 mile for the accord? yea i've read it in mags, but i rather hear from personal experience.
 

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I looked up the Accord and the RSX on a performance stats site and I couldn't find any info on the V6 coupe but I found the automatic V6 sedan. It runs the 1/4 mile at 15.61s at 92.37mph. The Base RSX runs 1/4 mile at 15.70s at 90.5mph and the Type S runs the 1/4 mile at 15.20s at 93.6mph. So the automatic and a 5 spd base will be a drivers race and the Type S would win. But by looking at those numbers, the V6 6spd coupe would probably run low 15s and be a drivers race with the Type S.
 

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i dont think the base RSX runs 15.7 stock. That accord apparently gains at 10hp/10ft pounds just by using 93 octane gas. That was apparently admitted by honda. The accord will hand you your ass unless you have a CAI and hondata.
 

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the hondata gives you like 20-30hp? and i saw a cool picture of someone redlining near 8.7? does the hondata give you a better red line?
 

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Those numbers may be possible with a manuel transmission and very good driver but not with an automatic. Also keep in mind that Type-S has also been known to do 0-60 in 6.1sec.
 

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if the accord v6 and type s was rolling on the highway who would win?
will the accord most likely pull of right away?
 

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I would say that the Accord V6 6-spd can take a stock RSX-S in the 1/4 if the driver isnt retarded (yes...you can lose .5 of a second if you suck) But....
In my current state...I have changed my tires in my -S and put an injen cai on it and have run a 14.51....so to the best time ive seen on the accord 6-spd (v6) id say then Id be door to door with mario andretti drivin the accord....but the auto accord id walk away from and im thinkin the auto accord would be beaten by a good stock type-s drivr....
Sum it up...

(stock)
RSX-S < Accord V6 6 spd
RSX-S > Accord V6 auto

(w/cai and tires)
RSX-S=Accord V6 6 spd (and good driver....14.5 yum)
RSX-S>Accord V6 auto

BUT BUT BUT...for all of these scenarios....you pass the 1/4 and the RSX-S will start to run away from that accord....weight and drag cant be stopped :)
 
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