Originally Posted by E92Vancouver
And Honda achieved these horsepower levels without a turbo.
It sure did, and it also had at least 100 lb-ft
less torque than the N20. And, what little torque it did have, wasn't available until at least 6,800 RPM on the later models and not until 7,500 RPM on the original one with the 2.0l motor. High, low-RPM torque is everyday-usable and enjoyable to drive with. Low, high-RPM torque is only good for the racetrack where sustained high-RPM runs are the norm.