The Honda S Dream Streamliner has recently set the world record for the fastest Honda car yet, achieving a speed of almost 262mph.
Even more remarkable than the car’s top speed and status as the fastest Honda oever is its engine; it’s powered by a different version of the 660cc three-cylinder unit found in the S660 compact sports car.
Honda said the brief for setting the record was to achieve the world speed record with that particular engine, which it did, achieving the FIA world record across one mile and one kilometre for its Category A, Group 1, Class 4 type.
The record was set at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
Honda’s team behind the record run, which comprised 16 young Honda engineers picked from a pool of 100 in 2015, managed to eke out more than three times the power for which the engine was designed to withstand - around 190bhp - although many components were upgraded, including the cylinder block, pistons, crankshaft and valves, to achieve the power figure. Honda is yet to disclose the exact power figure the engineers achieved.