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Honda Civic GX, Acura ZDX and More Car News - Shakedown

Dec 1, 2009

Clean Livin'
If you live in Utah, congratulations, your state has just been named the third in the country that will begin selling the all-new Civic GX natural gas vehicle on a retail basis.

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But if simply being a resident of one of the first three states to offer the GX isn't enough, GX owners in Utah may be eligible for a $4,000 federal tax credit and a $3,000 Utah state tax credit.

Utah leads the country in natural gas refueling and has the least expensive natural gas in the United States-with prices averaging 99 cents per gallon. And it all translates to one thing-the cheapest fill ups you can get for your dollar.

So Utahans, get out there and buy one now, because there's 47 other states and 2 territories that aren't as lucky as you guys are...yet.

ZDX in Full Effect
The all-new 2010 ZDX four-door sports coupe is set to arrive at Acura dealerships late this fall, featuring dramatic styling, outstanding performance and the very latest in advanced technology. Staying true to the prototype model that debuted at the 2009 New York Auto Show in April, the production ZDX will feature key design highlights of a panoramic glass roof, hidden rear door handles and bold fender flares.

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In addition, the ZDX will boast outstanding performance from its 3.7-liter V-6 engine mated to an all-new six-speed automatic transmission. The 3.7-liter SOHC V-6 all-aluminum engine will generate 300 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque for immediate acceleration response, outstanding low- and mid-range torque and superior high-rpm power.

When the ZDX goes on sale this winter, customers will have the choice of three distinct trim levels: ZDX, ZDX with Technology Package, and the ultra premium ZDX with Advance Package.

Toda Racing Distribution
TODA Racing Co., Ltd. announced that it has appointed Misano Motor Sports Inc. as its official North American distributor. Based in Irvine, California, Misano Motor Sports will offer TODA Racing's entire product line of TODA Power engine components and FIGHTEX suspension systems. Toda began as a formula machine constructor in 1971. Using their vast racing experience, they've developed high-quality power-producing products like camshafts, pistons, and individual throttle bodies. Misano Motor Sports will be responsible for the distribution, sales, and marketing of TODA Racing products in this territory, as well as providing first-rate customer service and support with strong product knowledge.

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Misano Motor Sports, Inc.
P.O. Box 53963, Irvine, CA 92619

TSX Packs On Some Muscle
Acura has expanded the performance and appeal of the popular TSX sports sedan by adding a V-6 powered TSX to its 2010 line-up. The 2010 TSX will bring more power by offering a new 3.5L V-6 model in the popular sport sedan line. Delivering a potent 280hp channeled through a specially geared automatic transmission, the TSX V-6 will generate substantially improved performance for spirited drivers.

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Designed as a desirable choice for luxury sedan buyers, the second-generation TSX is larger, more agile, and more performance-minded, and has evolved to offer more comfort, convenience, and safety with expanded luxury and electronic features, a wider stance for more agile performance, and advanced safety systems.

Bisi does it again! IDRA - Sacramento, CA
On August 9th, 2009, Bisi Ezerioha of team Bisimoto Engineering attended Sacramento's Raceway Park, in Rancho Cordova, California, for the Battle of the Imports (IDRA). The turnout proved to be stellar, with competitors in attendance from around the country. The Pro Stock class was an interesting one as fierce competition from well-funded teams were in attendance and ready for battle. Always up for a challenge, it was a race that Bisi and crew had looked forward to for quite some time. With an array of Bisimoto's latest technology on board, the team was poised for a record-setting day. During event qualifying, the Bisimoto/Torco/AEM/Web Honda Insight ran an amazing elapsed time of 9.65 at 150.30mph!!

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This monumental run secured Bisimoto's place in the record books as the very first naturally aspirated FWD to eclipse the 150-mph mark at a sanctioned event. The performance was also backed up with runs within the common 1-2% range, giving Bisimoto Engineering the following OFFICIAL accolades:

- World's first sanctioned 150-mph FWD naturally aspirated pass
- World's fastest uni-body FWD
- World's fastest n/a Honda
- World's fastest n/a SOHC W
- Sacramento Raceway Pro Stock MPH record
- IDRA Pro Stock MPH record

These runs were performed in the ambient temps of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and the crowds went wild in support of Team Bisimoto. 150-mph speeds are reserved for Turbo race car territory, and performing such a feat in naturally aspirated trim is unheard of. The same technology that yielded these records are built into every Bisimoto Engineering product.




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