Honda F-Series Engines
Honda has started production of F-Series in mid 80's. Those engines were widely used as powerhouses for Accord models. But The F-Series which is famous among Honda enthusiasts is completely different than previous F-Series engines.
When Honda decided to produce a roadster for its 50th birthday they wanted it to resamble brands previous roadsters s500 s600 and s800 so they named is S2000. Just like the previous models, the number behind S was standing for the engines displacement. A completely new chasis, engine and transmission were developed for this car. Despite having an engine code starding with F, the engine developed for S2000 have nothing in common with ordinary F -Series, actually it is more related to modern K-Series.
F20C was the first of the line followed by F22C which was offering more low end torque. Both engines were equipped with VTEC system for both the intake and exhaust camshafts. For lower friction fiber reinforced metal cylinder liners (FRM) and molybdenum disulfide coated piston skirts were used. A modern chain driven valvetrain was chosen opposed to a regular belt driven system. F20C and F22C are the only longitually positioned engines Honda ever produced.
Thanks to its superior engineering, F-Series engines are already using most of their power potential right out of the factory. The production of F - Series ceased along with Honda S2000 in 2009.
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