First, Alexandre D.O presents us the pictures of his Honda CR-X Del Sol. Car produced from 1992 to 2000 in Japan. And of its custom-made Covermixt protective cover.
GENERAL INFORMATION HONDA CR-X DEL SOL
First of all, it must be said that the Honda Civic CR-X Del Sol has been designed in relation to the Honda Civic, it is also considered as the third generation of Honda CR-X (Civic Renaissance Model) because of their similarities. Moreover, its name “Del Sol” comes from a Spanish translation “of the sun” paying tribute to its roof opening. Because the Del Sol is a targa, a car with a part of the roof that can go into the trunk and back without being fully convertible. It had an automatic or manual roof, but the automatic one being sensitive to breakdowns it was not the favored choice. It is a compact sports car based on a Roadster.
THE FIRST GENERATION CR-X
The first generation CRX was produced from 1983 to 1987 in Japan before being marketed everywhere. It was known in Japan as the “Balade Sport CR-X”, it was designed as a sports car in Japan with 3 types of engines available:
- 1.3 4 cylinder CVCC engine in manual
- 1.5i 4 cylinder CVCC manual
- 1.6 if with 4 cylinders in manual.
It was inspired by the “Alfa Romeo Gt Junior Zagato” that the designer of the CRX owned.
It was released in the United States a little later in the year 1983, it was available in two types of vehicle, the economic version and the sporty version. For both vehicles there is a 1983 and a 1995 version:
1.5 4 cylinders 3valves/cylinders
1.5 CVCC de 1984
1.5 SOHC PGM-FI
CARACTERISTICS OF THE HONDA CR-X DEL SOL
The Del Sol, the third generation of the CRX, carried a 1.6 VTI engine with 4 cylinders and 4 valves per cylinder. It was available as a manual and could go up to 212 km.h. It reached 0 to 100 in 8.7 seconds and 100 to 160 in 25 seconds.
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