The true numbers are thoroughly impressive.
Modern turbo cars make great power from the factory, but there are some manufacturers that are dishonest about their power outputs, and not in a bad way. As the power wars rage on, most manufacturers are underquoting power figures to make their cars seem more impressive. We've seen this happen with the Toyota GR Supra which delivered significantly more horsepower when placed on a dyno, and there are reports that the new Volkswagen Golf R also makes heaps more power than what is stated by VW. In this video posted by Hondata, we get to see if the new Honda Civic Si produces more or less power than quoted from the factory.
The 2022 Honda Civic Si can be considered a warm hatch, as opposed to its more powerful sibling the Civic Type R, and is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing a claimed 200 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. All that torque is available between 1,800 and 5,000 rpm, and peak torque now arrives 500 rpm sooner compared to the old model thanks to a twin-scroll turbo setup. The previous Si did make five extra horses, but Honda claims that the new setup holds its power all the way up to the 6,500 rpm redline. Power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.
In the video, the guys from Hondata take a brand new 2022 Si with only 50 miles on the odometer for a baseline run on a hub dyno, which tends to give the most accurate readings. On the dyno, the Si sounds much sportier than the outgoing model, thanks to its new dual-coil silencer and an overall flow improvement of 27%. Once the run is completed, the graph shows that the 11th gen Si makes more power than the 10th gen from 4,500 rpm to redline, peaking at 222.31 hp at 5,739 rpm, and 233.89 lb-ft at 2,770 rpm. The 10th gen car made 201.33 hp at 5,751, and 210.4 lb-ft at 2,824 rpm. So with 22 more horses, and 42 extra torques, Honda is lying through its teeth. We like.