With untold hours on the phone with AWR, and purchasing many components, this customer is performing their own MAZDASPEED3 AWD conversion..
“Well, it has finally begun. After months of research and phone calls to various sources i have decided to begin the task of the conversion. Tonight with the assistance of a friend we removed the engine and attempted to mate the new turbo and manifold to the engine. However after running into a few issues the manifold had to be returned to the manufacture for modification. We found the compressor housing to be too large as well as the hotside was contacting one of the runners. It has been a long day for us as well as a frustrating day. Stay tuned for more to follow tomorrow.”
The Honda Beat is a capable little mid-engined runabout car. The original 656 cc (40.0 cu in) engine was with the MTREC (Multi Throttle Responsive Engine Control) system, which included one throttle valve for each of the three cylinders, to produce 64 PS (63 bhp) at 8100 rpm.
Well, that just wouldn’t do for one happy AWR customer. AWR was contracted to install a 4 cylinder high output engine from the Suzuki Haybusa, or better known as the GSX1300R MOTORCYCLE!!. We’re not yet sure what year the engine was, but it would have had a minimum of 156.1 hp and upwards of 194 hp in later years.