a variable cam system developed by honda to help improve fuel economy. Sadly ricers often mistaken this as technology that "magicaly" makes 50+ hp on there 4 banger motors
Ricer: I didn't win because the Vtec didn't kick in!!
Me: STFU Retard! buy a turbo or but a V6 in that thing, you ricers give us REAL Import Tuners a bad name!!
the thing that always kicks in, yo!
vtec just kicked in, yo!
VTEC=Variable timing and lift electronic control.
By changing the variable timing and lift these engines can perform better than it's normal non-VTEC cousins. More horsepower, torque, revolutions per minute and so on.
VTEC - Variable Valve timing and Lift Electronic Control and is an electronic and mechanical system in some Honda engines that allows the engine to have multiple camshafts. VTEC engines have an extra intake cam with its own rocker, which follows this cam. The profile on this cam keeps the intake valve open longer than the other cam profile. At low engine speeds, this rocker is not connected to any valves. At high engine speeds, a piston locks the extra rocker to the two rockers that control the two intake valves.
Honda has VTEC to increase efficiency not increase performance.
variable valve timing and lift control. several other car companies use the same thing but with different acronims:
even though they are essentialy the same, each one dose have it's flaws for example:
vtec has very little torque.
VVL parts are rare and hard to come by.
VTC only works on the intake cam.
Honda guy: yeah i got more power cause i gots vtec.
nissan guy: *coughs* no torque *coughs*
ford guy: you know he's right
Honda and Nissan guy: shut up, you car doesn't even run.
A "performance enhancing technology" employed by Honda in its "high-performance" "engines."
My Civic makes 130hp and 12 ft/lb of torque, yo.
VTEC keeps the hamsters from getting too tired.
Wait, you mean a bottle of Mountain Dew displaces more than my engine?
A term for Honda's valve timing system on most of their cars. Unfortunatly, it does not kick in until higher RPMs, thereby essetially doing nothing for acceleration. It's a poor excuse for losers in drag races.
I forgot to turn on my VTEC. *switches on foglights*
a type of head and engine management that combined have less torque than a premature baby turning a hand wrench.
Wow, that egg beater has more torque than my lame v-tec.