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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!!
by I special October 23, 2006
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the mute 1 has it pretty much nailed except for a few things. first they dont always kick in at 5000rpms. in fact there are 2 stages of vtec. the first stage in very low rpms (depending on the engine(the d16y8 starts at 2800)) where it switches from only using one of the intake valves per cylender to using both. the second stage is what he talked about (plus the valves open wider) but depends on the engine to when the cylenoid adjusts the cam timing and postition. (the d16z6 starts at 5600). Also it is much less expensive to use the head and cylenoid of a vtec engine on a non-vtec block, such as the d16y7 (or the b16a1 for you dohc fans out there). they often call a swap with a d16y7 block and a d16z6 head a mini-me swap. Ecu tuning can lower the 2nd stage kick-in time.
Honda produced engines with v-tec technology to combine power and efficiency.
by MervG September 03, 2005
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Derogatory name for Barskahai's (Armenian's from Iran). They were given this name because they all seem to drive Honda or Acura's. Some of their cars are actually equipped with VTEC engine's, the others just buy VTEC emblems and decals from an auto parts store and apply them to their "VTEC".
The 'VTEC's seem to think that these cars are so fast and so cool, that nothing else can compare to them. To spot a 'VTEC' simply go to Glendale, CA and drive down Brand Blvd. Look for a Honda Civic with some kind of VTEC decal and a huge wing, listen for the fart-in-a-can exaust and the bumping techno music. They appear to be fast cars, but even the slowest car can do 60mph down a city street.
Duuude-bro, check out my VTEC, I just got a speaker that makes a sound like a blow-off valve.

Duuude-bro, you just got a turbo and a cold air intake? There is no way that Viper will have any chance against you.

Duude-bro, I just got some plastic Spinner hub caps for my VTEC.
by VTEC's suck July 24, 2006
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lets have more haters in here not knowing what they are talking about.
my HEMI got pwned by a K20A I-VTEC turbo.
by EK Ferio July 13, 2005
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Honda managed to get 1 million unicorns, crammed in the engine block and when you get to around 5 and a half thousand revs, they all fart at exactly the same time giving you V-tec.
Holy shit vtec kick in yo
by Mechanical stig June 05, 2015
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VTEC is a loose acro for Variable Valve Timing and Electronic Lift Control.

VTEC is a system which optimizes the power output and fuel consumption of a motor. Some VTEC models were built towards fuel economy , while others were for performance.

VTEC is engaged at all times. It enhances the engines low torque torque by enabling a cam for low rpm torque duty. Then crosses over to a high rpm cam profile which takes advantage of the high rpm and optimizes the power there. This in turn creates two motors in one , Honda has used this engineering along with lower powered 4cyl motors to create fuel efficient motors that produce power levels of V6 motors , with a more peppier , rev happy and refined feel.

It takes about .1-.01 seconds for VTEC to engage to the higher rpm cam mode. A big misconception with VTEC is that it kicks in at only one point. This is wrong , it is on all the time. Its setup to give a little surge when going into it for a number of reasons, this is why most tend to believe it only comes on at higher rpm or have VTEC off and on. It is always active at low and high rpm. The main reason it is so effective.

To take into consideration a 5.0 8cyl 93 mustang vs a 2.2l 4cyl prelude will beat the mustang at low and high speeds. This is due to the optimized system and low vehicle weight. This is the basis for all of honda's vehicles. Which provides a cleaner environment and has lower costs to operate. More info can be found on VTEC systems @ superhonda.com
VTEC provides an optimized cam profile for the desired rpm.
by dezoris December 01, 2006
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The VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) engine produced by Honda. Popular among those who modify and race Japanese cars.

Also, a car fitted with such an engine.
Billy was sure that his VTEC could beat a Volkswagen with a VR6 engine.
by The Finer Definer June 02, 2003
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