the thing that always kicks in, yo!
by zack19 July 13, 2008
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*
by Silverfox March 24, 2004
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
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 @
VTEC provides an optimized cam profile for the desired rpm.
by dezoris December 1, 2006
The whole idea of a VTEC Engine is to have 2 engines in one
A Smooth Fuel Effcient engine at low revs for normal driving
That turns into a Agressive Race Inspired Engine at high revs
Today spanked a turbo eclipse as soon as i hit vtec in first gear
by keebs January 18, 2005
a parskahye bro driving a fixed up (but really crappy and old) honda civic because he cant afford a better car and has to fix it up to make it look good. Vtecs are usually found in glendale california.

Verchapes (finally)
Tehraneez (from tehran, iran)
Ekank (we came to)
California (california)
Look at that stupid VTEC, cruisin in his civic on glenoaks.
by ~aNi~ December 23, 2004
VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) .myself owning a honda and tired of all the RBs (RICE BOYS)thinking its some turbo uber fast thing, not realizing if u are accually gonna buid a honda engine not slap a cai and fart cannon on it accually build it will basically do away with vtec, oh and its v tec not v tech, vtack, vak ect....non vtec FTW!! oh and camaros and mustangs suck balls
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by slow ej2 March 17, 2008