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Unread 09-23-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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I was poking around after seeing the Top Gear bit on the EP3 Civic Si (2002-2005)... Clarkson says it has an 8000 RPM redline and I've googled around a bit to find out some more, but all the pics of the car I see show it with a 6.something redline, while most forums discussing the car mention the 8k redline, yet the wiki page says the engine has a 6800 RPM redline.

Can someone explain this? What's the deal?
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Redline for the US version with the more budget built, economy-spec K20A3 engine is 6800 RPM. The UK model has a K20A2, with a redline spec'd at 7900 and 40 more HP at peak.

The engines are in the same family but not at all built to the same performance standard.
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Ah, very interesting. I wonder why they did that.
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Emissions probably.
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