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Vintage Honda N600 Wins Super Tuner Legends Series

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A vintage 1972 Honda N600 powered by a motorcycle engine has won the first-ever Honda Super Legends Series, a competition for modified Hondas.

As the winner, the N600, owned by Stephen Mines, will not only become an official Hot Wheels car but also be presented at Honda’s booth at the SEMA Show.

“When I arrived at the Hot Wheels Legends Tour, I was truly impressed by the amount of work from the other Honda tuners. I’m thrilled, and humbled, that my N600 not only stood out, but was selected as the winner of the first-ever Honda Super Tuner Legends Series,” said Mines. “As a longtime Honda fan, and owner of more than a few Hondas, it will be an incredible honor to see my car at Honda’s booth at SEMA.”

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Mines customized his N600 over five years. It uses a Honda VFR 800cc V4 motorcycle engine that revs up to 12,000 RPM — and because the gearbox is also ported over, the car has no reverse gear. The car also features a modified Mazda Miata suspension system, rear-wheel drive, Polaris RZR seats, paddle shifters, and front and rear bumpers from a 1967-68 Chevy Camaro.

The original N600 used an all-alloy engine that revved up to 9,000 RPM and had a top speed of 81 miles per hour. Suffice it to say that Mines’ custom build is a lot faster. In fact, you can see it in action in a One Take video on YouTube, in which Matt Farah took the car out for a drive with the owner in the passenger seat. Despite its 12,000-RPM redline, the N600’s exhaust note has a much deeper growl than you’d expect.

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