Viking Announces 180-hp High Altitude Honda Civic Turbo Conversion

Viking 1.5 Turbo

Honda is now building gasoline direct-injected turbo engines, and Viking Aircraft Engines is converting the 1.5-liter powerplant for aircraft use. Direct injection differs from typical aircraft engine fuel injection because the fuel is injected directly into the cylinders, not the intake manifold ports. Direct injection is also used in the 130-hp Viking 130, which is based on the engine from the Honda Fit. 

The 180-hp turbo engine is expected to ship this winter. The Viking 130 is currently available and is priced at $10,000 during AirVenture.

Over the past six years, Viking has delivered over 400 Viking 110 engines and claims there has not been a single failure.

Viking 130 searey pusher

3 Replies to “Viking Announces 180-hp High Altitude Honda Civic Turbo Conversion”

  1. I have a 110 and am very impressed with the workmanship and the performance.
    Start with a proven Honda and add very professionally done accessories and I have a very nice smooth engine.

  2. I have two 110 engines and they are operating as advertised. Very satisfied with Jon and Viking. I just took delivery of a 130 with everything FWF for a Zenith 750 CruZer on time as promised. I guess you could say I am sold on Viking.
    Mike Wilson
    Chiang Mai, Thailand

  3. I also have a Viking 110 and love the workmanship that has been put into it the folks at Viking Aircraft are very sincere about making this the number one aircraft engine available for light aircraft.

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