JDMYard’s Civic – Australia’s Fastest all-motor Honda

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400hp at the wheels and [email protected] Considering the car that lays claim to these figures is a naturally aspirated, 2.7L, front wheel drive Honda you can’t help but feel awed by the little pocket rocket.

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The heart of this beast is a high revving Honda K24A stroked to 2.7L with a custom crank, billet aluminium rods and lightweight pistons. A massive carbon fibre intake feeds 67mm throttle bodies.

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The engine is “lean mounted” to improve the intake angle and place more weight over the front axles.

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Hood-exiting exhaust is short and lightweight and has been known to produce spectacular flames.

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Elite 1500 is the brain of the engine management setup consisting of three Wideband O2 Controllers hooked up to five wideband sensors, four EGTs with a Thermocouple Amplifier and an IQ3 Display Dash. Data logging is done on the Elite 1500.

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The interior is simple and purposeful with the focus on weight savings quite apparent. The car weighs just under 800kg (1760 pounds) which goes a long way towards securing its impressive power-to-weight ratio.

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PPG four speed, H-pattern transmission is controlled by a billet shifter which, in conjunction with Elite 1500 allows flat shifting.

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The whole package is a credit to builders and the tuner. It’s simplicity coupled with clever engineering prove that you don’t need big displacement and power adders to break records. With its best ET of [email protected] this is not only Australia’s fastest all-motor Honda but a deceptively fast FWD that can give many turbocharged and supercharged rwd and awd imports a good run for their money.


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