Real Drivers: Honda Civic Hatchback (B20-powered)
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Most modified vehicles undergo numerous changes over their lives, and the longer a vehicle is owned, the more pronounced those alterations become. Ian Wright's 1995 Honda Civic CX, for example, has been powered by four different engines over its life so far, each for a different reason, from the stock, 90-horsepower engine to a built GSR motor running aviation fuel, and now back to a JDM B20B powerplant. Likewise, the body has accumulated a number of genuine carbon fiber pieces, either custom-made like the fuel door or bespoke like the Viper ACR dive planes.
Among the purists on certain automotive forums, my announcement of this film caused controversy over the worthiness of a Civic to be the subject of a film. But I maintain, as I have before, that a real car guy (or girl) should not brush aside the joy that can be achieved with a more mundane vehicle. The way a car drives, sounds, looks, and feels varies enormously, and while others brush aside the humble Civic, many are fun, reliable, and grin-inducing vehicles that prove you don't need RWD and big power to have a good time.
Music in this piece is "High Hopes" by Zero-Project, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
S13 Top Speed And Engine Failure
testing top speed of 200SX S13 1.8 turbo CA18DET ... blown engine at 240kmh (actual GPS verified speed - rear tires were bigger than stock)... conrod broke in 5th gear at 6400rpm (at top speed and peak power) and was launched trough engine block... on german autobahn, ofcourse... ;) ;) ;)
btw... the car was bought for some spare parts, we knew the engine was not that good, but checked all the fluids...after the engine blew it acctualy didnt matter, I really dont like CA engines anyway... right now i have 3 S13's (1 CA i 2 SR) and 1 build S14 SR...
Honda EK4 Civic B16 SiR Nordschleife Lap 9mn & 56seconds Bridge to Gantry
A lap of the Nordschleife in my friends Honda Civic B16 SiR.
The angle the Gopro was mounted at in this car I feel makes for a much more interesting video as you can see the drivers reactions to the corners as well as his facial expressions :D
Very clean lap with only minor hold ups, definitely a fun little car!