Picture this is the late 90s early 2000s and you are a lad in his 20s looking for an affordable car that can manage daily driver duties without being boring to death. The answer lies here above you.
A B16A Turbo for all occasions.
The engine was rebuilt by Drakos racing using eagle rods, CP low compression pistons and arp hardware throughout. Boost is provided by a hefty garret turbine while a 38mm tial external gate shoots excess gasses through the hood along with the exhaust. The exhaust manifold is a custom piece made by kakarakis.
On the cold side of the engine, and almost period-correct Edelbrock victor x intake is used along with a greedy blow off. 1000cc Denso injectors are utilized along with an AEM methanol kit.
The engine also benefits from a COP (coil on plug) conversion.
Lastly, the party is controlled via an AEM ECU tuned by Tens.
Wheels and suspension
Well, whilst the engine had a recent overhaul the suspension is due for one since it’s an hks suspension that dates back to the release of the second FnF movie! nevertheless skunk 2 adjustable wishbones are used throughout the car.
Regarding the wheels, in ”street mode” if you can picture this driving on the street, it wears 16×8 inch knock-offs wrapped around 205/45/16 tyres all around. for a 470 whp fwd hatch, this wheel combo is useless since it spins all the way to 5th gear when you keep the loud pedal to the floor.
When the car is taken to the track drag radials are used along with modified fenders for them to fit. (excuse the images).
Less is more
Exterior wise the vehicle remains standard except for a fibreglass hood and aftermarket headlights. MS paintworks gave the whole vehicle recently a respray in its factory red shade.
The owner of this vehicle is a car upholster by trade, so back in the day, the interior was custom made with a flame theme as you can spot from the door cards.
But with lower ETs becoming a priority only the door cards remained along with a single bucket seat. regarding infotainment, a shifter light is all you get! not even a boost gauge or water temp gauge is found and this only highlights the reliability of a honda build!
A lifetime companion.
But times passes and responsibilities are increasing and therefore the only use that the honda sees at the moment is for driving lessons to the 12-year old son of the owner. ( I thought it was a joke but apparently, there is a 12-year old that somehow managed to launch this thing!)
The car is destined to stay in the family, as a showpiece mainly. Unless the next generation decides to visit the drag-strip again.
The owner would like to thank
marios soleas MS paintworks.
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