Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sports Imitated: 2007 Honda Civic Si

Way back in the 1990s if you had a hopped up Civic with a Type R engine, you would be king of the block.  People in Mustangs, Camaros, and Porsches would risk being embarrassed by the lightweight front-drive machine with 150-or-so horsepower and a good driver....but times, they have 'a' changed.  Your Type R swapped Civic is certainly faster than a stock SI, but you'll be smoked by some grandpa in a Toyota Avalon.  Find this 2007 Honda Civic SI here on eBay bidding for $4,050 with a few hours to go, located in Houston, TX. 

The Civic was in its 8th generation of production when this one left the assembly line badged as an Si -- which was the fastest of the US bound Civics, because we didn't get the Type-R on this side of the world.  This upset somebody, who decided he needed a 15 second Civic.

The seller claims to have installed a Type R engine/transmission into this car, which means it would have a 201 horsepower or 225 horsepower 2.0 liter inline-4 from Europe or Japan.  There was a Mugen RR version that pushed out 240 horsepower, but even the fartiest of exhaust cannons means you've still got less power than a 350Z or any number of V6 powered family cars or an SRT-4 see where this is going. 

 See another car that is only fast in your mind, but who cares anyway?

1 comment:

  1. It's sad how Honda has lost its way on sporty, fun to drive cars. No more Prelude, RSX or S2000, and as you said the SI is kind of a joke compared to where the rest of the industry has gone. Yes, there's the new NSX but that's way out of reach for the average enthusiast.


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