- Keeping the suspense

... the Honda CR-X 1.6i VTi generation II. The forgotten 80's and 90's Honda with a naturally aspirated 1.6 litre 150 horsepower engine. It was the second Honda to get a high output Vtec engine. The first one was the Integra and it most certainly did not disappear into the pages of history and mediocrity. The CR-X VTi's are riced, tuned and mostly ruined by people who think they know better than Honda. This means that one with original leather seats and original body kit is a rare sight.

A CR-X with low numbers on the odometer might already be costly but when the original Civic VTi/Type R gets too expensive, these will go up in value. Look also out for the JDM version of the VTi called the SiR. It had 160 hp from the same Vtec engine.

The first generation CR-X produced 1983-87 is rare in itself, but most of the engines are small and tame. The one to look out for is obviously the 1.6 with dual-overhead cams. It made 135 hp and the car weighed 860 kg. Some serious movement can be made with that lack of weight.

What do you think? A jdm with a small amount of horsepower and even less weight coupled with an angular but sleek coupé body. A future classic for sure?

Thoughts behind future classics and the beginning to this series HERE.

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