"Old School" JDM Power - 9.800Rpm Honda Civic EF9
A real treat for all Classic JDM Racing lovers...
This is Jason Gibbs´ Honda Civic EF9, looking like it was taken straight from the early 90´s Japanese Racing scene. Here it is at Leadfoot Festival in New Zealand, attacking Rod Millen´s driveway with its B18CR Vtec engine powering this Old School JDM Hatchback.
With over 250Hp from the 1.8L Naturally Aspirated engine unit and a redline set at 9.800rpm thanks to Toda cams, forged pistons and ITB´s among other modifications, and weighing 1000Kg (Minimum race weight for the NZ Honda Cup series where this car normally runs) it ended up postin a mighty impressive 55.08 second chrono, despite gearbox issues ( which can be seen on the video ).
This is a very interesting build in the sense that it pretty much recovered a unit that would only be useful to be converted into a race car given its state when bought by Mr. Gibbs. From there, it is a passion project that keeps on getting better and faster. All complemented by the period correct livery and the bespoke Aero kit that still fits very much the Classic JDM there, it is an undeniably cool machine that deserves our attention...