1,100 Horsepower, All-Wheel Drive Civic Hatch is Awe-Inspiring

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Wicked fast Civic hatchback beats down a big turbo MKIV Supra.

The video above comes to us from That Racing Channel on YouTube and it features one of the nastiest Honda Civic hatchbacks we have seen. The turbocharged engine makes more than 1,100 horsepower and thanks to a high performance all-wheel drive system, this compact can make good use of all of that power. It’s running the quarter mile in just over the seven-second range.

The Walk-around

The video begins with a look at this wicked all-wheel drive Civic from all angles. As a scantily-clad model poses for the cameras, we get a look at the engine bay, the interior and the various parts of the exterior.It’s clear that this is a serious drag racing machine.

1,100hp Civic with a Model

During the introduction to the turbocharged Civic, we also get a look at a Toyota Supra MKIV and while that doesn’t make much sense at first, the “main event” of this video has these two Japanese powerhouses going head-to-head.

AWD Civic in Action

The first track footage shows the Civic making a pass and at that point, we learn that the secret of this race car is a Precision Turbo 7685. The details also explain that this Honda has 10-to-1 compression, Drag Cartel camshafts and an Action Clutch triple disc clutch setup. The engine was built by owner Daniel Rodriguez and tuned by Francisco Batista, and while some 1,100-horsepower Civics only shine on the dyno – this car is an absolute beast on the track.

1,100hp Civic Launch

On the first run, the car lays down an 8.25 and on the second run, it runs a losing 8.40 to a Mustang that runs a 7.98. We get a look at that race against the Ford from a variety of angles and it is nothing short of incredible how this all-wheel-drive Civic gets down the track.

Civic Runs 8.25

We also get to ride along as this hot turbocharged hatch runs its best time ever – an 8.0 at 181 miles per hour.

The Main Event

Civic Races Supra

After we watch the 1,100-horsepower Civic make those warm-up runs, it lines up with the silver Toyota Supra. The Supra gets out first with a better reaction time, but the wicked little Honda hatchback lays down the better numbers – running an 8.50 at 167 miles per hour to the Supra’s 8.68 at 164 miles per hour.

Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

Rall can be contacted at [email protected]

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