Turbo Civic Scares Dodge Demon in High-speed Half-mile Race

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Civic EG hatch uses taped up panels and 800 horsepower engine to destroy a new Dodge Demon, Shelby GT350 and even an SRT Jeep.

The video above comes to us from the BigKleib34 YouTube channel and it features one wicked Honda Civic EG hatchback. This footage was captured at the WannaGoFast half-mile top speed event in Ocala, Florida and over the course of this short video, the car that was originally built as an affordable economy cars beats a lineup of some monstrous modern American performance vehicles.

Details on the Machine

While the video focuses on the track action, the camera does catch up to the driver of this Honda Civic hatchback. He explains that it is powered by a built B18C GSR engine that is fitted with a 66-millimeter turbocharger, sending around 800 horsepower to the rear wheels by means of a GSR transmission. The driver also explains that the car has substantial suspension work in an effort to get traction and to be more controllable at high speeds, while pointing out that the Civic tips the scales at just 2,146 pounds.

Honda Civic GSR Engine

The Action

The first battle for this EG hatch is a new Dodge Demon. The 840-horsepower Challenger leaves the line first, smoking the tires at the line and dancing all over the place as it heads down the track. The Honda leaves late and fights its own traction issues, but it quickly catches, passes and beats the Mopar muscle car. In the end, the turbocharged hatchback ran a 175 to 151 for the Dodge. Even with the factory drag radials, the big Challenger can’t make use of the power in the half-mile race.

Next, the Civic takes on a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and on this race, the Honda gets a better launch and leads the race from wire to wire. On the top end of the half-mile race, the Mustang runs a 141 while the GSR-powered EG hatch hits 177.5 miles per hour.

The Civic then destroys a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, running 177.65 miles per hour in the process, followed by a single run of 175.5 miles per hour. Finally, the video ends with the EG hatch destroying a new Shelby GT350, running 34 miles per hour quicker in the half-mile race.

While the Honda driver falls short of his goal of 180, it is still one wicked-fast EG hatch, so crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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