This Might Be the World’s Coolest Honda Accord Wagon

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Nissan RB25DET engine, a Skyline transmission and rear-wheel drive make for one awesome Accord.

The video above comes to us from the Hoonigan Bonus YouTube channel and it features a 1994 Honda Accord that is one of the coolest modern Japanese wagons we have seen. Granted, almost every piece of the vehicle was replaced with parts from a different vehicle during the build, but at the end of the day, this is still technically a Honda Accord…it just happens to have S13 suspension, a Skyline R32 face and a Nissan RB25DET engine under the hood.

RWD, RB-Powered Accord Wagon

The car shown in the pictures and video here began its life as an average 1994 Honda Accord wagon. After years of normal use and abuse, it was destined for the scrap yard, when it was purchased by artist Aromondo Monoletti. He wanted to create something special out of this car, so he teamed up with fabricator Robert Bell and seven months later, this machine shown here was the result.

Rear-Drive Honda Accord Wagon on the Road

At this point, many people would struggle to recognize it as a Honda Accord, but at the core of this Frankenstein car is a Honda VIN and the remains of a Honda chassis. However, almost everything else is from one of several Nissan performance cars.

Accord Front Burnout

Nissan Power

Under the hood of this unique Honda Accord wagon is an RB25DET inline-six from a Nissan Skyline R34. This engine is fitted with an HKS GT28 turbocharger upgrade, allowing it to make around 320 horsepower. That power is sent to the rear wheels by means of a five-speed manual transmission from an R34 Skyline, an R33 driveshaft and a rear differential from an S13 240SX.

Honda Accord Nissan Engine

To utilize the Nissan rear-drive drivetrain, the build team installed the rear subframe from an S13, while some custom tubing and the S13 subframe replaces the front portion of the Accord. This allowed them to use the S13 suspension and the S13 steering column, while the brakes were borrowed from a Z32 300ZX.


More Nissan, Inside and Out

In addition to the Nissan Skyline engine, transmission and driveshaft, this Accord has the front fascia from an R32 Skyline and flares that were intended for use on a Nissan while the gauge cluster is out of a Z32 300ZX as well. The car does maintain the factory dashboard, but that is likely the only thing in the cockpit that came from the Honda factory. Bride racing seats replace the stock seats and there is nothing behind those seats but a Formula Drift-approved roll cage system.


Honda Accord Huge Rear Drive Burnout

After Monoletti and Bell walk us around and through this remarkable Nissan-powered, rear-wheel-drive Honda Accord wagon, the owner jumps behind the wheel for a big smoky burnout.

Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“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 Rall. “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. Meanwhile, 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,” adds Rall. “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. 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, 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.”

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