This Honda EK Civic Creates 2,000 Horsepower From a Twin-Turbo Chevrolet LSX V8
the Honda-Civic the powertrain, especially the EK Civic’s powertrain, has incredible potential. And while we love high-performance drag builds with those VTEC cores, this Civic is way more interesting. Not only does it produce 2,000 horsepower, but it does so from a twin-turbo V8 engine. Yes, a V8.
Built by Thomas West and Renegade Racing, automotive photographer Larry Chen got up close and personal with this incredible car, only to find it’s powered by the V8 of a Chevrolet C5 Corvette. And now, with plenty of power to their name, the team behind them is aiming for a 6-second quarter mile and possibly taking on Ken Block’s own Hoonicorn.
The car had to undergo some modifications at the front to allow Thomas to fit in the huge engine such as a change to the front control arms, but the most interesting is obviously the powertrain. Wielding a pair of turbos and nitrous, it potentially creates 2,000 horsepower. It was currently only rated at 1,500 horsepower, but after a new engine, 2,000 is definitely on the cards.
Inside the car you will find very few changes compared to the original interior. The car still has all the lighting elements and the legal elements such as the indicators. It even still has power windows and the doors haven’t been ripped out to house a roll cage or the like. But why choose the Civic? Well, West has always loved the Civic, so there was no other choice.
With this car’s main goal ultimately being to race Block’s brilliant fast Hoonicorn, we’re looking forward to a video of the two cars going head-to-head. It’s safe to say this could win, and we’re more than excited to see the action unfold.