The latest Civic from Honda may be one of their future classics, just like the EG3.
Really, how good is the latest Civic? Before, I would have never really considered getting one. After all, I have sports car tastes and prefer the engine placement, behind me. If I can’t have that, I want something unique details about my car. Even my Subaru has a turbo-boxer four-cylinder with all-wheel-drive. That definitely counts for something. I don’t want another front-wheel-drive, front-engined car, do I?
It turns out, I do. It wasn’t that long ago that I wrote about my interest in the Civic Touring. The latest four-door hatchback prototype, which is being revealed at the Geneva International Motor Show, looks absolutely fantastic. Even the sedan model, available in the United States, looks strikingly similar to a smaller Audi A7.
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Now that the Civic Touring is available with a
, the idea changed in my mind. It’s no longer just a “daily driver” in my mind. It is now, “a potential BTCC car.” Huge difference right? Well, a turbo and a manual transmission will do that, at least with my approach to cars. A couple of lower flics on the front bumper and a subtle rear spoiler, plus one on the wheels, and a slightly lowered suspension would make it look like a BTCC car, amirite?
With a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, there is some potential flexibility with expanding the output. Our own editor, Paulo Acoba wrote about how a simple intake added 29 horsepower and 25-lb.ft. of torque. Imagine what an exhaust and proper chip tune could change the parameters to?
But, there are some of us with a different budget, that want to have fun too. One way to do it? Purchasing the latest Honda Civic. It can recharge the enthusiast’s heart to modify cars from a simple chassis, and turn the creation into something truly unique, just like the EP3’s of the past.