I think it’s fair to say that Hondas aren’t known for their dominance at a drag strip. They’re known for their balance, brilliant VTEC engines that rev to the sky, and smiles per miles. But when you dig into the drag scene, you find that Hondas are more than popular. In fact, they’re incredibly fast even when pit up against RWD rivals. This Honda Civic runs an 8-second quarter-mile, and it’s blows us away.
With a naturally aspirated nitromethane injected K24 four-cylinder, this EG hatch boasts a ridiculous 600hp which is sent to the wide front wheels. Coupled with a weight of only 1,800lbs (816kg), this car certainly whips and currently holds the world record for the fastest FWD, all-motor car. And you can tell it means business with a parachute at the rear, a large intake in the centre of its smoothed front bumper, and its exhaust hanging out the corner of its bonnet. It’s wider, lower, and sports a gorgeous blue satin wrap that differentiates it from everything else on the road.
After posting some incredible times ranging from around 8.6-8.9 seconds at around 160mph, the driver Jayson was more than happy to thank his sponsors such as AEM and CB Pistons, and the team who built it at JBR Racing. The car’s quarter-mile record is 8.646 seconds at a speed of 162.10mph.