The standard-bearer of the Japanese sport-compact set returns! And spy photographers caught Honda’s new Civic Si barely covered.
I’m very excited about this. I love Hondas I own 3 from the 90’s lol. I’m glad Honda is pumping some excitement into their lineup. With all the aftermarket support Honda has it will take no time before they will make 300-400hp with small bolt ons and a tune. I also hope with a simple tire upgrade that will be great handling cars as well and keep the tradition strong. I can’t wait.
It’s hard to get excited about this one because it’s roughly 5 years too late. I’ve owned three different generations of Si too btw (99, 02, 08). 220-230 crank hp is hopefully underrated and dyno’s will tell that it’s actually higher. Maybe Honda left a lot of room on the table for more power (larger turbo with a more vtec like high rpm punch), or this Si will need to offer something more special than “It’s a Honda” in order to lure away from VW and Ford.
For those who are crying about power, keep in mind that this engine makes 230hp on paper. It will make more power as it will be underrated. Honda states the CTR makes 306hp on paper but it dynos at 290-295whp!!! So it’s really making about 325hp at the crank. The Si will be underrated also and make 260-265hp at the crank.