And its for sale.
Yes the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is stupid fast, and the Tesla Model S Plaid will get to 60 mph faster than you can blink, but out in the wild there will always be a Honda Civic that's even faster. That's just a universal law of nature. The US hadn't been privy to the most hardcore Honda Civics for a while, but now the newer iterations of the Civic Type R are coming to our shores.
The rest of the world has had some time to play with these cars, and the FN2 generation, the first to make use of the venerable K20 engine, has been a favorite of tuners. This one has been boosted to kingdom come, and might just be the most powerful around.
The FN2 Civic Type R was in production from 2007 up until 2011 and is the third version of the Type R to be produced (following the EK9 and EP3). This car originally produced 198 horsepower in European spec, and up to 222 hp in JDM guise. This specific car was listed on eBay for £17,999 ($24,761) and the seller claims that it's the most powerful FN2 in Europe.
So how much power are we talking? According to the eBay listing, this 2007 Civic produces 500 hp at low boost, but has multiple ECU maps, and can be run at a higher 600 hp when the mood strikes. By today's standards, those are rookie numbers, and that's exactly why there's a third map. On the final map, this super hatch produces an astonishing 788 hp. That's a lot of power, even for a supercar.
So how does one squeeze that much power out of a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated engine? You add a boost of course! This car took nine years of development to complete, and through the expertise of UK-based TDI North, managed to produce record-setting numbers. The K20 engine was fitted with a Pulsar GTX3072R turbocharger along with a bigger fuel system, titanium inlet valves, Inconel exhaust valves, and the trick ECU mapping. Power is sent to the front wheels by a reinforced transmission and limited-slip differential.
The car rides on HKS Hipermax suspension, and is stopped by eight-pot calipers and 13-inch discs in the front. Surprisingly small 17-inch wheels wrapped in Advan AD08R tires handle the excessive power. The car also looks the part thanks to a carbon-fiber bonnet, Mugen-sourced fenders, and a custom wrap. Inside, a roll cage is present, as is a set of Tak bucket seats and a racing steering wheel. The car was listed for $24,761, but failed to sell, so this is your chance to bring something truly unique to our shores. Do it.