Honda Civic Turbo V6 Hillclimber’s Aero Mods Are Just Outrageous

In the world of production-based race cars, it’s hard to find creations any crazier than those that compete in hillclimb racing. Just take a look at this truly mind-blowing Honda Civic, for example.

Now, when we say this is a Civic, that’s not to say it’s a regular one, as it has received a ton of modifications.

For starters, it is powered by a Honda V6 from the Acura TL Type S that’s been complemented by a large Garrett turbocharger running at around 10 pounds of boost. Surprisingly, the engine itself is stock but has been able to handle all the extra power.

Also Read: This 620 HP Mercedes SLK Hillclimber Ain’t No Hairdresser’s Car

Inside, there’s virtually nothing to be seen. Other than a single racing seat, white roll cage, and the stock gauge cluster, the cabin is totally bare to ensure the car weighs as little as possible. And we also need to address the elephant in the room: the bodywork.

The front of this  Civic hillclimber is dominated by a huge front splitter that’s actually mounted to the chassis. It may look fragile, but it’s so sturdy that you can stand on it and it won’t budge. And it’s made that way because, at 90 mph (144 km/h), the splitter alone produces 500 lbs (226 kg) of downforce. Other aerodynamic aids include unique side skirts, undertray tunnels, a huge rear diffuser and that mammoth rear wing that sits on top of the roof – or, like, a couple of stories higher. We don’t know how much downforce it will generate, but it’s definitely gonna be massive.

The car fully complies with Time Attack regulations, yet its owner is particularly keen to take his bespoke Civic to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. With all those aero mods, we presume it would make for an interesting entry in the race to the clouds.


  • Bo Hanan

    Surprised it could clear the parking lot curb.

  • Da Only Skid

    Michigan’s new high speed plow, sponsored by Toyo Tires.

    Wonder how his neighbors feel with tin can exhaust, bov and turbo making music? “Ahhh, no sir. That is an HOA violation.the fine is $20k. Can’t pay and we will foreclose your house.”

    Anyone else look at the other cars around his lot, property, area? Not a single sports car or power beast. Us men and our one track minds. I’m off to Pikes Peak…in reverse with my fake leather seat.

  • eb110americana

    Not sure if this would run afoul of Time Attack regulations, but given the level of customization here, it doesn’t seem like it would have been much more work to built it with the engine transversely behind the driver.

  • Miknik

    The ultimate answer to all “will it fit on my Honda” questions/jokes ever 😉

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