Sunday 16 June 2013
The EF9 Civic.
Although the fourth generation Honda Civic's were introduced back in 1987, it wasn't until a late-1989 update that the awesome B16A VTEC powered SiR model hit the market.
Despite all this, it still managed to hit the scales at less than 1000kg.. so the performance was definitely there!
This is the engine that introduced variable valve timing 'VTEC' system to honda's, and the basic idea of changing cam profiles to cars in general.
It helped the 1.6litre, 16valve, DOHC inline four develop an impressive 118kw at 7600rpm, and spin on to 8100rpm! This was driven through a 5speed manual, with the option of a Viscous LSD.
This drive-line, combined with disc brakes and double wishbones at all four corners, made for a very impressive car overall.
I'd love to take one for a drive.. and i reckon this super-tidy navy-blue one would do just fine..