2500-Pound Nitrous Honda Civic vs. 4500-Pound Supercharged Chevrolet Caprice

November 19th, 2021

Here’s an odd one for you. We have a 1994 Honda Civic EX with a seriously built LS V-Tec motor. This inline four-cylinder has been upgraded with Wiseco pistons, BC connecting rods and RS cylinder sleeves. The worked cylinder head is from a 1996 Acura Integra GSR. It has been square-ported, and it is running a pair of Skunk2 camshafts. Without the laughing gas (nitrous), this Honda can produce only 240hp. At the flip of a switch, it is capable of churning out 480hp. That’s a dangerous amount of nitrous for this small engine. Against the heavy Chevy, this car has a distinct weight advantage. It tips the scale at only 2,450-pounds and is front-wheel drive.

The 2012 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (manufactured by Holden of Australia) is a horse of a different color. It features a big old supercharged V8 engine (all-aluminum 6.0-liter). This lower end of the motor is all stock with an upgraded camshaft and worked cylinder heads. The supercharger is from Torq Storm. Maximum output is projected to be 600hp. The Caprice weighs in at 4,580-pounds and is rear-wheel drive.

Let’s hit the track and see if this Honda can outrun the police – so to speak.

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