860HP Honda Civic – Tech Line and Drags

January 10th, 2018

Greetings drag racing fans and welcome to a a night of  “run whacha brung” drag racing action at the Irwindale Event Center (⅛-mile) in sunny California.

Tonight we are joined by the guys from HighEnd Autosports and their front-wheel drive Honda Civic race car. This turbocharged sport sedan is equipped with everything it takes to line up and put down a solid pass on the street or strip.

After getting the Honda on the trailer and heading out to Irwindale, the guys find themselves a bit behind the eight-ball with a ton of competitors ahead of them in the tech line. Our cameraman makes the most of the situation and documents some of the cool cars on hand. The stand-out (for me) was an LS swapped Honda S2000. This thing sounded like a beast and had some radical body mods.

As Lady Luck would have it, the crew found themselves matched up with an 840hp (from the factory) Dodge Demon SRT. This was shaping up to be a classic battle between import (FWD) and domestic (RWD) hot rods; fought on the pavement instead of on paper.

When the dust settles, this amazing Civic had posted a (personal best) 6.3-second pass at 126 mph – but was it fast enough to beat the Demon? Take a look at the video and find out!

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