Wednesday, September 28, 2011 08:00
If you haven’t made plans yet to attend the SEMA show in Las Vegas beginning November 1, you might want to clear your calendar. Among the tasty cars, trucks, and accessories on display will be a 2012 Honda Civic Coupe built by Fox Marketing. But this isn’t your average tuner car, with flared fenders and fat wheels and not much else. The Fox Civic’s payoff is under the hood––a turbocharged engine that puts out 500 horsepower.
Some skeptics are already pointing out that putting a 500-horsepower engine in a front-wheel-drive car isn’t likely to do much more than reduce the front tires to rubber dust every few thousand miles. But while that might be true, it’s also fair to point out that who cares?! We’re talking supercar power here, folks! In a Civic!
The Fox Civic will also be getting upgraded suspension and brakes to handle the kind of cornering forces that much power will help generate. After all, with great power comes great responsibility, including the responsibility to keep from wrapping your car around a tree. More...