This Civic is the fastest FWD car to ever lap NCM Motorsports Park

How to build the fastest front-wheel-drive car to lap Kentucky’s NCM Motorsports Park–a record set during our 2023 Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge?

For James Rauck, it all starts with the shell of a 1999 Honda Civic and a turbocharged K-Series engine.

ChrisTropea Associate Editor
10/31/23 11:43 a.m.

I spent a good amount of time looking at this car while shooting the video and photos. I really hope we see it back at the UTCC next year to see how much faster it can go. 

livinon2wheels GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/18/24 1:32 p.m.

To quote an old friend of mine " the only wrong with Hondas is they're too damn fast".  That car is of that and  I'd love to drive it just once

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
2/19/24 3:09 p.m.

This was one wild build. It's fairly simple in nature, but it is built to the extreme. Who says FWDs can't be fast?

accordionfolder UltraDork
2/19/24 10:40 p.m.

In reply to J.A. Ackley :

Lol, anyone who keeps up with TT knows Will Au Yeung and James Houton AND knows FWD be fast.

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