Meet Velocity, a 2007 Honda Civic Si numbered 7 that has accompanied its owner on an incredible eight-year journey. Originally hailing from Massachusetts, this spirited car has traveled to Florida, bringing a few light modifications, racing experiences, and a passion for speed.
Velocity is your average "rice", but this one was clean. Over the years, it has undergone modifications to enhance its performance and handling. The stiff Megan Racing Coil-overs are notable among these upgrades, which provide better stability and control during aggressive driving. A custom titanium race exhaust, transmission upgrades by Cluch Masters, and other various bolt-ons have been installed, further augmenting the car's power and responsiveness.
To extract every hampster from its modified setup, Velocity received a meticulous dyno tune from the man himself at Bren Tuning. This tuning session resulted in 205 horsepower at the wheels, a 32hp gain from stock. With this newfound power, Velocity unleashes a 9,000 RPM, thrilling experience.
Despite its high-octane lifestyle, Velocity has amassed an impressive 250,000 miles on its odometer. This is a testament to the car's durability and the owner's dedication to proper maintenance. Honda's reputation for reliability shines through in this well-traveled Civic Si, showcasing the potential for longevity even in a vehicle that loves to push the limits.
Velocity's need for speed has led it to the prestigious Gainesville Raceway, where it has tasted the thrill of the quarter-mile run. With a quarter-mile time of 14.5 seconds and a top speed of 103 mph, Velocity has proven its capability on the drag strip.
Currently residing in Daytona, Florida, Velocity is eyeing a new chapter in its racing journey. The car's owner is exploring the possibility of participating in SCCA events, an exciting prospect allowing Velocity to compete against fellow automotive enthusiasts on professional tracks. This step opens up new opportunities for the car to showcase its capabilities and further push its limits.
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Written by Tyler Mard
Photography by Daytona Media