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2007 Honda Civic - Multi-Cultural

Mexico Blue draped over Japanese attire, born and raised in the Philippines

May 28, 2013
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For as much interest, celebration, and scrutinizing as the U.S. and Japan get for modified Hondas, it's easy to forget that there are plenty of high-quality builds in every country on the planet. Australia and Canada have experienced a massive Internet surge as of late, highlighting a number of drool-worthy project cars and heavily trafficked events. One region that doesn't seem to get the respect it deserves is the Philippines. Our triggerman Patrick Lauder traveled to his homeland for a visit, and stumbled upon some outstanding Hondas that he had to shoot, including these two...

The first thing most will notice about Enrico Ayllon's 2007 FD1 sedan is undoubtedly its wild exterior. Sporting a mix of aggressive JDM aero and eye-searing blue paint, denying a second look is all but impossible. However, one peek under the hood of his well-built four-door and it's apparent that beauty runs much further than skin deep.

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Power was an important piece of Enrico's build puzzle, and to get a head start on foundational numbers, the Civic's original heart was removed in order to make room for the infamous K20A "R" engine. The engine in stock form is more than formidable, but Enrico's plans would call for much more grunt than the naturally aspirated mill could ever hope to achieve. The new 2.0L block was fitted with Wiseco 89mm pistons and Eagle rods, then mated to the head using tried and true ARP hardware. Toda cams turn and burn with Toda valvesprings and retainers keeping them in check, while AEM and Injector Dynamics handle fueling duties. The 2,000cc injectors are crucial for supplying enough fuel to the engine as a BorgWarner EFR twin-scroll works its pressurized magic. BMS Engineering goods are peppered throughout the engine bay, but it's their custom-built intake manifold that demands the most attention when the hood is propped. The combination of off-the-shelf and completely one-off parts certainly paid off during the tuning session that netted over 500 whp and just shy of 400 lb-ft torque.

Now back to that eye-catching exterior. Enrico wanted to create a project car that would look every bit as good as it ran. In order to separate himself from other FDs, which in the Philippines are quite common, he opted to reach overseas to import some very rare aero pieces. A Feel's hood, bumper, and grille heavily alter the look of the ARC intercooler-equipped front end. Girth is also increased up front with a set of Feel's widebody Race Edition fenders that lead to OEM FD2 side skirts outfitted with Feel's aero trim and matching side mirror window trim. Out back, you guessed it, more Feel's goods including the company's rear diffuser attached to an OEM FD2 rear bumper and carbon-fiber wing. After finally grabbing hold of the tough-to-source aero pieces, Enrico enlisted Phillip Rubio to spray the entire car Mexico Blue-a color borrowed from the Porsche family.

With all of the go-fast goods and drop-dead look in order, braking and footwork were then addressed. TEIN coilovers, J's Racing shock tower bars, and a number of Cusco and Spoon Sports underchassis braces were bolted on to increase handling and rigidity. To safely halt the 500-plus ponies available, an Endless brake system was installed behind custom 19-inch Volk rollers.

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Most would expect a car with as much engine work and high-end aero as Enrico's to have equally stellar pilot's quarters-and there's no signs of disappointment here. OEM FD2 rear seats wrapped in Bride fabric mirror the driver- and passenger-mounted Vorga buckets. Just behind a J's Racing carbon-fiber steering wheel is a CTR gauge cluster surrounded by carbon-fiber trim. In-car audio courtesy of Autoline Motorsports provides the virtual cherry on top of this painstakingly well-built sedan.

Bolts & Washers

K20A (ITR)
Hondata K-Pro management
Wiseco 89mm pistons
Eagle rods
Toda race bearings
ARP cylinder head studs
Ported/polished head
Toda cams
Toda valvesprings
Toda retainers
Toda cylinder head gasket
Injector Dynamics 2,000cc
Walbro fuel pump x2
Mugen low-temp thermostat
BMS Engineering aluminum intake manifold
Allen Engineering 80mm throttle body
BMS Engineering exhaust manifold
BMS Engineering downpipe
BMS Engineering charge pipes
BMS Engineering steel braided lines
BMS Engineering sump lubrication
BMS Engineering oil pan
BMS Engineering oil catch can
AEM aluminum fuel rail
AEM fuel regulator
AEM aluminum cased fuel filter
BorgWarner EFR twin-scroll turbo
TiAL 37mm wastegate
Samco vacuum hoses
Samco silicone connectors
ARC spark plug cover
OKD plasma igniter
4-bar MAP sensor
DC5 transmission
Exedy twin plate clutch/flywheel
Kaaz LSD

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528 whp and 398 lb-ft torque

TEIN Super Street coilovers
J's Racing front/rear shock tower bars
Cusco under chassis bracing
Spoon steering wheel shaft bushing
Spoon front under brace bushings
BMS Engineering fuel cell

Endless 6-pot calipers
Endless 385mm slotted brake rotors
Endless MX72 brake pads
Endless steel braided lines

Wheels & Tires
Volk TE37 19x9
Nitto Invo 255/35-19

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Mexico Blue paint by Phillip Rubio
Feel's carbon-fiber hood
Feel's front bumper
Feel's front grille
Feel's chin spoiler
Feel's wide Race Edition fenders
Feel's side skirt trim
Feel's rear diffuser
Feel's carbon-fiber spoiler
Feel's aero side mirror trim
OEM FD2 rear bumper
OEM FD2 side skirts
OEM FD2 headlights
OEM FD2 taillights
Carstuff Xenon lights

Bride Vorga seats
Takata 4-pt harnesses
OEM FD2 rear seats
Bride wrapped rear seats
ARC titanium shift knob
OEM FD2 gauges
Defi oil temp/pressure, boost gauges
J's Racing carbon-fiber steering wheel
Carbon-fiber interior trim

My parents for loving and supporting me- Mr. and Mrs. Ayllon, Insular Life Insurance, Alexander Ong of Autoline Motorsports for the car conceptualization and the build, Luis Brodeth of BMS Race Engineering, Phillip Rubio for the custom paintjob, Francisco Blanco for dyno tuning

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AEM Electronics
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Autoline Motorsports
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