K24 EG Civic
In its current half-finished guise, you may have a hard time picking what this car is or whose it is, but those with a keen eye will note its similarity to Jacky Tse’s EG — because that’s what it is. No stranger to building fast Hondas, the owner of Jtune Engineering embarked on a mission to squeeze power out of the little hatch and ditched the previous engine combo in favour of the K24 example that now occupies the bay — a increasingly popular swap overseas, Jacky has opted to slap a suitably sizeable BorgWarner turbo on the side in conjunction with the Full Race manifold.
Although he was a bit sketchy with the internal details when we managed to pin him down at the show, we believe things are stock, and we did note the sneaky dry sump pump tucked underneath, as well as the Skunk Ultra intake plenum and K-Tuned fuel rails that sit up top. Most notable of all, perhaps, is the sequential gearbox bolted up to the block, which should help the torquey 2.4-litre peel out through the rev range on its inevitable shakedown at one of the local tracks. A Link G4+ is the choice of engine management and runs a tablet vital display mounted into the custom DC5-style dashboard. Jacky said there are still a few components that require attention before it will continue to cut much bigger, more powerful engines through the corners, but, knowing the turnaround on his work, it shouldn’t be too far off.