Pumped up for a petrol head
HONDAS are known internationally for their exceptional build quality and reliability.
The introduction of VTEC technology (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control System) transformed the brand, and the newer higher powered VTEC engines carved out a place among “petrol heads”.
Grevolin Kangan, 27, is a “petrol head” from Chatsworth, a boilermaker whose hobbies include car shows and working on his car.
“It’s only cars!” said Kangan when asked about his interests.
Specifically, his awesome Honda Civic 150i.
Kangan’s Civic boasts a significant upgrade set-up, with a retrofitted imported Honda’s D15B 1500 fuel-injected VTEC power plant replacing the cars factory-fitted NON-VTEC version, further enhanced by a 50mm into 57mm performance exhaust system installation, and the fitment of a Dicktator engine management system.
Exterior customisations include a custom paint job, a Mugen front lip, rear spoiler and Mugen valve caps.
Then there’s a pair of fog lamps, a Webasto tilt and slide sunroof, plus a millennium facelift spec front bumper and grill. Inside are customised Recaro front seats, an imported crystal gear knob, a roll cage and a quick-release Boss kit steering system, “formula one style”. This allows the car’s steering to easily detach and be quickly refitted when entering or alighting.
Kangan’s Honda flaunts a cool air suspension set-up, and custom-painted “Project DS Lenzo” mag wheels. And the Pioneer sound system is awesome.