Honda Civic Vti Profile

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Honda Civic Vti General Information

It may be surprising for some that rallying does so absolutely not at all fit into Honda's philosophy. Nobody ever bothered rallying a Honda car until Honda came out with their variable valve technology, that also features on this Civic. This variable valve technology means at low engine displacement they would produce amazing power. A 1600cc Honda Civic Vti i.e. would have more power than many of the cars entered in the up to 2000cc category. Therefore it becomes obvious why the Honda all of the sudden could no longer be ignored. With this in mind, the Civic Vti had to be a dominator in its up to 1600cc class! Well, not quite. As it turned out the engine needed constantly high revs, which made it wear quickly. As well at least the front suspension was not built with rallying in mind, nor was Honda about to do anything about it, they simply were never interested in rallying. So at the bottom line, when the Honda lasted the distance, it was near guaranteed a class win in N2 (group N up to 1600cc), where it was mostly entered. But the class win was not a guaranteed thing as Honda's with blown engines or without front wheels became some kind of a common sight along the rally stages. There was an era, where the Honda managed the most amazing results, but at the same time privateers struggled to get any motorsport parts for this car. Today you still find Hondas in rallying, but it is by far no more the fashion it used to be.

However, one more testimony how superb the power of the Honda Civic Vti was: On national events you mostly find them as group N/N2 cars. In the WRC it was mostly the group A/A6 version. The main difference was that the group A Civic had stronger, more reliable brakes. In the engine department, the group A cars hardly needed any change to the group N specification.

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Honda Civic Vti Evolutions

Model & Evo. (Activity)
Honda Civic Vti EG6 (90-97) 160/7600 150/7000 4069.1699.1288 1130 (7.1) FWD (2573)
Honda Civic Vti EK3 (97-00) 160/7600 150/7000 4190.1695.1375 1165 (7.3) FWD (2620)

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Honda Civic Vti Results

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Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
11th. 2008 IRC China Rally (IRC) J. Yan X. Chen #45 [UNKNOWN] 2:24:12.3
10th. 2007 IRC China Rally (IRC) S. Karakama T. Minamino #12 [UNKNOWN] 4:11:55.5
21st. 2006 WRC Rally of Finland M. Rantanen J. Lönegren #59 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
31st. 2005 WRC Rally of Finland M. Rantanen J. Lönegren #73 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
23rd. 1997 WRC Rallye San Remo N. Wearden T. Agnew #105 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
22nd. 1997 WRC Rally of Great Britain N. Wearden T. Agnew #62 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
39th. 1995 WRC Rally of Great Britain S. Simmonite R. Simmonite #123 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
27th. 1995 WRC Rally of Great Britain D. Higgins . UNKNOWN #62 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
31st. 1988 WRC Swedish Rally K. Melin . UNKNOWN #63 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00

Honda Civic Vti Retirements

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Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 2011 IRC Rally Islas Canarias Y. Lemes R. Penate #22 [UNKNOWN] SS2 engine
Ret. 2005 WRC Rally of Finland M. Rantanen J. Lönegren #73 [UNKNOWN] SS15 ?
Ret. 2005 WRC Rally of Finland V. Mikkola T. Suominen #75 [UNKNOWN] SS21 suspension
Ret. 1996 WRC Rally Australia (WA) A. McRae D. Senior #25 [UNKNOWN] SS17 engine
Ret. 1994 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Higgins C. Simmons #53 [UNKNOWN] SS22 engine
Ret. 1993 WRC Rally Australia (WA) J. Buffum . UNKNOWN #16 [UNKNOWN] SS19 engine
Ret. 1990 WRC Rally of Great Britain R. Head C. Roy #60 [UNKNOWN] SS37 crash