2012 Honda Civic Si
The latest Civic Si is the sporty variant of the new 2012 Honda Civic lineup and our man John Voelcker recently took a close up look at the car following its debut at the 2011 New York Auto Show. The car comes standard with a six-speed manual and gets the 2012 lineup’s top-of-the-range 2.4-liter four-cylinder preliminarily rated at 200 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. The main benefit of the larger engine is the torque: a 22 percent increase, says Honda. Even with the added power, the Civic Si picks up 2 mpg highway over the previous model, scoring up to 31 mpg on the highway...
Rumors Say Next Honda Civic Si Drops Revvy 2.0, Gets 2.4-Liter Four
Half the fun of driving the Honda Civic Si or its true sports car stablemate, the S2000, is the high-rpm engagement of VTEC (yo!) and the surge of power that comes with it. It's not an ideal flat torque curve that delivers the goods; it's the rush. But that may change for the next-gen Civic Si. The...Nelson Ireson