Film Car Feature | Emilio Brown’s EG Civic
It’s a popular misconception these days that the most interesting car builds are only found in the rear-wheel-drive platform. Emilio Brown’s EG Civic is rolling example of why this would be a very naive thought to have. Not only is the attention to detail on this car second to none, it is completely set up to be track driven.
Not your average hard parker, the rear of the civic has been completely stripped in favor of a half cage and battery relocation.
The front is less stripped however the bare essentials theme has been continued with the removal of the head unit and climate control in favor of a battery kill switch. Those bits of trim such as carpet and door panels are a great way to muffle the ear bleedingly loud Reinhard straight through exhaust.
The entire car including the engine bay has copped a lick of the beautiful Honda Gran-Prix White. Not only that but as an auto electrician by trade Emilio has removed all unessential wiring to give the B18C that perfectly clean look.
To top everything off, numerous parts of carbon such as this radiator support trim are dotted across the car. Every standard bolt has also been replaced with these allen key bolts just to tidy everything up that little bit more.
While gripping that Vision Technica wheel, Emilio is very comfortable blasting this beauty around the track in the Recaro pole position fixed backs. Also being held in by those Takata harnesses ensures that he will be left unfazed as the car gets pulled up by the EK4 slotted front rotors with Endless SSS pads. It also doesn’t hurt to have them when going around a corner on the Spoon 18kg front and 16kg rear coilovers.
Honda certainly knows how to build a high revving naturally aspirated front-wheel-drive motor, and the Integra Type R B18C is no exception. Emilio is keeping quite secretive about what is under the cover of this beauty, but with the Type R 4-1 headers, braided fuel lines and Koyo alloy radiator I suspect it is something that will inspire any civic owner.
I met with Emilio just recently at the first Streetkarnage X Freeworks meet. The car fits in perfectly with most other cars that were brought out to hang that day, but it’s amazing to know that this car will be just as comfortable with pushing the redline around the track on a sprint day. Hopefully we will be catching it out there some time soon!