Sporty 2012 Honda Civic Si Fitted With Bigger Engine

May 20th, 2011 by

Drivers in and around Albany and Troy, NY, get ready to put the pedal to the metal. The new Honda Civic is bringing its sporty¬†two-door Civic Si variant back for the 2012 model year. And, to boost the sport coupe’s performance, Honda has borrowed a page from muscle cars’ book of tricks.

Specifically, the Big H has fitted the new Honda Civic Si with a 2.4-liter four cylinder engine – something hot rodders refer to as a ‘big block’… And, you thought we were joking when we said, Honda borrowed a page from muscle cars’ book of tricks…

Quite the contrary. The tactic Honda has employed with the 2012 Civic Si is, in fact, quite similar to that which GM used 45-and-some years ago when they placed a full-sized car engine into its mid-size Pontiac Tempest, kicking off the muscle-car movement of the ’60s. But, you’re not reading this for a history lesson. You want to know specs on the 2012 Honda Civic Si’s heart-thumping power. So, details on horsepower, you shall have.

Officially unveiled at the 2011 New York International Auto Show, the new high-performance Honda Civic Si produces

201 rearing-and-ready-to-go ponies, making it the most powerful engine fitted in a Civic to date. According to Honda, the larger engine has better low-end power, which will help the Si to accelerate from zero mph quicker than ever before.

To learn more about the 2012 Honda Civic Si, available starting this month, please contact Rensselaer Honda today. Conveniently located at 770 Hoosick Rd Troy, NY 12180; we’re happy to share specs, compare models, and arrange for a test drive.

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