“Well it better be a 6-speed and have some sort of forced induction,” I muttered to Editor In-Chief Mark Pereira when he told me about it. I knew this Accord had to be special to grab our attention and was soon informed “It doesn’t have a turbo… it has two!”
A pair of Garrett GT-25s were plumbed in by Evolution Racewerks who made everything from scratch. Go figure, there are no off-the-shelf parts for this car. An AEM dry filter hauls in the air and the fuel is mixed in with a Precision Turbo 444cc injectors regulated by an AEM FPR fed by a Walbro 190 lph pump. The air is chilled with a Yonaka intercooler and is vented by a Turbo XS BOV while the exhaust gases are channelled through an AC Autotechnic exhaust with a dual titanium tip.
The engine is managed by AEM’s FIC module and was tuned by Church Automotive. Running on 5psi of boost, the V6 churns out an estimated 400whp on a high compression motor. Those figures are without the NX direct port system that Sunny installed. Since the car was not designed to put down this kind of high horse power jam, Sunny added a ClutchMasters Stage II clutch.
Since the power of a twin turbo system was more than enough for a front wheel drive car, Sunny was also after a project that could carve corners. The attention turned to the suspension where D2 adjustable coilovers were fitted to the project. A set of Progress sways bars were added to reduce roll and a DC Sports strut bar ties the chassis up. A set of Ingalls camber arms were added to achieve the right stance. A proper connection to the ground was vital, so Sunny opted for a set of BFGoodrich g-Force KDWs wrapped around PIAA Super Rozza staggered wheels with 19x8.5 inch fronts and 19x9.5-inch rears in super black. The stopping power came in the form of a Wilwood big brake kit that had to be customized to fit since there was no application for an Accord.
From the exterior, the car is difficult to identify as an Accord. An AIT Racing body kit was added that consists of a front and rear bumper and sideskirts, but the AIT treatment didn’t stop there. Sunny installed an AIT Racing carbon fiber hood, carbon fiber roof and roof spoiler. A Grillcraft upper and lower grille was added to give the front end a more aggressive look along with DEPO HID headlights and rear LED tails. The doors were also fitted with a Verticals Doors kit before M1 Autobody shot the whole project in House of Kolors candy black cherry paint.
Sunny wanted the cabin to be a place that showed off his style but at the same time was functional. The entire interior was recovered in full Katzin two-tone leather and suede. An Ignited Performance switch panel was added in addition to an engine switch. An ATI triple gauge pod was custom molded into the dash by Nexson at V6p.net with AC Autotechnic gauges: oil pressure, AFR and boost to keep tabs on the twin turbo Honda.
The sound and video was taken care of by Xtreme Image in City of Industry, CA. A load of rockin’ Soundstream products were installed starting with a Soundstream VIR 5000-series headunit. The bass lines are belted out of a pair of Soundstream Tarantula 10-inch subs in custom suede and fiberglass/painted enclosure and a total of three Tarantula amps. Soundstream Tarantula components speakers were placed throughout the cabin to handle the mids and highs. A pair of 7-inch Soundstream LCD screens have been placed in the trunk to relay video and entertainment. All of the wiring, fuses and distribution blocks are by Tsunami and the whole system is lit up by an Optima Red Top battery.
Sunny’s one-of-a-kind Accord (which he dubbed “KWKEMRT” on his license plate due to his Indian heritage) has been around for a long while, displayed and winning at many HINs, SEMAs and even Nisei week. We have to hand it to Sunny for being original and continuing to reinvent his project until he got inked in our magazine.
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