Hondas Forever: Jonny Guerra’s 2017 Honda Civic Type R

Hondas Forever: Jonny Guerra’s 2017 Honda Civic Type R

Photography by Juan Brena, Tyler Huang


Jonny Guerra has been a Honda fan for as long as he’s been into modifying cars, a passion which he found thanks to his father’s decision to bring him to work on cars. DC2 Integras, EM1 Civic Si models, and more have been modified by Guerra’s hands before this. The reliability and ease of modification of Honda’s sport compacts had always been appealing to him, and when the newest generation of Civic Type R was set to land in the United States, he knew right away he had to have it.

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Guerra says that his original intentions for the 2017 Civic Type R were, and continue to be more show-oriented, but the car’s natural prowess on the track has also been really enjoyable for him - part of what makes the Type R so appealing to him is that it covers the best of both worlds. “My favorite aspect of my build is the uniqueness I can bring to the table,” Guerra writes. The overall simplicity of the platform, as well as his carefully selected modifications go the distance in setting the car apart as a show-worthy build without going too over-the-top for his liking.

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By partnering with brands that he knows and trusts, all of which provide quality parts and service for the platform, Guerra has been able to transform the already potent Type R into a true all-rounder which punches above its weight class in both shows and at the track. You can catch Guerra cruising to and from shows in the central California area, or in the garage working on his next Honda project. Stay tuned for more on that one!

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ESSENTIALS

Owner: Jonny Guerra
Vehicle: 2017 Honda Civic Type R
Location: Daly City, CA
Engine: Honda K20C1 2.0L Turbocharged I4
Horsepower: 400 (est.)

SOCIAL

Facebook: /jonny7isa
Instagram: @jonnys_typer

Tuner Battlegrounds Award Winner

Event: CarNVL
Location: Pleasanton, CA
Popular Vote: 36%

ENGINE

  • PRL front pipe
  • Perrin intercooler
  • AEM intake
  • Mishimoto (oil catch can, coolant expansion tank)
  • HKS blow-off valve
  • PTP (turbo blanket, inlet blanket)
  • Hondata engine management
  • Whiteline engine mount insert

EXHAUST

  • RV6 Performance downpipe
  • Milltek Sport cat-back exhaust system

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES

  • RSR R903 wheels - 18x9.5 +40 (f/r)
  • Nexen N’Fera SUR4G tires - 265/35/18 (f/r)
  • R1 Concepts BBK (drilled/slotted 2-piece rotors, 6-piston front calipers, 4-piston rear calipers w/ electronic E-brake)

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

  • ST XTA dampening coilovers
  • Whiteline (front sway bar, endlinks, rear sway bar)
  • UltraRacing (front subframe brace, front lower brace, rear subframe brace)

EXTERIOR

  • Seibon Carbon (TS Style hood, front lip, side skirts, rear lip)
  • Illustrious Auto Styling vinyl wrap
  • BM Spec (front splitter, rear diffuser)
  • APR GT 250 wing

INTERIOR

  • Sparco (Circuit II QRT-R driver seat, QRT-R passenger seat)
  • PCI seat brackets
  • Hybrid Racing short shifter
  • BuddyClub carbon racing steering wheel
  • EVS Tuning 4-point roll cage
  • AeroForce (dual Interceptor gauges, dual gauge pod)
  • Takata racing harnesses
  • Rear seat delete cover

SPONSORS

ST Suspension, Seibon, PCI, Hybrid Racing, Perrin Performance, Evasive Motorsports, AeroForce Tech, Whiteline Performance Suspension, R1Concepts, Milltek Sports, UltraRacing USA, Nexen Tire, PTP Turbo Blankets, AEM Performance, Mishimoto, RV6 Performance


PHOTO GALLERY

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