Banzai December 2016 Issue

Two very capable but very different Honda Civics take the cover of the December issue of Banzai. First up, there’s The Turbo Shop’s heavily boosted SOHC fourth-generation screamer, which has proven itself on both the drag strip and race track. Then there’s Jez Howarth’s city slicker FN2, covered in carbon fibre and winning awards at shows left, right and centre! Check them out to discover just how versatile this humble hatch can be.

Also this month, we bring you an Evo IX so good, the owner took it from the UK to Australia with him, an awesome 700+bhp MR2 drag racer and a super old-school R33 Skyline GT-R. We also catch up on the recent Players, JapShow Finale and Ultimate Stance shows, and test drive the face-lifted Nissan R35 GT-R.

Check out the December issue preview. 

This December…

CARBON TRUST

Jez Howarth creates carbon fibre panels for a living, so it’s no surprise that his standard Civic Type R was never going to stay that way for long. But we don’t think anyone could predict just how far his obsession would take him…

MY STORY: 635BHP EVO IX

In a new feature for owners with unusual stories, Alan Mackey tells us why he bought his beloved Evo IX GT, how it came to be well over 600bhp and why he ended up taking it to Australia with him!

SINGLE LIFE

The Turbo Shop’s Matt Davison has one of the country’s fastest road-legal SOHC cars in the form of this fourth-gen Civic. And it doesn’t only go well in a straight line…

RETRO: SOLAR FLAIR

Alexander Schüler’s B310 Sunny is a spangly ray of sunshine in the Arctic Circle. But you’ve got no chance of seeing the northern lights once he’s lit up those rear tyres.

OLD SCHOOL FORCE

There’s something very cool about an old school Japanese icon that’s been heavily modified with parts from just about all the big names in tuning at that time…

TECH CHECK: 740BHP MR2

This Mk2 MR2 is packing an almighty punch, thanks to a heavily reworked 3SGTE engine that makes over 740bhp, and that’s before the nitrous…

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