maybe we should call u "Uncle Ben" since you know your riceOk, I didnt read through the other two pages in this thread, as I've read enough uneducated 'he said-she saids'... Let's do some math..
The 88-92 Civic hatchback base model weight approx. 2000-2100 lbs, at most. Show me a street-trimmed WRX under 3100lbs.
If the B16A JDM trans or USDM Type-R trans is used, then it's a close ratio, factory LSD trans, and will rip 13s all freakin day long, with a CAI and header. My buddy's car was a '91 with a JDM B16A, stock airbox, stock 1.5L exhaust, and bone stock motor/trans/ecu mapping, and busted 14.2s CONSISTANTLY. Take into account that the stock 1.5L exhaust is about 1-1/4" or so. Looks like a broom handle.
The B18C1 (USDM GSR) is 170hp stock.
The B18C5 (USDM Type-R) is 190hp stock.
The B18C (JDM Type R) is 210hp.
The B16A1 through A3 is 160hp.
The B16A4 (JDM) is 170hp.
The B16B (Civic Type R) is 185hp.
The stock WRX EJ20 is 227hp.
I dont know what the WRX 2.5 is rated at.Keep in mind, these are bone stock figures. And I personally know that the Honda reacts far greater to bolt-ons than the Subaru.
given the above facts, the 3100 pound Subaru with 227hp has a power/weight ratio of 13.7lb/hp. An STI (300hp, 3300lb est.) is 11lb/hp.
A 2100 pound civic hatch with a 160hp (smallest DOHC listed) engine has a power/weight ratio of 13.1lb/hp. Same car, swap to a stock B18C1 (170hp) and the p/w drops to 12.3/hp. I've worked on B16A2s (2000 Si) and put header, cai, and exhaust, and a cookie cutter chip in the ecu, and made 160Whp (~190chp). so thats a 30hp gain with a few bolt-ons. Now you're at 11.0 lb/hp.
My old '96 Civic CX hatch weighed right at 2110 with me in it (225). I had a BONE STOCK internalled B18C1 (170hp), with an fmic, turbo, and 450cc injectors. @ 10psi, made 310Whp, so thats around, what, 365chp? 2110/365 = 5.7lb/hp. 11.90s on 16" 215-45 Falken ZX512 street tires all day long, it ran. A 1500$ turbo kit was it, and some used DSM injectors.
Anyway, from a 'visual' point, it may be a B16A?, but I cant really see the intake manifold. Aside from that, the B16/18C look the same.
Oh, and the white 2 door isn't an Accord, as someone said. It's a DA-series Integra, and has a B17 or B18B (non-vtec) engine, Valve cover tells you that, by the design.
I know this has become long-winded, but for goodness sakes, people, you crack on the Honda group like it's a child with Autism on the playground, and you act the same way. Learn before you speak. Makes you look smarter.