So I'm pulling out of this gas station up to a red light, 2 cars back in the next lane is this bright yellow 90-91ish civic si hatch with a really flashy bodykit, projector lights and one of the loudest exhausts i've ever heard, it was actually one of the best done civics i've seen of that generation to date (actually im not much of a civic fan, but it was one of the best looking civics i've seen period, if he lost the big gay black wing on the roof of his hatchback). He revs a few times and gives me a look. so the light turns green and he switches lanes behind me and lays chase (i just drove normal to about 50). He gets up next to me and i get a little closer look at it, i checked for an intercooler (none) and notice he has racing seats & harnesses, and an a-pillar full of guages, so I'm hoping he has to be at least motorswaped. So I hear him downshift and nail it, i hit 3rd at about 50 a little out of boost, he holds next to me for about a second and as soon as i get boost i easily walk right past him. So i cruise a little farther and he shadows me, i let him get in front of me cuzz i want to see if i can get him to go again, so i hold at his bumper. sure enough i hear him downshift, so this time were going about 60 and again i hit 3rd, instantly I fly past him, after pulling pretty far on him i break and continue to cruise.
I tried to get next to him at a light ahead but got blocked, i really wanted to ask what he had done, if he would even tell me; he looked pretty pissed when i flew past him the 2nd time. My guess is probably a b16 swap, i've known a couple people that have done that engine in those cars and netted low 15's, down side is the ones that never go to the track always seem to think their WAY faster than that.
Funny thing is he ends up going the same way i was going, and i keep a little behind him and watch him race everything that will give him some, and he didnt lose... I watched him run a ram with straighpipes, a celica (couldnt tell if it was gts), a matrix (the one with the red 'r' on the badge, xcr or something like that) and an elclipse (non turbo i think) and he beat everything by around a car or more.
I usually dont like to pick on civics, but when he was reving at me and then flew up next to me like that i figured he knew what he was asking for...