Here's where the track and the street collide.
Almost a decade and a half after the engine's introduction, K-series engine swaps like these have become entirely routine. That's mostly because in no other way are you going to get 200-plus hp without a single aftermarket modification than with an engine swap like this.
The days of nitrous-fed Hondas are seemingly long gone but this B-series engine with its direct-port setup does its part in reliving an era.
Honda fans have more choices when it comes to intake systems, headers, and exhausts than just about any other make. Which is precisely why recycling the factory airbox or not using anything at all is about as foolhardy as it gets. Here, a Comptech airbox has been dutifully added into place.
Honda's classics, like its 1988-1991 Civic and CRX, its 1994-2001 Integra, and its 1992-1996 Prelude can't be recycled and passed around among enthusiasts forever. At some point, Honda fans have either got to move on or move up to, say, the company's eighth-generation Civic Si. The 2006-2011 Civic Si is just about the only car Honda's collectively gotten right in recent history.
Americans typically get stiffed when it comes to wagon versions of their favorite chassis but were blessed from 1990-1997 when Honda bestowed us with two generations of Accords.
The state of Honda is at an interesting crossroads when the Accord V6 is among the most exciting in its lineup.