Now that our team has developed a rather extensive line of basic bolt-on parts for the 11th Gen 1.5T Civic (a High Volume Intake System is still in the primary development stages, we will be discussing at a later date), it's time to take a deeper look at other components to see where else we can unlock power. One of the first things that comes to mind is upgrading the factory turbocharger to increase airflow and efficiency. Though Honda has implemented quite a few new features to the 11th Gen's turbocharger (to be discussed) in comparison to the 10th Gen, we are confident that there is still more power potential to be unlocked.
In past years we have specialized in inclusive turbocharger kits for a variety of reasons, mainly due to the fact small-frame turbochargers limit extreme peak-power goals for the ultimate record-hungry enthusiast. However, with more manufacturers normalizing low-revving, small displacement, direct-injection engines with integrated exhaust manifolds, these once feasible goals are becoming increasingly harder to reach. Instead, we will be using all of the data and experience we've learned over the years and shifting focus towards a drop-in upgrade in an effort to develop a turbo that appeals to the masses. Yes, we will be using our experiences with the P600 and other drop-ins as a starting point. Yes, we understand longevity and reliability is critical. Yes, developing a high-power capable turbocharger is still at heart - we are a performance company after all. Our questions for the community are:
What features are important to you? What do you want to see with this turbocharger? What (reasonable) power goals do you have in mind? What purpose does your vehicle serve? Oh, and who's ready?