Under the hood of the new Honda Civic Type R lurks a turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 306 horsepower (228 kilowatts) and 300 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque. It’s the most potent Civic money can buy, and as a result, the Type R is currently the fastest front-wheel-drive car to ever lap the Nurburgring.
But what if that same powerful motor could be swapped into another vehicle’s engine bay? Well now it can… sort of.
Honda is offering the turbocharged K20C1 four-cylinder as a crate engine for $6,519.87 – though, it will only be available to members of Honda’s Racing Line program. Still, we like to dream here at Motor1.com, so we’ve compiled a list of six cars that would be absolutely killer with Honda’s high-powered four-cylinder engine under the hood. Hypothetically, of course.