you don't need to run race gas to get 180 hp, not at all. if 180 hp is your goal that is very doable for decent costIf you want 150 hp at the wheel that means about 180 hp at the crank which is a very high strung motor. You will need to go ITB with Megasquirt and probably get the bottom end built to handle 8-9000 rpm's. And increase compression to about 12:1 and run race gas. At this point you will have a dedicated racecar. There a very few NA motors that get 100 hp per liter. The only one I can think of off the top of my head is the Honda S2000. It's Pwer band is 6000-9000 rpm's and below that it's pretty tame. It can be done! I've seen 600 hp 1.6 liter Honda Civics with huge drag radial up front. They are really fast when they hold together!
This internals of the 1.8L are for built for NA. The 1.8L doesn't have forged rods or the same pistons as a turbo. It's just like people who own NA Buick Regals from the 80's thinking they could turbo charge their NA 3.8L block, without gutting the rotating assembly. However, I do believe the 1.4L turbo with its stock internals, upgraded valve train, ported head and tune will be able to put out at least 300hp. Just need the time and money. I like the idea that someone mentioned of putting a sequential turbo on the 1.4L. I have seen a 1.6L turbo v6 put 600hp.All these guys are wrong. Why can't a cruze win at drag racing? People said the same about Hondas toyota nissan and so on. You can make more power with the 1.8 stock then the 1.4.
What are your power goals?
I if I had a 1.8 I would do full header intake and cat back and a nano kit and a Tune.
Or a basic t3/t4 turbo set up would work good search online for DIY turbo manifolds and see what fits your budget ebay hondatech CL look for used turbo parts for a good $2500 you can have a good set up with a tune.
My dream build is a all motor high comp 1.8 with homemade ITBs and a 100 shot nano kit I have a weakness for N2o
Just noticed your in LA if your dead on about boosting the 1.8 contact Henry at 2stepmotorsports he has good pricing on custom stuff and has one of the best tuners at doitdyno
Back in 1986 Buick got over 800 HP out of their stage 2 v6 - 226ci NA. Their fastest run in a NA v6 is 8.8x seconds at 15x mph. I'm not sure of the weight of the vehicle. That's pretty special too me, considering it was nearly 30 years ago.I know this car is special. But, Ferrari 458 get 135 cv/l.
Take a look at compression ratio... :not_worthy:
A car this special demands an exceptional engine. Two figures sum up just how extraordina
ry the 458 Speciale’s mid-rear 4.497 cc V8 really is: its ability to punch out 605 cv at 9000 rpm makes it the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 ever built at Maranello while its specific power output of 135 cv/l is a world record for a road-going naturally aspirated engine. Honing of the entire car also resulted in an exceptional weight-power ratio of 2.13 kg/cv and the kind of performance that makes it worthy of the Speciale moniker: 0 to100 km/h acceleration in 3” (9”1 0 to 200 km/h) and a record 1’23”5 lap time at Fiorano.
To achieve these results, Maranello’s engineers maximised the 458’s V8 potential, carrying out detailed refinements to all the components, optimising combustion, volumetric and mechanical efficiency. Ambitious targets set at the design phase included boosting torque across the entire power curve by increasing the compression ratio to 14:1, once again a record for an engine of this layout.
Neither was a Honda civic. My last one hit 12s... I got a buddy with a late 80s 500hp Toyota tercel with a jdm 1.4 liter. Thousands of people have bugs that hit wheelies. Hitler didn't see that one coming when he commissioned the little 20hp people's car.get a different car? lol these cars just aren't meant for this kind of stuff