Exclusive Content…The Bisimoto Engineering 2012 Honda Civic SEMA Build Revealed…

As you should all know by now, the annual SEMA show kicks off this week which will serve as the grand unveiling to many of the industry’s latest and greatest automotive projects. It’s probably one of the most anticipated of the year and many aftermarket tuning companies save their best work for this event. One of the companies that brings out their absolute best to Las Vegas every single year is Bisimoto Engineering. Last year, I had the pleasure of unveiling their 400+hp fully-functional hybrid Honda CR-Z project to the world and this year, or today rather, I have the esteemed honor of revealing their 2012 Honda Civic coupe build. This build, in my opinion, is possibly their best yet. During the build-up, I told Bisi Ezerioha that this has to be his best-looking car yet….I was a little premature in my praise of course, because while I still believe this is his best-looking build yet, I had not had a chance to see the dyno numbers and how much power the new K24z7 produced. This car is absolutely insane. I’ll leave you with a bit of suspense until you can see the horsepower numbers for yourself on the Dyna-Pak screenshot below. What he’s been able to squeeze out of this K-motor is pretty crazy…just hearing it start-up was intense enough…

I was lucky enough to be able to cover more of this build than last year’s Bisimoto CR-Z project. In fact, by the time I saw the CR-Z, it was probably at about 85-90% completion. This year, I was able to see the 2012 Civic from the point in which it was completely stripped down, all the way until the final moment of re-assembly and right when it was loaded on to the trailer and sent off to Honda of America. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to cover every single moment of it, but I’ll tell you this, I spent a couple sleepless nights over there snapping away with the camera while also lending a hand wherever I could to help Bisi and crew finish up the car. The time table was definitely tight on this one but I feel that this 2012 Civic will undoubtedly be a hit at the 2011 SEMA show. What I love about this year’s build is that Bisi also touched on the aesthetics of the car, something that isn’t always a focal point of his builds. Overall, it’s just a very aggressive looking build and it definitely has the guts to back it up….

I have to thank Bisimoto Engineering and Rywire.com for giving me the ability to be present during the build process. It’s a great feeling to be able to unveil such a huge project to the world today. For those of you who will be able to participate in the SEMA festivities, please stop by the Honda section in the main hall to check out this build for yourself. For those of you who aren’t able to go to SEMA, you guys are in for a real treat today. I am going to put up photos and video today from the point in which I first saw the car in raw form to the moment it went back to Honda for shipment to Las Vegas….

I would have liked to have been able to do a more traditional “shoot” like I did last year with the Bisimoto CR-Z but we just ran out of time this year. Luckily I was able to cover more of the intricacies of the build and you get a chance to see the process instead of just the final product. With that said, I would like to formally announce the first official photos of the 2012 Bisimoto Honda Civic coupe….enjoy and if you’re new here, I hope you stick around…

Note – There are quite a bit of photos so please allow them to load…I would have separated them into sections but since I am currently away in Las Vegas, I don’t know if I will have the ability to upload different parts throughout the week… 

This is the state in which the 2012 Honda Civic was in at around 1am on October 20th, 2011…The only visually complete items on the car were the Stop-Tech big brakes, cut-out hood, and full roll cage…

Ryan Basseri from Rywire creating custom brake lines for the Civic…

Bisi Ezerioha, Supertwinz John from AEM, and Ryan Basseri going over some ideas for the engine bay…

I was thinking that Bisi would go with his signature Bisimoto Fighter Special wheel since a couple of them were either mounted on the car or around it, but that wasn’t the case because he had a new wheel to debut on the Civic…

At this point, the exterior was still basically stock, other than the cut-out on the hood…

A look at the cage that was built by Steen Chassis…

Stop-Tech big brake kit…a small wheel spacer was needed to clear the caliper…

Ryan doing work…

Supertwinz John holding up the Burns Stainless short muffler that will eventually go on the Civic…

Ryan under the car working on the custom lines for the rear brakes…

The lines running to a Wilwood proportioning valve…

Bisi and Ryan going over the brake lines….

Bisi swept a little…

This next batch of photos were captured 3 days later. By this point, the motor had gone back into the car, the vehicle wrap was complete, and re-assembly had begun…

First look at the K24Z7 since going back into the coupe…

One of the most noticeable additions that I spotted right away were the AEM High Output Ignition Coils….Definitely didn’t expect Bisi to go back to using a more conventional, external coil over the O.E. coil-over-plug set-up…

I did however, expect to see this massive Turbonetics turbo…

Custom relay and harness set-up built from scratch by Rywire…

Cool little addition that Bisi had found off of an airplane…I forget what it’s used for now but Ryan actually rewired this thing and made it functional…

Ryan working on the fuse box….

Your first look at the graphical livery and vinyl wrap layout. You can see here that the chute has been installed and the new wheels mounted…

How the engine bay looked before the radiator support and everything was reinstalled…

Your first look at the Bisimoto “Eins Gramm” wheel…

Ryan and Bisi working on the engine harness…

Ryan installing the Odyssey battery beneath the headlight…

The K24Z7 engine coming together…

I didn’t get a chance to stay very long that day…  I just wanted to stop by for a bit and check out the progress… The next batch of photos came another 3 days later, on 10/26/2011, just 5 days before SEMA. The car had to go back to Honda of America for press photos and what not, so there was definitely a sense of urgency to finish. The 2012 Civic actually had to be delivered the next morning so Bisi and crew stayed up for a couple days to knock it out…I had pulled an all-nighter for work and other reasons, but I had to make the drive out to Ontario to see this build through to the end…

Random shot of one of Bisi’s Porsche projects sitting outside next to his trailer…

When I got there, Bisi was busy on his laptop configuring the Racepak dash display while two representatives from Extreme Dimensions were busy installing some carbon fiber pieces from their “Carbon Creations” line of products…

In the days that I was away, the car was actually sent out to Bisi’s fabricators for more stuff, including this custom rear wing…

Guys from Extreme Dimensions installing the carbon fiber half-splitter pieces/canards or whatever you call those things…

I forget the exact specs on the wheels right now, but I’m sure wheel fitment and “stance” guys will appreciate it. I think this had to be the first time where Bisi ever had to worry about wheel fitment. There are only so many suspension components out for the 2012 Civics at this point so messing with the camber adjustments and what not was definitely interesting…We eventually where able to get the wheels to fit without that little area of the rear bumper being pushed out slightly…

The “Eins Gramm” logo on the wheel which means, easily enough, “One Gram”…

The engine bay with the radiator, core support, and front mount intercooler re-installed…

At one point in the afternoon, we stopped to eat lunch since Bisi had ordered pizza, and it was great to see a photo of Misa Campo hanging inside the Bisimoto offices after staring at car parts and dudes all day…haha…

After we finished eating and chatting for a bit, it was back to work. I took the time to get some more detail shots of the Bisimoto Civic coupe…

A closer look at the custom vents on his drag wing…

Bisimoto-themed custom graphical livery…

Better look at the AEM High Voltage “Smart” ignition coils mounted to a plate on the Golden Eagle intake manifold…

The massive Turbonetics turbocharger…

Okay, so speaking of the giant turbo, Bisi had tuned the K24Z7 motor earlier on in the day and revealed to us the final numbers from his tune…

There were still some very minor issues that will need to be resolved once SEMA comes to a conclusion but your eyes aren’t deceiving you…the Bisimoto Engineering 2012 Honda Civic produced 1004 horsepower and 623LB-Ft of torque… One-thousand and four horsepower K24!…

A shot of the front bumper…

A shot of the rear of the Civic….

Bisi Ezerioha putting some of his vinyl decals on to support his many sponsors…

Big Mike helped with the rear window decals…

A shot of the cockpit with the custom airplane “launch” switches…

Almost complete…Below is a video of one of the start-ups so you guys can get a chance to hear the motor….

Corner of the front bumper featuring another batch of sponsors….

Vibrant Vanjen clamps…

Golden Eagle Pro Series fuel rail…

All hands on board to help!…

The Turbonetics unit in motion…

Ryan going over some last minute details in the bay…

A final look at the Bisimoto Eins Gramm wheel on Falken Azenis…

Bisi applying the “BISIMOTO.COM” banner to signify it’s completion…

Below is a video of the 2012 Civic making it’s way out of the facility for the first time and getting onto a trailer for SEMA…

See you at SEMA 2011!…

That’s a wrap…if you guys are going to be attending the SEMA 2011 show, make sure to stop by the Honda section and check out the 1000+ horsepower Bisimoto Engineering 2012 Honda Civic. Remember where you guys saw it first….www.stickydiljoe.com!!!

I apologize for not being able to get better shots of the Civic outside of the facility, there just wasn’t any time. Below is a link to a larger sized photo so you can have a better view of what the car looks like…

Larger Version (1200×800)

Thanks for looking, and thank you to Bisimoto Engineering for the opportunity!!

See me in Vegas, I’m outta here!!! I will definitely try to update whenever I get the chance!

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19 thoughts on “Exclusive Content…The Bisimoto Engineering 2012 Honda Civic SEMA Build Revealed…

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  2. Wow! Simply amazing. Was that 1004Hp obtained with a cautious boost level or max? Eithier way thats crazy. Rear tires don’t look they can hold half the Hp. What width tire do they plan on dragging with? Dope sneak peak Joey!

  3. To me as a German speaking person it feels odd to read “Eins Gramm” since it must be “Ein Gramm”…
    Anyways, great build and great rims!

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  5. i saw bisi on the freeway as he was delivering the car to honda, i think. this is insanely cool! more exclusive content from the man who makes me love owning a honda that much more! props my friend!

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