If Non Fujita's 240 is a show car built around racecar components, and Keith Ta's Supra is a show car being transformed into a racecar, then Paul Ho's Honda Civic is a racecar that's sweet enough for the show car scene. The intercooler (1a) and carbon fiber hood (1b) are standard equipment in this company, but Ho also added a carbon-fiber rear wing (1c) and J-spec headlights (1d) for that authentic JDM look. The 1.8-liter VTEC engine (2a), reworked after being lifted from a friend's Integra, has emerged as the de facto engine of choice for Civic tuners. The gargantuan turbo (2b), mated to Ho's custom exhaust manifold (2c), dials from 14 psi of boost on the street to 26 psi on the track. Ho designed, fabricated and welded the exhaust manifold (3) -- the ultimate in customization. He bent mild-steel tubing into equal-length runners, welded the tubes into place, and treated the exhaust headers with a ceramic coating. If serious about your drivetrain, it's not uncommon to mount extra gauges -- water temperature, oil temperature, oil pressure and fuel pressure -- in front of the passenger seat (4a). The ignition box is mounted on the floorboard (4b), as is the launch control (4c), which allows Ho to set his engine speed for racing launches. The turbo boost controller, meanwhile, is hidden inside the glovebox. Ho tracks the boost, air-fuel ratio and exhaust gas temperature using the gauge cluster to the driver's left (5a), though as a practical matter, he doesn't have time to consult them when he's speeding toward his shift-point redline of 9,800 rpm. (That's why God created shift lights.) Note how the rollcage (5b) is artfully routed through the dashboard instead of bent around it.