Not all projects have to go for maximum efficiency or power. They can be outrageously pointless and still be fun. Need proof? Just take a look at this quad-turbo Honda Civic.
This car was built by Kyle Williams for his YouTube channel, Boosted Lifestyle. He bought it with a 1.6-liter B16 inline-four packing forged internals, and decided to bolt on not one, not two, but four BorgWarner K03 turbochargers, one for each exhaust outlet. He cut up the factory exhaust manifold and fabricated tubes to make everything fit, and it looks as absurd as you’d think. Here’s a video of him putting everything together for the first time:
Originally, Williams wanted to mount the turbos in front of the motor, but with the radiator in the way, he ended up mounting them in the spectacular fashion you see here. We think it’s more fun this way. Here’s how it sounds:
Of course, having so many turbos isn’t exactly the most efficient way to make power, but the car does make boost. Here’s video of Williams driving it for the first time:
In the car’s latest update, Williams equipped snow tracks to the front wheels so he could continue driving the car throughout winter. Here’s how it fared adventuring through a snow-coated field, then later, an icy road:
Obviously, slapping on four turbochargers to a tiny engine like this isn’t the most efficient, cheapest, or least complex way to make power. But it’s a whole lot more interesting, that’s for sure.