Manajah Wells showing how it is possible to get a normally aspirated car into the 10’s with his Honda Civic EJ9. He is running a 2.4l K24 engine, with uprated pistons, rods and cams, 64mm itbs, and a stock gearbox.
With a 14:2 compression, the car is pushing out about 380hp. The engine will redline at 10200, but Manajah shifts gear at 9800. Best time recorded here is a 10.48 @ 131mph, but he has slightly improved on that, with a 10.46 @ 130mph.