Gold Standard

Wednesday 08 February, 2012 | By Ken

You have likely seen the “24K coupe” at Honda Day, read about it recently in Honda Tuning Magazine, or happened to “liked” at least one of the many pictures of the coupe that have gone viral on the interweb. Famous? Sure. But what makes this coupe stand out from most other builds is that this vehicle is not your typical show car, spending most of its days waiting for a weekend cruise to an event nor is it your typical race car that tears up the asphalt then gets right back onto a trailer after a few runs.

There are various types of enthusiast, but the most common ones fall into three categories. Those that care only about show, stance, fitment and just looking good. Those who are die-hard, “I-could-careless-how-i-look-just-as-long-as-I’m-in-front” racers. And there is the majority of enthusiast that fall into the category of wanting to build a car that has the best of both worlds. The 24K coupe is a prime example of a build that brings together power and elegance and sets the standard for how a true driven-regularly-street-car should be setup.

The notoriously ugly streets and highways of the 5 boroughs is not a deterrent for this daily driver. On any given day, you will find 24K sitting in front of VRaceworks, Uptown on Broadway or cruising around town. Don’t be surprised to even see 24K ripping through the gears. Warning. 500+ whp on the street can get ugly for the next lane real fast.

24K too pretty for the streets of New York City? On the contrary, the coupe looks right at home in the heart of Manhattan, the borough she resides in.

You know what time it is…..

Exterior:   Password:JDM splitters / Seibon carbon-fiber front lip / Seibon carbon-fiber rear lip / Seibon carbon-fiber trunk / Seibon carbon-fiber hood / Spoon-style side mirrors / OEM optional window visors

Interior:   Password:JDM Recaro seats / 5-pt Takata harnesses / Sparco harness bar / Spoon Sports steering wheel / Mugen shift knob / Password:JDM airbag delete tray / AEM boost, oil, fuel gauges

B18C / HaSport motor mounts / JE 81.5mm pistons / Eagle rods / Garrett GT3582R / AFI ram-horn manifold / TiAL 44mm wastegate / TiAL Q blow-off valve / Magnus intake manifold / Skunk2 74mm throttle body / Skunk2 Tuner I cams / Hov-built headwork / Westchester Crank machine work / Ferrea valves / Skunk2 dual valvesprings / Skunk2 retainers / Precision intercooler / 3-inch intercooler piping / Custom Vibrant 3-inch downpipe / Thermal Research 3-inch exhaust / Bosch Full Blown fuel pump / Golden Eagle fuel rail / Russell fittings / Aeromotive FPR / Koyo radiator / Samco radiator hoses / Tilton carbon twin disc clutch / Quaife LSD / Driveshaft Shop 3.9 axles / AEM Series II ECU / Spoon Sports spark plug wires / MSD ignition /
MSD MVD / AFI catch can / Tein hood dampers / Password:JDM hardware kit / Password:JDM VTEC solenoid cover / Password:JDM radiator stay /
Spoon Sports oil and radiator cap

577 whp and 463 lb-ft at 18 psi

BBS RS 16×8 front, 16×9 rear / Falken Azenis 205/40-16

KSport coilovers / Energy Suspension bushings / Skunk2 Pro Series camber kits, front and rear / Function7 subframe brace and arms / Password:JDM rear shock tower bar / Resistance / Spoon Sports calipers / EBC drilled and slotted rotors / Hawk SH pads / Russell steel braided brake lines

And a special cameo from Bulletproof. Check out the SNTRL X collaboration feature for both the 24K Coupe and Bulletproof right HERE for the second set of shots from the photoshoots.

Be sure to scroll down for the full gallery of this Feature.

Photo Credit: Kenny Bascon / Chris Mallari

About the author

Co-founder, Managing Director, Photographer, and editor for SNTRL. To many in the Tri-State, Kenny aka "MAD JDM" needs no introduction. Always out there, always ready, always down.

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