While the 1999 Si Coupe strays from the hatchback format that the “Si” performance trim cut its teeth on, the US-built Civic’s traditional coupe shape does help it appeal to its largest market: North America. And what helps it appeal to drivers is a great, flexible engine with a dual personality thanks to VTEC. Honda’s variable valve timing technology allows the Si to be frugal in normal driving, but swing the tachometer toward 6,000 RPMs and the “hot” cam will kick in. Combined with upgraded internals, higher compression, and a revised intake manifold, the 1.6-liter engine’s maximum output is 160 horsepower, or 100 horsepower per liter—a specific output number once only associated with the most exotic of supercars. Paired with advanced double-wishbone suspension at all corners featuring revised dampers, stiffer springs, and an uprated anti-sway bar, the Si coupe also handles very well. The Civic Si is great stock, but it’s also a blank slate for aftermarket customization, and in Forza it’s no exception—there are plenty of modifications available to make this Honda the ultimate expression of your driving passion.