Firstly, this isn't any ordinary Accord.
It comes equipped with Honda's most powerful H22A engine, producing 220hp @ 7200rpm and a respectable torque figure of 220nm @ 6700rpm. This is usually the catch with other small capacity Honda engines; although it is easy to bump up the HP, it's is pretty hard to do the same with the torque figure. Given that fact, although on paper it is quite impressive, you have to really work the car in order to realise its power. That's okay though, because in buying this car, you're probably not the type to cruise around at 1500rpm to save gas. Speaking of which, with a high compression ratio, you need to pump the high octane stuff. Party trick for the Euro R would be the LSD to help plant its power to the ground.
My Honda Accord Euro R is bone stock standard. No modifications have been done to it whatsoever. The Accord is equipped with 16 inch alloy wheels, a stiffer body and improved brakes. Also comes with Recaro Bucket seats, a leather wrapped MOMO steering wheel, and aluminium shift knob, white gauge cluster, and a red painted engine cover. Also, this car was one of the first Japanese cars to come out with HID headlights, and the usual creature comforts are also standard; power windows, air con, driver and passenger airbags, ABS.
This car has 2 personalities. You can drive it around town, and it is a very comfortable ride, and yet no one would know you have 220hp beating under the bonnet. The other personality would be when you enter VTEC zone, kicking in at around 5400rpm, the car is a monster pulling towards redline in every gear, screaming its head off,
Throwing this car around corners, it handles like a dream. The suspension is hard enough to take on twisty tight turns, yet gentle enough for easy driving. Putting this thing through its paces on the twisty back roads is a wonderful experience. Keep it in VTEC, and you're in for a treat.
So if you're looking for a car that won't attract the boys in blue, is cheap on insurance, cheap on gas (if you stay out of VTEC), and able to rip up the tarmac, the Accord Euro is definitely one not to be overlooked.