Beastie Hatchback certainly lives up to its name. This bold EG Civic is as much an engineering exercise as some of Affinity Aerodynamic’s other projects—the Enviate being one of them. Unlike the Enviate, this front-wheel drive economy car is subject to more constraints though it’s no less extreme. Thanks to the wild imaginations of owner Aric Streeter and builder Cody Loveland, this outrageous creation ought to give Civic tuners something to aspire towards beyond the basic all-motor momentum machines.
A Striking Silhouette
The flared fenders and wings first catch the eye, and the trained eye might recognize some of them. The front and rear wings are the same as the Enviate Hypercar: the car which came 2nd in the Unlimited Class at Pike’s Peak two years ago. The Enviate program was extensively developed through CFD and rigorous testing, so they applied known parts to Beastie Hatchback in order to form a basis. Next, Loveland built an extensive diffuser and sub-floor system, utilizing front underway extractors and a complete second splitter under the engine. This allows for some adjustment of how the air of the underside of the front wing reacts. In addition, the front wing, which measures some 98″ across, has adjustable second elements that allow for adjustments depending on track conditions.