Sunny Suravarapu's '04 Accord EX V6
Nobody can ever accuse Sunny Suravarapu of succumbing to the status quo. When the Honda masses established Civics and Integras as standard issue, Sunny bought an Accord. When subtle, JDM paraphernalia became de-facto bolt-on fare, Sunny opted for more flamboyant add-ons from whereabouts non-JDM. And when Honda tuners worldwide all but shied away from multiple-turbo forced induction, Sunny bolted not one but two turbochargers onto his Accord's bright and shiny V6.
It's entirely possible that it all began with Sunny's father, a man who owned a first-generation Prelude-not a Civic. Sunny later found himself among the ranks of the fraternity that is the 1980s Japanese sport coupe aficionado, now the owner of a second-generation Prelude, and later a third-generation Prelude-both, also not Civics. It only made sense then that he purchase his friend Steve's fourth-generation Prelude (which incidentally isn't a Civic either) once it was up for sale. Problem was, Sunny's dad didn't exactly approve of his son paying for a modified car like Steve's. Turns out that Sunny wasn't interested in owning all five iterations of Honda's Prelude, though, and instead gave up on Honda's crown jewel coupe altogether and purchased an '04 Accord EX V6, which, for all intents and purposes, is also no Civic.
With one of the most under-appreciated chassis of the Honda family, Sunny is breaking the
Like most fathers, Sunny's clearly forewarned against any alterations to his son's Accord. Sunny didn't listen, and the shenanigans commenced. First, he lowered the almost-new coupe with the help of Eibach springs tucked behind Blitz Technospeed rims. An AEM cold-air intake along with some in-car entertainment also caboodled their way onto Sunny's Accord, despite dad's clear instructions. And then one day Sunny's friend told him of the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show-the biggest automotive aftermarket gathering on Earth. This is the day that everything went terribly wrong as far as Sunny's dad is concerned.
Not long after learning of SEMA, Sunny determined that he'd have his car there in time for its 2006 engagement. Trouble was, his Accord wasn't exactly SEMA-worthy. To be sure, Sunny's Accord wasn't even ready for the Tuesday night meet-up in the nearby taco shop parking lot. Although the wheels and intake made for well-intended beginnings, the V6 two-door still fell short in terms of being anything special. External modifications like the AIT Racing body kit were Sunny's first attempts at changing all of that. Of course, an Accord of SEMA proportions almost always requires an exterior color change; Sunny's is no different. Its sheet metal is buried underneath House of Kolors Kandy Red, an appropriate juxtaposition against the bare, carbon-fiber hood, roof, roof spoiler, and trunk-also from AIT Racing. Finally, Sunny updated his Accord's wheel package with 19-inch PIAA Super Rozzas.