Jason Scharold’s 2008 EX-L I4 Coupe
There’s no shortage of nice coupes in our community, and this month we’re showing off another one. This month’s Accord of the Month is Jason Scharold’s 2008 Nighthawk Black Pearl EX-L I4 coupe. This coupe is a great mixture of form and function and that’s what we like about it. This car is proof that you don’t have to absolutely slam a car for it to look good.
Jason kept the exterior styling of this car clean and simple and really played off of the Nighthawk Black Pearl paint. He threw on the replica Mugen grille and added a splitter from a 2012 Subaru WRX STi. These paired with his headlights really gives the front end a pretty aggressive look.
Speaking of headlights, Jason went the custom route. He took his OEM headlights and painted the housing the same color as his car, Nighthawk Black Pearl. From there he added XC RGB halos from forum sponsor, The Retrofit Source. Jason also added red and blue demon eyes, replaced all bulbs with LEDs and blacked out his side reflectors. All of these additions make the OEM coupe lights look like a completely different set.
Jason was the first person to buy the KTuner tuning solution for the 8th generation coupe. Combined with his various bolt-ons, like his GReddy SP Elite cat back exhaust and Skunk2 downpipe, that gave him a decent bump in power from the factory tune and components. The gold powder coated valve cover and the gold washers to replace the plastic clips are a nice look for this engine bay.
This car is sitting on a set of Megan EZ Street Series coilovers with a J-Power camber kit in the back. With an upgraded rear sway bar and front strut tower bar, the handling in this car has improved quite a bit. These wheels are a set of Enkei GP5s wrapped in Goodyear Eagle 1 rubber. Jason may not have the most aggressive stance we have ever seen, but you don’t have to run tons of camber to look good!
Jason recently built this custom wood floor in his trunk and it looks great. The ebonized oak really looks sharp in the trunk of his black coupe. We hope to see him throw an air tank and compressors on this floor soon. Follow Jason’s build on Instagram and go see what he’s talking about on the forum!
A few words from Jason:
I’d like to give a shout out to my good friend and photographer Hunter Boyer for doing an amazing job of shooting my car. Go check him out on Instagram! And also thanks to our8thgens.com for taking the time to do these every month!!!