The videos from the thread I posted have him launching pretty hard on his AWD EG.There are a few EG's and EK hatch's done. Probably because there is no means to beef up the drive train to handle high power launches. One of the weakest link on an EVO is their transfer case. Then their tranny. I have seen 2 awd drive Civic's in person. Pretty cool stuff but for the 8th gen the juice is not worth the squeeze. You remember, they had Wagon back in the day that was AWD from the factory.
You could beef up the drivetrain with an AWD platform just like you can with our FWD.. Better axles, stronger driveshaft, etc.. Why do you say there's no way to do that? I'm pretty sure the aftermarket strengthened gears work in the Element/CRV K series AWD transmissions too.