Honda Civic Type R Makes North American Debut at 2016 SEMA Show

Civic Type R headlines "Civicpalooza" display featuring more than nine tuned, accessorized and custom-built Civic Sedans, Coupes and Hatchbacks.

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Honda will showcase a large presence at the 2016 SEMA show, headlined by the North American debut of the radical new Civic Type R prototype, straight from its global introduction in Paris. The Civic R Prototype offers a glimpse into the styling of the next-generation Civic Type R, which will top off the 10th generation Civic lineup when it launches next year.

Joining the Type R will be a posse of custom-built, accessorized and tuned Civic variants. This “Civicpalooza” will highlight the custom options available for the new Civic – from an all-new 2017 Civic Hatchback with Honda Genuine Accessories to the 600-horsepower Civic Red Bull Global Rallycross race car, fresh off its strong performance at the 2016 GRC season finale in Los Angeles.

Honda’s SEMA footprint also will include the innovative, all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck outfitted with Honda Genuine Accessories, along with three Honda Ridgeline project vehicles built in partnership with some of the most creative automotive tuning houses in the U.S.

Further demonstrating the broad range of performance products and racing activities that only Honda can boast, Honda Powersports and Honda Performance Development (HPD), the racing arm of Honda, will showcase a number of products and tuner projects, including the Indianapolis 500 Winning Alexander Rossi Indycar, the 2017 Honda Grom, and a number of Honda Powersports SEMA projects, including expertly tuned versions of the CRF250R, CB500F, CB500S, CBR1000RR SP, CBR600RR Race Bike, and more.

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2017 Honda Civic Type R Prototype

The radical Honda Civic Type R Prototype builds on the low and wide proportion of the new Civic Hatchback and is enhanced by muscular body styling and modifications to aid aerodynamic performance. The exterior is wrapped in a highly reflective, finely-grained brushed aluminum-effect finish, which is unique to the prototype car. At the front, the aggressive fascia is accentuated with a winged carbon fiber splitter and sporty red accent line. Additional slatted ducts add width to the fascia, and diamond-mesh inserts fill the sculpted air intakes.

Honda’s iconic red “H” badge, which adorns all Type R models, sits prominently on the front grille at the nose of the car. There is a new intake on the hood, with an air scoop sited centrally in a trapezoidal recess. Smoked lenses for the LED headlights, indicators and side indicator repeater lights reflect the Type R Prototype’s more aggressive character. Carbon fiber side skirts run the length of the side sills, between 20-inch piano black alloy wheels with red accents and 245-section high-performance tires. A beefy carbon fiber diffuser runs below the wider rear fascia, which frames three fully-functional tailpipes flanked by a pair of directional strakes. The smaller diameter central tailpipe is highlighted in bright metallic red. Model-exclusive vortex generators at the rear edges of the roof point backward toward a visually striking rear wing.

Honda Civic Type R Prototype

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback/Honda Factory Performance (HFP) Concept

The 2017 Civic Hatchback joins the 2016 Civic Sedan and Coupe as the third body style in the 10th-generation Civic lineup. Combining Euro-inspired styling and 5-door hatchback versatility with world-class driving dynamics and Honda direct-injected turbo engine technology, the Civic Hatchback is designed for buyers seeking an even more expressive, sporty and versatile Civic.

The 2017 Civic Hatchback is outfitted with a Honda Factory Performance accessory concept package featuring custom HFP accessories including deck lid spoiler, brake rotors, carpet floor mats and emblems. In addition, the vehicle sports red underbody spoilers, black wheel lock and wheel lugs and 19-inch HFP alloy wheels.

2016 Honda Civic Coupe GRC Competitive Race Car

Fresh off the heels of the 2016 Global Rallycross season finale, the 2016 GRC Civic Coupe Competitive Race car arrives on the SEMA floor, literally covered with track dust and dirt. Developed from a production-model 2016 Civic Coupe chassis by renowned builders and racers Olsbergs MSE (OMSE) with technical assistance from Honda Performance Development (HPD), the Civic Red Bull GRC car is built to withstand the rigorous demands of racing in a series that emphasizes repeated aggressive acceleration and varied terrain. The car will boast more than 600 horsepower, turn in a 0-60 mph time of 1.9 seconds and is designed to handle the 70-foot table-top jumps featured on each racetrack.

2017 Honda Civic Coupe Racing Concept

The same designers and engineers responsible for the development of the 10th-generation Civic Coupe have built the 2016 Coupe Racing Concept car. Built with an FIA specification safety cage, the 2016 Coupe Racing Concept is able to compete in domestic and international endurance sports car events, and will make its first official race debut at the USAF 25 Hour of Thunderhill on December 3-4, 2016.

2016 SEGA Sonic Civic Sedan

The SEGA Sonic Civic embodies the spirit of the Sonic the Hedgehog classic video game, whose main character Sonic, and Sonic’s world, is featured throughout the modified vehicle. Fox Marketing Cars, based in York, Pennsylvania, led the design and customization that includes: custom wheels and tires representing Sonic’s famous red shoes and gold rings, a custom exterior including a one-of-a-kind vinyl Sonic the Hedgehogdesign and bespoke paint scheme, a Sonic Black Grille and BASF R-M Candy Sonic Blue painted exterior with custom Sonic Yellow throughout including a Sonic Yellow Honda logo. Custom interior features include Sonic the Hedgehog front and rear seats with Katzkin Blue Leather and custom Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary embroidered logos.  A custom trunk design with Rockford Fosgate audio-visual system featuring two 500-watt T1S2 10-inch subwoofers, two 500-watt TM400 400-watt amplifiers, and a floor-mounted flip-up/down 32-inch television for video game fans to play Sonic the Hedgehog complete the build.

2017 Honda Performance Development Civic Body-In-White/Performance Race Parts

The 2017 Civic Body-In-White was designed to allow amateur and pro race teams the ability to build new race cars without having to tear apart a production car, making it easier to go racing with the latest touring car chassis tech at an affordable price. Honda Performance Development (HPD) will also be supplying a full line of performance parts needed to turn it into a competitive race car including engine, transmission, suspension, brake components and more. With Civic racers competing in the Pirelli World Challenge, IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge events and numerous Club Racing programs, HPD’s Racing Line program not only offers the Body-In-White and accompanying performance parts, but includes direct engineering support from the HPD engineers that develop and evaluate these products. More information can be found at: http://hpd.honda.com/racing-line.

2016 Honda Civic Coupe aLL STaR Performance / Tjin Edition

The aLL STaR Performance / Tjin Edition Honda Civic Coupe was designed to be the ultimate street cruiser and incorporates elements from various automotive genres to showcase the personalization potential of the restyled Civic. The exterior features an Apollo Top One Auto Part front lip spoiler, matched with a pair of HFP side skirts and rear valances, all sprayed in a custom Axalta Sunrise yellow paint finish, applied by LR Autobody. For rollers and stoppers, a set of forged Rotiform OZT wheels are wrapped in the all-new Falken FK450 tires, while a custom BC Racing BR Series coilover kit and Baer 6P brake upgrade finish the suspension and braking. The interior features a one-of-a-kind Katzkin perforated suede and leather combination complimenting the Civic’s exterior.

2016 Honda Civic Coupe / MAD Industries

The MAD Industries Civic showcases the versatility and fun factor behind the all-new Civic Coupe, with its aggressive stance and turbocharged power. Painted in BASF R-M Waterborn System in Aegean Blue and Jet Black, complete with Carbon 2 Carbon handcrafted Carbon fiber ground effects, single exhaust and Spec R wing, the MAD Industries Coupe catches the eye from every angle. The bold cockpit artfully blends the Aegean Blue and black exterior accents detailed by MAD Industries luxurious-but-sporty appointed custom interior, along with Roadwire leather seat covers with perforated suede inserts, contrasted by blue stitching in the seat, door panels and Steering wheel. The Eibach Pro Kit Performance Springs are on a set of stunning 19″ “rotiform” QLB Forged wheels wrapped with Toyo Proxes T1R High Performance tires.

2016 Honda Civic Sedan Meguiars Build – Civic X Concept

On display at the Meguiar’s booth, the recrafted Civic X Concept is meant to showcase the
10th generation Civic sedan platform as a solid foundation for customization and personalization. Upgrades bring a sense of classic Honda tuning tradition but are recrafted with a modern day edge. The goal was to give a nod to the clean aesthetic and design language of the builds at the height of the Honda movement from the mid- to late 1990s yet invoke a feeling of luxury and sport that feels progressive and current. The car has a sportier aesthetic due to the use of a carbon fiber hood and numerous Honda accessory enhancements. The exterior package is complemented with black accents in gloss and matt black textures. Performance fun is boosted by a number of upgrades from Greddy Performance Products while styling and handling is further enhanced with SSR wheels and Pirelli ultra-high performance tires. A more aggressive stance and firmer handling is delivered by a full coilover. The interior receives a major overhaul with a two-tone red and black alcantara combination and features contrast stitching while sound is amplified thanks to a custom system featuring additional subwoofers and amplifiers. The complete package embodies a reminiscent build execution of years past, but is executed in a classic and timeless style to appeal to the desire of today’s more luxury conscious customers.

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