Nica Onate / Brian Diaz | November 05, 2016 08:54
Honda highlights wave of Civic concepts and race cars for SEMA
Honda recently revealed new Civic concepts at this year's Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.
Starting with the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Factory Performance concept, which features some parts from the in-house Honda Factory Performance (HFP) brand, such as red splitters and side skirts, various HFP badging, and bright-red spoiler. It is also fitted with a 19-inch wheels, hiding new cross-drilled brake rotors.
Second is the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe by MAD Industries powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four producing an output of 176 PS to 203 PS. It features new intake, exhaust, custom paint, and carbon-fiber aerodynamic parts. Also, the car is lowered by 1.5 inches through the help of Eibach suspension. The tenth-generation Civic rides on a 19-inch wheels that wear sticky Toyo Proxes T1R tires.
Third is the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe Tjin Edition which has few modifications such as its new Baer breakes, BC Racing coilover suspension, and side skirts and a rear lip from the HFP catalog. It is also fitted with an 18-inch Rotiform OZT wheels.
Fourth is the Honda Civic Racing concept designed by Honda engineers in order to get an idea on how they will create the newest Civic Coupe racing. It is equipped with a full Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) which features lightweight battery, oil cooler, new intake and exhaust, and new radiator.
Other upgrades include uprated brakes, H&R springs, Bilstein shock absorber, Alcoa breaks, and several safety durability upgrades. Honda said that this car is scheduled to race at the upcoming 25 Hours of Thunderhill.