Civic Honda Factory Performance (HFP) Concept sedan

While Honda didn't roll out any new models or concepts at SEMA 2008, it did introduce a few new trim levels and accessory packages to some old favorites. The Civic Honda Factory Performance (HFP) Concept sedan represents Honda's quest to bring the performance of its Type-R and Si models in line with its green initiatives.
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Civic Honda Factory Performance (HFP) Concept sedan

The Civic HFP Concept Sedan receives aero improvements all around in the form of lightweight front and rear bumpers, side skirts, and a rear spoiler.
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Civic Honda Factory Performance (HFP) Concept sedan (rear)

The rear spoiler is a low-drag type that sits flush with the rear deck. An HFP performance exhaust has been fitted to help the engine breath a bit better.
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Civic Honda Factory Performance (HFP) Concept sedan (wheels)

A fully adjustable suspension has been fitted, featuring similar tech as the Japanese Honda Civic Type-R. These super-lightweight wheels feature aero covers to cut down on wind resistance as the Civic moves.
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2009 Ridgeline Powersports Concept

The Ridgeline Powersports Concept started as a bone stock Honda Ridgeline before receiving a barrage of Honda Genuine Accessories. The motorcycle wheel guide and bed extender allow this Ridgeline to haul any motorcycle in Honda's two-wheel lineup.
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2009 Civic Coupe HFP

Honda also had a Civic Coupe on hand with HFP parts, though not tuned to the degree of the Sedan Concept. HFP parts and accessories are available through Honda dealerships.
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Civic Custom display

Honda's Civic Si display had this cool touch-screen interface where you could specify colors and graphics. When you were satisfied with your vehicle, you could have a paper-model template e-mailed to you.
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2009 Fit Sport with MUGEN accessories

Ask any Honda enthusiast about Mugen and they'll tell you about the motor-sports tuning company's long history and close relationship with Honda in Japan. This Fit Sport with Mugen accessories represents Honda's second attempt to give U.S. Honda buyers dealership access to Mugen parts.
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2009 Fit Sport with MUGEN accessories

Mugen wheels, exhaust, full-body kit, short-shifter, and suspension upgrades set this Fit a cut above the already impressive Fit Sport.
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Tjin Edition 2009 Fit project

The Tjin Edition 2009 Fit was built by tuner Gene Tjin. It features a custom blue/gray paint job, dual-pane sunroof, and Kenstyle side skirts and rear wing. HID Xenon headlamps, 16-inch BBS RS wheels (custom powder-coated matte black), and an adjustable coilover suspension finish the exterior nicely.
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Tjin Edition 2009 Fit project

The interior features a full Realm Audio sound system with 12-inch subwoofers, component speakers, and amplifiers.
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Tjin Edition 2009 Fit project

The seats and interior trim have been rewrapped in black and tan leather with contrast stitching. This Fit isn't equipped with nitrous oxide--those two bottles of NOS are just energy drinks. Pointless, but the kids seem to like it.
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Galpin Honda 2009 Accord 2dr project

This Galpin Honda Accord Coupe receives all of the hallmarks of the Fast and Furious generation: bright blue paint job, huge rolling stock, slammed HKS suspension, and a huge spoiler.
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Galpin Honda 2009 Accord 2dr project

However, this Accord is not all show and no go. It features a Godspeed turbocharger--as indicated by the intercooler in the front grill--and features a custom exhaust. The end result is 400 horsepower. The gratuitous use of carbon-fiber replacement panels also keeps the weight down. A full Galpin Auto Sports rollcage keeps the driver safe and the chassis stiff.
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Galpin Honda 2009 Accord 2dr project

The Galpin Accord is, however, a street racer, with a full interior (making use of even more carbon fiber) and a full audio system. The rear seats have been replaced with a huge subwoofer enclosure, offsetting any weight saved by the carbon fiber body panels. At least in the back seat, those heavy subs won't affect the weight distribution too much.
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Ryan Shutt 2009 Pilot project

Even the largest Honda can be tuned and modded, as indicated by this Ryan Shutt Honda Pilot project. Custom wheels, custom paint and graphics, and super dark tint just scream, "Look at me! I'm different!"
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Ryan Shutt 2009 Pilot project

It's even less subtle on the inside, with a bright orange custom center console topped off with an aftermarket touch-screen headunit of unknown origin.
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Ryan Shutt 2009 Pilot project

Lift the rear hatch of this 2009 Pilot and you'll be greeted with even more orange, four subwoofers, and many hundreds watts worth of amplification.
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Fenton Motorsports Civic Si Coupe

This Fenton Motorsports Civic Si Coupe was one of two racing Civics on display. Both models compete in the Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series.
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Fenton Motorsports Civic Si Coupe

How's this for Car Tech? No interior. No stereo. No electronics or comforts whatsoever. Just a steering wheel, shifter, pedals, and a seat. That piece of paper taped to the dash outlines the start-up sequence for cranking this trackday Civic.
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