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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.