LAS VEGAS -- Honda used the Specialty Equipment Market Association show here to announce a performance version of its recently redesigned Civic and show off a prototype Accord with a supercharger.
The Civic Si Coupe HFP (for Honda Factory Performance) kit includes a sport suspension that lowers ride height by 0.6 inch and adds 18-inch wheels and stiffer springs and shocks.
The Civic Si Coupe HFP is the first product on which the performance team has collaborated with Honda's in-house racing arm, Honda Performance Development, to test and verify the package's performance improvements. According to Honda, the two units will work together on future projects.
To dress up the outside, the kit includes a front lip spoiler, side sills and a rear bumper underbody spoiler. The kit also includes LED ambient lighting. The package retails for $4,244 and carries a three-year/36,000-mile warranty when installed by the dealer at the time of the new-car purchase.
For the track warriors, Honda had a race-prepped 2012 Civic Si coupe prepared by Compass360 Racing.
Honda also showed off an Accord coupe V-6 concept outfitted with the Honda Factory Performance package with upgraded suspension, body kit and rims. The concept part of the equation comes from a supercharger, intake and exhaust system tuned by Honda's racing unit.
Estimated output figures, according to Honda, are 333 hp and 285 pounds-feet of torque, up from the stock V-6's output of 271 hp and 254 pounds-feet of torque.