The 2013 Honda Accord Coupe made its official debut just three months ago and it looks like Honda has already decided to amaze us with the car’s incredible updating possibilities. One of the limited editions prepared by the company for the 2012 SEMA Show is a very cool limited edition Coupe HFP (Honda Factory Performance). The model will be limited to only 500 units and will add another $4,650 over the Accord’s standard price of $23,350. Sales will begin in the spring of 2013.
The new HFP package will add a series of impressive updates that will enhance the exclusive appeal of the 2013 Accord Coupe. It will include HFP front, side, and rear underbody spoilers and a decklid spoiler. The car will sit on a new set of 19" HFP alloy wheels combined with a new HFP sport suspension that lowers the car’s height by 15 mm and enhances handling.
The interior will receive red illumination, HFP floor mats and HFP badges for each side and the trunk.
Everyone knows Bisimoto Engineering for their amazing street and race vehicles, but the 2012 SEMA Show is proving to be an opportunity for them to show off just how much they can do. They have already unveiled a few impressive updated vehicles, like the 600 HP Elantra GT, but they’re adding yet another one to their list with the Grand Touring package based on the 2013 Honda Accord Coupe.
The tuner started by adding HPF side skirts, a fascia kit for the front and rear, and continued with a Gatorwrap custom laminated body wrap combined with a Denmatic design scheme. The interior received GT3 racing seats and a roll cage.
The exterior and interior upgrades were only thrown in to provide a complete package because the real star of the show is the upgrades of the engine. The Honda’s standard V6 engine has been tricked to deliver an amazing 401 HP (up from the standard 300). For this update, the tuner used a supercharger system and a new Cat-back exhaust system.
The Honda Accord Coupe sits on a new set of 19"aluminum wheels combined with a coil suspension and a sway bar.
Here’s another Honda CR-Z that made a SEMA comeback after its debut at the 2010 SEMA Auto Show.
Courtesy of Eibach Springs, this 2011 CR-Z was retooled and modified to become the kind of car everybody has always known the CR-Z could become. The look of the CR-Z hybrid suggests the extensive work Eibach Springs did to make it look the way it does. Among the added elements on the exterior are a C-West aero kit, a Mugen spoiler, an elaborate paint scheme and graphics, a new suspension program courtesy of Eibach, and a big brake kit from Stoptech. Inside, the standard features of the CR-Z were taken out in favor of a complete racing set-up that includes Sparco seats and a full roll bar.
But the most important order of business involving this project was taking out the original hybrid drivetrain of the CR-Z and replacing it with a 2.4-liter K24 four-cylinder engine from an Acura TSX. This new engine produces 280 horsepower and gets some extra help from K&N with a new intake system. Seeing as the CR-Z’s original IMA hybrid system is made up of a 1.5-liter engine combined with an electric motor that provides a total of 124 horsepower and 131 lb/ft of torque, we’re thinking that 280 ponies is a very significant upgrade. But there’s more.
According to some folks from Eibach Springs, this particular CR-Z will still receive a supercharger after SEMA, which means that when all is said and done, it’s going to pack way more than just 280 horsepower.
If you want to talk about taking a mild-mannered 2012 Honda Civic Si and tuning it up to a whole new level, you might have found the car that will serve as inspiration for your over-the-top fantasies. Bisimoto Engineering, an aftermarket company based in Ontario, California and run by Bisi Ezerioha, has prepared a completely modified Civic Si for the 2011 SEMA Auto Show.
You know how there are always those cars in SEMA that just blow you away because of the sheer audacity and lunacy behind its program? This is one of them, and for all the right, albeit crazy, reasons. Bisimoto designed this car to be the ultimate-do-everything racer. It can drag race, it can hit the touring scene, and it can even do a little time-attack. So how is it capable of all that considering that the stock version of the Civic Si "only" carries a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 201 horsepower?
To address that, Bisimoto Engineering dropped a huge Turbonetics turbocharger to the Civic SI’s powertrain, resulting in a complete shattering of minds horsepower output to the tune of 1,004 ponies. On top of that, the car also received a fancy exterior graphics design, a comprehensive body kit program, and a retooled interior that includes a full body roll cage.
Check out the man himself, Bisi Ezerioha, talk about his prized creation by clicking on the photo above.
With the recent unveiling of the ninth generation Civic in early 2011, there’s was no doubt in our minds that Honda would make the coupe its SEMA star. Among the many other cool packages Honda displayed in Vegas, the Compass360 Racing HPD Civic Si Coupe Racecar sat gleaming in its tri-color scheme.
The work on the Compass360 Racing HPD started earlier this year with the Civic bodies-in-white, a program that offers a significant cost and labor savings to race teams. This program offers teams a bare bones chassis to eliminate the time and money spent on breaking down production models for racing. Sales of the body-in-white shells began in July 2011, and HPD has delivered a number of them to licensed race teams thus far, each priced at $3,500.
Since the program began, the company has been busy working on this Compass360 Racing prototype that provides details on the company’s new racing performance parts program specifically designed for the 2012 Civic. These racing parts are tailored for use in the SCCA World Challenge and Grand Am’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. They will be available early in 2012, and full details and pricing will be released at that time.
We have seen plenty of customized Camaros and Mustangs at the 2011 SEMA Auto Show, but it’s high time to take a look at other cars displayed in Las Vegas. For example, Honda Factory Performance has brought a very cool Accord Coupe V6 Concept. The concept was built to demonstrate the performance potential of the Accord V6 coupe, as well as to keep customers interested in the model. The bad news is that Honda has no current production plans for the concept.
The Accord Coupe V6 HFP Concept is built on a stock 3.5-liter V6 engine model painted in a very cool white exterior color. The only difference is that this model gets a supercharger, a performance air intake, and a new exhaust system. All of these updates will increase the engine output to an impressive 335 HP and 285 lb-ft of torque (up 64 HP and 34 lb-ft versus the stock car).
Honda isn’t leaving any stones unturned with their Honda Civic Si line-up at the 2011 SEMA Auto Show where they’re presenting a steady diet of custom-modded Civics ranging from the mildly customized all the way to the purely insane. The Civic Si Coupe by Honda Factory Performance falls in the in-between. The model, which has been fitted with a limited edition HFP package, will be limited to only 500 kits that are now on sale at Honda dealers across the country.
Anybody who’s interested in the program will receive a program that includes a full HFP aerodynamic body kit; high-performance springs that reduce the car’s overall ride height by 15 mm; high-performance dampers tuned for enhanced road handling and decreased body roll; and, a set of 18" HFP alloy wheels. Inside the Civic Si Coupe, HFP outfitted the interior with red ambient interior illumination, HFP carpet floor mats, and HFP emblems.
The car that’s currently on display at the 2011 SEMA Auto Show will give you a pretty good idea on all the custom parts available on the Civic Si Coupe HFP. Be sure to check it out, and if you’re interested, scoop up one of the 500 kits available before they sell out.
By far the tamest of all the Honda Civics being displayed at the 2011 SEMA Auto Show is the Civic Sedan by Honda Factory Performance. It doesn’t come with any unique graphics and doesn’t have a monster under its hood, but what it does is prove that you can have your cake and eat it too. Short of saying, performance and style can still be had, even if you’re driving a sedan.
Among the modifications given to this Civic, include a rear spoiler, splash guards, a cargo net, cargo hooks, a trunk tray, all-season floor mats, and a set of 18" Honda Factory Performance alloy wheels. The program, which comprises mostly of Honda Genuine Accessories and built by the boys of HFP, will come with a three-year/36,000-mile warranty - just like the car itself - if the program is purchased and installed at the same time of new vehicle purchase.
Chances are, this particular program will translate to a lot of orders real soon, especially after it was proudly displayed at an event the stature of SEMA.
It seems that this year’s SEMA Auto Show has kept Tjin Edition pretty busy the past couple of months. Next to a special Ford Mustang GT 5.0 and a Ford Explorer, the tuner has also displayed in Las Vegas a Honda Civic SI developed in cooperation with Honda North America.
According to the tuner, this particular Civic SI was developed with form, function and family in mind. The first thing you will notice about the car is a special Wraptivo wrap done by the guys at Daley Visual. Apparently, this wrap was the last roll in existence making the Civic SI even more impressive. Next to it there will also be a set of 19″ Rotiform Concave BLQ wheels. The Civic’s center of gravity is brought down via Function and Form fully adjustable coilovers, and tucked away behind the concave wheels are a set of Baer brakes.
After its debut in SEMA, the car will tour the country via the 2012 Tjin Edition RoadShow.
UPDATE: 11/01/11: This review has been updated with official photos
UPDATE 11/07/2011: We have added live images from the SEMA Show. Find them in the picture gallery.
Despite what we consider as bland styling, the Honda Accord Crosstour still has plenty of room for improvement. During the SEMA Auto Show, we saw the potential of the Accord Crosstour to look exponentially better once you add a few dinks and dunks on the car’s aesthetic design.
Looking a lot more aggressive than its standard looks, the SEMA-spec HFP Accord Crosstour certainly looks as if it has been dressed to impress. Featuring a full body kit courtesy of HFP, the Accord Crosstour’s overall look is further improved by the installation of a new front grille as part of the tuner’s body kit. The Accord Crosstour was also given a prototype lowered HFP sport suspension, color-matched door handles, a special black-out door sash trim, and a set of 19” HFP PDS-10 wheels wrapped in Yokohama ADVAN ST 245/50-series tires.
All the additions certainly brought out the Accord Crosstour’s fresh and aggressive look, something the standard version somehow failed to do. With the changes, the car now looks a whole lot more presentable than what it used to look like without the styling changes. Kudos to HFP on a job well done.
If anyone has ever doubted the feasibility of a green, eco-friendly hybrid car possessing the kind of power that would make its rivals sick with envy, then it would be a good idea to learn a thing or two from Bisimoto Engineering.
Known for being one of the most aggressive tuners of its kind, Bisimoto went to the SEMA Auto Show in Las Vegas to present their one-of-a-kind masterpiece, a 533 horsepower Honda CR-Z Hybrid. Yeah, we just put “533 horsepower” and “hybrid” in the same sentence. Bisimoto has that effect on us.
The tuning firm took the CR-Z’s 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and rebuilt it using Arias pistons, a Bisimoto valvetrain, and a billet Turbonetics turbo, cranking the powertrain all the way up to a mind-blowing 533 horsepower.
As a sports hybrid hatch, the CR-Z may look the part of an innocuous sporty city car, but inside that fascia lies the heart of a lion, one that only needs a little fine-tuning to unleash. For that type of final product, turn to Bisimoto Engineering to do the tuning.
Could the Mazda MX-5 Cup Car be outrun by a hybrid out on the track? It’s quite possible with Honda Performance Development’s CR-Z Racer powered by the same hybrid system as found in Honda’s road-going SEMA child, the CR-Z Hybrid R Concept. This system combines a turbocharger and an upgraded Integrated Motor Assist hybrid system that, together, produce 200 horsepower and 175 lb-ft. of torque.
In addition to the modifications made to the hybrid setup, Honda also added a performance clutch, limited-slip differential, a ‘circuit-tuned’ suspension, upgraded brakes, and some aerodynamic components. We can’t get past that huge rear wing and those graphics.
The interior of the CR-Z Racer has also been primed for a race with the use of a single front seat, a roll cage, and other bare bones features.
The two concepts shown at the 2010 SEMA Show are not intended for sale, but Honda Performance Development does plan on sharing the racing potential of the CR-Z Racer at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race in December. We smell a money-making opportunity in the works? Well, if the Racer is any good, of course.