CARS.COM — Honda is gearing up for a post-redesign return for the Civic Si. A prototype version of the high-performance coupe and sedan bowed this week at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. In addition to a muscled-up turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine said to be the Si’s most powerful to date, the more-like-production-than-prototype prototype rocks performance cues to match.
Aerodynamic additions include a large spoiler with a light strip underneath spanning the width of the upper trunk lid, and front and rear splitters. Large, blacked-out fan-blade wheels measure 19 inches. Inside, performance enthusiasts will find cabin flourishes including bolstered ‘n’ badged sport seats, red floor mats and contrast red stitching throughout, a carbon-fiber strip stretching across the dashboard, and an aluminum shift knob and pedals.
We’ll have to wait and see if the production Si lives up to its performance promises and appearance. Until then, stave off your pangs of anticipation with the photo gallery below.