CARS.COM — Honda took advantage of the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas to display a full complement of vehicles. But what caught our eye was a lineup of modified Civics.
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Honda introduced two new packages for the Civic, one of which is the Red Carbon kit for the Type R. It is available for purchase through Honda dealers at a cost of $2,697 and includes a set of door mirror covers, a wing spoiler and interior panels, all fashioned from carbon fiber. In addition to the kit content, a red leather shift knob, doorsills with an illuminate R logo, illuminated center console and indoor car cover will also be offered.
The other package is called the 2018 Honda Factory Performance Series kit, and it will be available on the Civic Si sedan, Si coupe and hatchback, as well as the Honda Fit. The HFP Series kit includes alloy wheels; sport suspension; front, side and rear underbody panels; a rear spoiler; HFP floormats; new badging; brake rotors; sport pedals; and a new shift knob. The contents of the kit will vary by model. See how it looks on an Si sedan below.
Also on display was a converted Civic Si, built and raced by Honda engineer Kevin Boehm. The vehicle was built using Honda's new crate-engine program for the K20C1 engine out of the Type R, a 306-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder.
Honda introduced the Type R crate engine program at SEMA this year, as well, but it comes with a huge catch: The engine is being sold through the Honda Racing Line program, so it will only be available for racing application and not street use. We are hoping to see the program opened up sometime, however, because it really is a fantastic engine.
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