October 26, 2021 — TORRANCE, Calif.
- All-New HPD Civic Si race car is a prototype for entry-level touring car racing
- Team Honda Research West Civic Si race car to run at legendary 25 Hours of Thunderhill
- Overlanding is celebrated with Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project 2.0, Ridgeline HPD Trail Tour Project and Africa Twin Overland motorcycle
Honda will demonstrate its diverse paths to fun and performance at the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas Nov. 2-5, showcasing seven vehicles, including the debut of two all-new Civic Si race cars and a pair of rugged Honda light trucks custom-built for extreme overlanding adventures. Honda will be located at booth #25077, in the southeast corner of Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Building upon the thrilling performance of the all-new 2022 Civic Si, Honda Performance Development (HPD) will showcase a prototype of its next-generation turn-key Civic Si race car. Designed for Touring Car competition, it will be displayed alongside the new Team Honda Research West (THR-W) Civic Si race car, which will compete in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race December 3-5.
Fully equipped for overlanding, the Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project 2.0 and the Ridgeline HPD Trail Tour Project highlight the rugged capability and adventurous spirit of Honda’s light trucks. The Africa Twin Overland demonstrates the go-anywhere capabilities of Honda’s potent ADV bike when outfitted with the latest and greatest adventure gear.
RACING AND STREET CARS
Honda Performance Development (HPD) will debut the prototype for a new turn-key, race-ready version of the all-new 2022 Honda Civic Si, which features a turbocharged engine and 6-speed manual transmission. Created, developed and tested in-house by HPD engineers, the HPD Honda Civic Si race car draws upon HPD’s extensive production car and race vehicle engineering experience, including the development and incredible success of the 10th-generation HPD Civic Si TCA race car program.
Built from a body-in-white for SRO TC Americas, amateur touring car series, club racing and dedicated track day use, the race car foregoes a sunroof, sound proofing insulation, underbody coating and seam sealer to reduce weight and aid in roll cage installation. The car is then specifically modified for racing using a selection of HPD, and other performance and safety components.
Founded in 1993, HPD is Honda’s official North American motorsports company and the technical operations center for Honda’s high-performance racing programs, with products supporting multiple levels of motorsports, from karting to IndyCar, IMSA and SCORE off-road racing.
|HPD||Performance-tuned production-based ECU|
|PWR / HPD||High-capacity aluminum radiator|
|Custom||High strength 4th-gear set|
|Cusco / HPD||Racing limited-slip differential|
|Borla / HPD||Turbo-back dual-outlet exhaust|
|Bilstein / HPD||Inverted double-adjustable dampers|
|Eibach||Race coil springs|
|HPD||Front camber plates with caster inserts|
|SPC / HPD||Camber-adjustable rear upper arm|
|RV6 / HPD||Rear toe adjust arm|
|Momo||Etna 17 x 8 wheels|
|Pirelli||245/620-17 DHH racing slicks|
|Wilwood||6-piston Superlite race calipers|
|Wilwood||2-piece slotted floating rotors|
|Pagid||Racing brake pads|
|HPD||Stainless-steel braided brake hoses|
|Body / Exterior|
|HPD||Bumper-mounted brake cooling ducts|
|HPD||Front, side, rear underbody spoilers|
|Interior / Safety|
|HPD||Driver and passenger footrests|
|OMP||Quick disconnect aluminum steering wheel|
|OMP||Racing seat with HPD seat mounts|
|OMP||6-point racing harness|
|IO Port||Racing window net|
|OMP||On-board fire suppression system|
|AiM Technologies||MXP main display|
|Motec||C125 center dash logger|
|HPD||Optional passenger seat installation|
Source : Honda