Honda Returns to SEMA with Debut of 2022 Civic Si Race Cars

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 2.0Ridgeline 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.


HPD Civic Si Race Car Prototype

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.


HPDPerformance-tuned production-based ECU
PWR / HPDHigh-capacity aluminum radiator
CustomHigh strength 4th-gear set
Cusco / HPDRacing limited-slip differential
Borla / HPDTurbo-back dual-outlet exhaust
Bilstein / HPDInverted double-adjustable dampers
EibachRace coil springs
HPDFront camber plates with caster inserts
SPC / HPDCamber-adjustable rear upper arm
RV6 / HPDRear toe adjust arm
MomoEtna 17 x 8 wheels
Pirelli245/620-17 DHH racing slicks
Wilwood6-piston Superlite race calipers
Wilwood2-piece slotted floating rotors
PagidRacing brake pads
HPDStainless-steel braided brake hoses
Body / Exterior
HPDRace body-in-white
HPDRoll cage
HPDBumper-mounted brake cooling ducts
HPDFront, side, rear underbody spoilers
APRRear wing
Interior / Safety
HPDDriver and passenger footrests
OMPQuick disconnect aluminum steering wheel
OMPRacing seat with HPD seat mounts
OMP6-point racing harness
IO PortRacing window net
OMPOn-board fire suppression system
AiM TechnologiesMXP main display
MotecC125 center dash logger
HPDOptional passenger seat installation

Source : Honda