Honda teamed up with California’s Galpin to build a special racing Accord Coupe conceptEnlarge Photo
Honda will be showcasing more than 16 custom vehicles at this year’s SEMA Auto Show in Las Vegas, with a lineup consisting of project cars, concepts and accessorized production vehicles. Specially featured in the display is a 2009 Fit equipped with Mugen accessories, a Civic Coupe Concept fitted with Honda Factory Performance (HFP) accessories, and the 2009 Ridgeline Powersports Concept.
Honda also used the SEMA event to announce that it will make a complete line of new Mugen accessories available for the 2009 Fit that will be available through authorized dealers in the first half of next year. Some of the pieces will include 16in alloy wheels, an aluminum oil filler cap, front sports grille, front under spoiler, side spoiler, rear under spoiler, sports silencer, rear emblem, quick shifter, shift knob, sports pedals, sports floor mats and a mirror cover.
Honda also revealed a Civic Honda Factory Performance (HFP) Concept sedan that looks to improve vehicle performance while also conserving fuel. Honda Access America, Honda's accessory development company, took on that challenge. Through aerodynamic improvements to the next generation HFP body kit, super-light alloy wheels with aerodynamic covers, a lighter HFP exhaust system and an upgraded HFP suspension kit, this concept offers the possibility of improving both fuel economy and performance.
In the truck display area, the 2009 Ridgeline Powersports Concept represents what Ridgeline owners could build using currently available Honda Genuine Accessories. The highlights include a custom grille, 18in alloy wheels, and an experimental painted black finish.The complete list of vehicles at the Honda booth are as follows:
2009 Civic HFP Concept
2009 Ridgeline Powersports Concept
2009 Fit Sport with Mugen accessories
2009 Accord Coupe HFP
2009 Civic Coupe HFP
2009 S2000 CR
2009 Element EX with accessories
Carr "Ridgeline Racing" Baja truck
Carr "Pilot Safari" Baja support vehicle
Compass 360 Racing Civic Si Sedan
Fenton Motorsports Civic Si Coupe
Galpin Honda 2009 Accord two-door project
Tjin Edition 2009 Fit project
Ryan Shutt 2009 Pilot project
DSO Eyewear 2009 Pilot project
Danica Patrick IndyCar Racecar
2009 Honda Big Red (sold through Honda motorcycle dealers)
2008 Honda SEMA lineup