Η Honda πήγε στη Sema επτά βελτιωμένα Honda Civic Si Coupe και Sedan αλλά η είδηση είναι άλλη, και έρχεται από το Autonews, το οποίο αναφέρει ότι οι Ιάπωνες θα παρουσιάσουν συντομότερα από όσο αναμενόταν την facelift έκδοση του νέου Civic το οποίο παρουσιάστηκε στην έκδοση της Νέας Υόρκης πριν από 6 μήνες. Ο λόγος είναι οι κακές κριτικές που έχει λάβει το μοντέλο. Η facelift έκδοση αναμένεται να παρουσιαστεί είτε στα τέλη του 2012 είτε μέσα στο 2013, ως μοντέλο του 2014. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.


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2012 Honda Civic Si Wows At SEMA Show

Limited-edition Honda Factory Performance kit unveiled and Honda Performance Development reveals new grassroots racing program for the Civic Si

11/01/2011 – LAS VEGAS Seven modified 2012 Civic Si Coupes and Sedans are featured prominently in the Honda booth at the 2011 SEMA Show, which opens today. The all-new 2012 Civic Si Coupe and Civic Si Sedan emphasize the performance potential of the Civic lineup and represent great platforms for vehicle personalization. Several significant vehicles are being unveiled at the show, including a 2012 Civic Si Coupe equipped with a limited-edition Honda Factory Performance™ (HFP™) package, the Honda Performance Development, Inc. (HPD) Compass360 Racing HPD 2012 Civic Si Coupe Racecar, the Accord Coupe HFP Concept and several vehicles equipped with Honda Genuine Accessories.

“The Honda Civic was instrumental in the first import-tuner movement in the U.S. during the ‘80s,” said Bruce Smith, vice president of Service and Technical Operations for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “The all-new Civic Si builds on that proud history by offering inspiring performance, improved fuel economy and a great platform for personalization.”

Show-goers will get the first look at the 2012 Civic Si Coupe fitted with a limited-edition HFP package. Limited to only 500 complete kits and on sale today at Honda dealers in the U.S., the package includes: high-performance springs, reducing ride height by 15 mm; high-performance dampers tuned for enhanced road handling and decreased body roll; 18×7 inch HFP Alloy Wheels; full HFP aerodynamic body kit; HFP carpet floor mats; red ambient interior illumination; and, HFP emblems. All of the painted parts will come color-matched to each of the seven available Civic Si Coupe colors.

After unveiling the Compass360 Racing HPD 2012 Civic Si Coupe Racecar, HPD provided details about its new racing performance parts program for the all-new Civic Coupe. Earlier this year, HPD began sales of Civic bodies-in-white, also on display. For builders of racecars, starting their build with a body-in-white represents significant cost and labor savings when compared to the purchase and conversion of a fully-equipped production car. Sales of the body-in-white began in July, and HPD has delivered a number to licensed race teams thus far, priced at $3,500 each. Additionally, HPD will soon offer HPD-designed parts and branded racing components for the new Civic through the Honda Racing Line. These racing parts are tailored for use in the SCCA World Challenge and Grand Am’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. They will be available early in 2012, and full details and pricing will be available at that time.

Combining the expertise of HPD and the styling and performance history of HFP, the Accord Coupe V6 HFP Concept features a full suite of currently-available HFP components. HPD guided the creation of the “concept,” which includes a supercharger and performance air intake and exhaust systems. Building upon a stock 3.5-liter V6 engine, the supercharged engine is estimated to produce 335 hp and 285 ft. lbs of torque (up 64 hp and 34 ft. lbs vs. stock car). This vehicle was modified to demonstrate the performance potential of the Accord V6 coupe and to gauge consumer interest. Honda has no current production plans for the concept.

Sporting available Honda Genuine Accessories, the 2012 Civic Si Sedan shows that performance and style can come with four doors. It features 18×7 inch HFP alloy wheels, all-season floor mats, trunk tray, cargo net, cargo hook and splash guards. All Honda Genuine Accessories, including HFP components, offer a 3-year/36,000 mile warranty like the Civic itself, if they are purchased and installed at the time of new vehicle purchase, and are engineered to be fully compatible with each Honda vehicle.

Nestled amongst two previously-seen Honda-modified CR-Z sport hybrids, the HPD CR-Z Hybrid R Concept and the CR-Z with MUGEN accessories, is a stand-alone HPD CR-Z engine concept equipped with a supercharger. This 1.5-liter engine concept builds upon HPD’s experience with the turbocharged HPD CR-Z Racer that competed at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill last year and represents HPD’s continued exploration of the performance potential of the CR-Z.

Reaching out to the import community, Honda invited three independent vehicle tuners to build and display their Civic Si concepts at the SEMA Show. Tuners were asked to push the limits of performance and style with their builds, and the vehicles on display demonstrate the personalized potential of the Si Coupe and Sedan. Following last year’s amazing CR-Z build, Bisimoto Engineering delivered a 1004 hp version of the Civic Si Coupe. Having previously built two generations of Fit project vehicles, Tjin Edition brings its own take on the Civic Si Sedan, showing that style and performance can coexist with kids and a family. And making its Honda SEMA Show debut, Fox Marketing pulled out all of the stops to create a wide-body, turbo-charged version of the Civic Si Coupe.

2012 Honda Civic Si Project Vehicle Program

11/01/2011 – LAS VEGAS Reaching out to the import community, Honda invited three independent vehicle tuners to build and display their 2012 Honda Civic Si concepts at the 2011 SEMA Show. Tuners were asked to push the limits of performance and style with their builds, and the vehicles on display demonstrate the personalized potential of the Si Coupe and Sedan.

Honda invited the tuners to tell the stories of their cars, and those details are provided below.

All modification information listed was provided by the vehicle builders and has not been confirmed by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. The modifications to these vehicles may void the manufacturers warranty, may not be legal for street driving in all 50 states and have not been specifically suggested, recommended or approved by American Honda Motor, Inc.

Company Name: Bisimoto Engineering Name of Vehicle: Bisimoto 2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe

Vehicle Description: Bisimoto Engineering is known worldwide for awe-inspiring street, show and race vehicles. With no fear of the unknown, Bisimoto is always on the cutting edge of automotive technology. The Bisimoto 2012 Civic Si Coupe was no exception with a 1004+ hp turbocharged, factory-based new K24Z7 powerplant, which embraces the “Civic for all people” vision: a street friendly time attack, drag, and road race flex-fuel concept chassis.

Powertrain Modifications: Bisimoto built 2.4L K24Z7 engine Bisimoto steel rods, turbo kit, intake gasket, injectors, and web level 2.4 camshafts Arias forged pistons AEM Series 2 EMS, and smart coils MSD coil wires NGK Iridium spark plugs Torco Oils Turbonetics 72mm turbocharger, blow-off, wastegate and intercooler Golden Eagle sleeved block, and intake manifold Griffin Radiator Supertech valvetrain Vibrant Vanjen clamps and stainless hardware Holley billet fuel pump ARP head, main, and wheel studs K-Tuned alternator relocation, pulley and water neck kits Portflow custom headwork VP Racing E85R fuel Kinsler fuel filters ATI Engine Damper

Chassis/Suspension Modifications: Steen roll cage Eibach coil suspension and sway bar Eins Gramm 18×8 aluminum wheels Falken 215/35-18 tires Bisimoto-spec Action 2MS Clutch Buddy club racing steel lug nuts StopTech brakes

Exterior Modifications: Gatorwrap custom laminated body wrap Type 2 graphics Denmatic design scheme Bisimoto Extreme Dimensions hood and aero upgrades Burns Stainless muffler and hardware

Interior Modifications: Buddy Club P1 racing seats and harness Bisimoto reservoir socks Racepack IQ3 dash Bisimoto fighter special control box Odyssey PC-925 dry cell battery Rywire mil-spec harness G&J braided lines Rueda interior paint Honda “First aid” kit

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Company Name: Fox Marketing Cars/Mugsy’s Repair Vehicle Name: Fox Marketing 2012 Civic Si Coupe

Theme of Vehicle: The main focus of this build was to showcase the reliability and performance capability of Honda’s new K24Z7 power plant. With a properly engineered turbo kit, the new Civic Si can consistently provide an enthusiast with over 450 horsepower without blinking an eye. Because the K24Z7 is so strong from the factory, we added a new Full-Race intercooled turbo kit featuring the BorgWarner EFR turbo as seen in Honda’s LMP1/LMP2 engine program and 2012 IndyCar teams. To properly and accurately tune the vehicle, Hondata FlashPro was selected to control Injector Dynamic 1000cc fuel injectors and the 255lph fuel pump, all made possible with the Chasebays Engine Harness. For additional power and durability, the stock plastic K24Z7 intake manifold was replaced with a Honda RRC intake manifold (euro Accord Type-R) sourced from ImportDPS. Since the car has these types of power numbers we need serious traction – so a 10.5 inch wide Vossen wheel with Toyo Tire will put the power to the ground. We then hand-built the widebody kit around the wheel and tire set up, and painted the civic BASF R-M Ultrasonic Blue Pearl, a new-school take on the classic Civic Si electron-blue-pearl. The interior was upgraded with Yonaka Ronin Racing Seats with factory Civic Si fabric inserts front, and rear. We hope you enjoy our vision for this new Si, and stay tuned to our Facebook and YouTube page for full dyno videos after SEMA!

Engine: Full-Race 2012+ Civic Si Turbo Kit Full-Race Turbo Manifold Full-Race Intercooler w/ 2.5″ Charge piping (Black Chrome finish) Full-Race 3″ Downpipe Full-Race 3″ Cat-Back Exhaust BorgWarner EFR Turbocharger Hondata FlashPro Injector Dynamics 1000cc Injectors Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump ChaseBays Engine Harness 2006 Civic Si ECU Yonaka Silicone Hoses Yonaka Clamps Competition Clutch Stage 4 Competition Clutch Flywheel Hardware909 Billet Oil Cap Hardware909 K Series Flat Head Bolts Hardware909 Billet Oil Dip Stick Custom Steel braded AC Line Valve Cover Insert painted BASF R-M Ultrasonic Blue Intake Manifold Cover painted BASF R-M Silverstone Installed by: Mugsy’s Repair – Gold Certified Honda Techs

Suspension/Braking: Front: SSBC 13 inch 4 Piston Calipers Road Magnet 1.5 inch Springs Rear: 12 inch 2 Piston Calipers Road Magnet 1.2 inch Springs

Wheels/Tires:

Front: 20×10.5 Vossen CV3 Brushed Aluminum with BASF R-M Carizzma Flat Black Barrels 255/30/20 Toyo Proxes 4 Tires Yonaka Tuner Lug Nuts

Rear: 20×10.5 Vossen CV3 Brushed Aluminum with BASF R-M Carizzma Flat Black Barrels 255/35/20 Toyo Proxes 4 Tires Yonaka Tuner Lug Nuts

Exterior: BASF R-M Ultrasonic Blue Pearl BASF R-M Carizzma Flat Black BASF R-M Black CarBodyKits.com Custom Front Bumper CarBodyKits.com Custom 2.5 inch Fender Flares CarBodyKits.com Custom Side Skirts CarBodyKits.com Custom Rear Valance Custom Carbon Front Splitter Advan Carbon Hood Custom Tined Taillights with BASF R-M DC5335 Clear Custom Tinted Headlights with BASF R-M DC5335 Clear

Interior: Yonaka Ronin Black Leather Seats with Factory Si fabric inserts Custom Rear Black Leather with Factory Si fabric inserts

Partners:

BASF Refinish Yonaka Motorsports Mugsy’s Repair Full-Race Motorsports BorgWarner Turbo Systems Hondata ID Fuel Injectors / T1 Race Development Vossen Wheels Toyo Tires ChaseBays.com Hardware909 SSBC Brakes Road Magnet Hybrid Racing CarBodyKits.com Advan Carbon Honda-Tech.com 9thCivic.com

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Company Name: Tjin Edition

Name of Vehicle: Tjin Edition 2012 Honda Civic Si Sedan

Vehicle Description: The Tjin Edition Honda Civic Si Sedan was built to showcase our abilities to build an overall impressive car that can be driven daily on the streets of Southern California. We wanted our Civic Si Sedan to be able to seat four comfortably (both adults and kids), while still incorporating our signature themes into the build. The interior of our Civic Si Sedan is customized in a black leather finish with purple diamond stitch, a full audio system and a pair of Recaro kids seats. The exterior of the Tjin Edition Honda Civic Si Sedan has been completely redone by the team at Daley Visual and Wraptivo. The exterior sports a custom wrap and carbon fiber front grille, roof, wing and rear diffuser. As the Tjin Edition Honda Civic Si Sedan rolls around the streets we wanted to make sure that people stopped and stared at the one-off 19×8.5″ and 19×9.5″ candy orange and candy purple concave Rotiform BLQ wheels and our Si’s slammed stance thanks to Function and Form.

Modification Supplier
Exterior
Wraptivo custom wrap Wraptivo
Carbon fiber front grille, roof, wing, rear diffuser Wraptivo
Customized front bumper Unique Fabrication
Unique Fabrication rear spoiler Unique Fabrication
Tangent Titanium bolt kit Tangent Bolts
Light Wurkz LED headlights /taillights Light WurkZ
Ignited HID lighting Ignited HIDS
Webasto sunroof Webasto
Custom Tjin Edition emblems 3rd Shift Studio
Thule roof rack Thule
Wheels and Tires
19×8.5″ Rotiform BLQ Concave wheels orange candy centers RotiForm Wheels
19×9.5″ Rotiform BLQ Concave wheels purple candy centers RotiForm Wheels
215/33/19 and 225/35/19 Falken tires Falken
Suspension
Function and Forum fully adjustable coilovers Function and Forum
Custom camber shims Unique Fabrication
Brakes
Baer big brake calipers and rotors Baer Big Brakes
Front and rear: 6p anodized purple and orange calipers Baer Big Brakes
Front and rear: race cross-drilled rotors Baer Big Brakes
Audio
(2) 10″ subwoofers Realm Audio
(2) amplifiers Realm Audio
Component speakers Realm Audio
Custom speaker box Realm Audio
Custom amplifier rack Realm Audio
Custom rear deck lid featuring speakers Realm Audio
Escort 9500ci radar Escort
Braille Batteries Braille
Scosche wiring Scosche
Scosche sound dampaning material Scosche
Interior
Custom black leather interior with diamond stitching LR Interiors
Rewrapped front and rear seats LR Interiors
Custom rewrapped door panels and dash insert LR Interiors
Custom rewrapped center section of dash LR Interiors
Custom rewrapped front, side and rear pillars LR Interiors
Custom rewrapped center console LR Interiors
Custom gauge pod mounted on dashboard LR Interiors
GlowShift digital gauges in custom cluster GlowShift
Status Racing 5pt harnesses Status Racing
4pt harness bar Unique Fabrication
Innovate OT-2 unit Innovate
Recaro baby seats Recaro
Painted NX bottles and bottle openers NX
Engine
MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust MagnaFlow Exhaust
Fuel rail and spark plug cover K-Tuned
Nitrous Express set-up Nitrous Express
Royal Purple products Royal Purple
Dupont painted engine bay Dupont