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Featured Honda Launches Civic Type R Crate Engine Purchase Program & More @ SEMA 2017!

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    Honda Launches Civic Type R Crate Engine Purchase Program, Showcases Specialty and Production-based Race Cars and Motorcycles at 2017 SEMA Show

    Oct 30, 2017 - LAS VEGAS
    • Civic Type R crate engine for sale through Honda Performance Development (HPD) Honda Racing Line Program
    • Production-based race cars on display to include Global Rallycross Civic, Team Honda Research West Endurance Civic Type R, Pirelli World Challenge Civic Si, and race-ready motorcycles from Honda Powersports
    • Honda Off-Road Baja Ridgeline Concept Truck and new Honda-powered F3 racecar, fresh from U.S. Grand Prix debut, also on display
    Honda announced today at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show that the Civic Type R's 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo engine – the motor that makes Type R the fastest front-wheel-drive production automobile in the world and the most powerful Honda ever sold in America – is now available as a crate engine for purchase through Honda Performance Development's (HPD) Honda Racing Line program.

    The Honda SEMA exhibit will feature a host of specialty and production-based Honda-powered racing machines, on two and four wheels, including the Global Rallycross (GRC) Civic; Team Honda Research West (THR-W) Endurance Civic Type R; new Honda-powered F3 race car; Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) Civic Si; 50th Anniversary Baja Ridgeline; Honda's Powersports product line-up; Honda Factory Performance™ (HFP™) Accessories and the new Honda Genuine Accessories Civic Type R Red Carbon Kit.

    Civic Type R Crate Motor
    For years, Honda racing enthusiasts in the U.S. watched with envy, as Europe- and Asia-based amateur racers were able to load their cars with Civic Type R crate engines. The wait is over. The 306-horsepower (SAE net) K20C1 engine that powers the new Civic Type R will now be available to U.S. grassroots and professional racers for verified, closed-course racing applications through the HPD Honda Racing Line program.

    As the most powerful Honda automobile production engine made in America, the Civic Type R's 2.0-liter DOHC direct-injected i-VTEC Turbo® powerplant produces 306 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and a peak 295 lb-ft of torque from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm. The engine and the Civic Type R are a direct manifestation of Honda's racing spirit, experience and heritage. More so, the sale of the Civic Type R crate engine builds upon Honda's long-term commitment to the support of grassroots racing.

    The Honda Racing Line program, which has offered racing performance parts to Honda racers for many years, will sell the K20C1 turbocharged crate engine to racing enthusiasts in the U.S. for $6,519.87, excluding shipping cost. For more information on how to apply, please visit: hpd.honda.com/racing-line.

    Honda Civic Coupe Red Bull Global Rallycross
    Honda has been tearing up the track since entering the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) with the Red Bull Global Rallycross Civic Coupe, which is on display in the Honda exhibit.

    In partnership with Red Bull and OMSE Racing, the Red Bull GRC Civic Coupe is capable of producing more than 600 horsepower, accelerating to 60 MPH in less than two seconds and taking jumps of up to 70 feet. Inspired by the chassis of the sporty, 10th generation Honda Civic Si, the vehicle meets the high-performance needs and dynamic demands of racing in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship.

    Since entering the fast-paced Red Bull Global Rallycross series, the Honda team has seen growing success, as native Swede Sebastian Eriksson recorded the team's first GRC victory in 2017, while Californian Mitchell deJong claimed series Rookie of the Year honors.

    Pirelli World Challenge Civic Si
    Also making its first SEMA show appearance is the PWC Civic Si, built from the Civic Si white body that was first introduced at the 2016 SEMA show. The two-car team, piloted by Tom O'Gorman and Shea Holbrook, scored first-place finishes in the 2017 PWC TCA Class at both Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and the Utah Motorsports Campus. The vehicles were constructed using HPD performance parts, including engine, transmission, suspension and brake components. HPD's Honda Racing Line program not only sells the Civic Si body-in-white and accompanying performance parts, but also offers direct engineering support from HPD engineers who develop and evaluate these products.

    F3 Americas Series
    Debuting just two weeks ago at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas is the new F3 race car, which is powered by a 240-270-horsepower (pending SCCA sporting regulations) HPD version of the new Civic Type R turbocharged K20C1 motor (a non-turbocharged version is used in the F4 U.S. Championship), and features an all-new, state-of-the-art, U.S.-designed-and-built Ligier Crawford chassis.

    With the phenomenal growth of the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda, F4 series competitors looked forward to Honda support of the next level of open-wheel competition that would provide affordability, modern technology, and the ability to obtain FIA Super License points. The F3 Americas series aligns with the global FIA development ladder philosophy of using common components to provide a cost-efficient, reliable, and powerful racing structure, as drivers ascend through the levels on their way to U.S. or global racing success.
    For more information go to F3Americas.com

    Baja 1000 50th Anniversary Honda Ridgeline Off-Road Race Truck
    The 2017 Baja Ridgeline Concept Truck, which is powered by an HPD HR35TT 3.5 V6 engine, makes a pit stop at SEMA before heading off in pursuit of its third consecutive Baja 1000 Class win since debuting in 2015. To help commemorate the race's 50th anniversary, the Baja Ridgeline Concept truck will have a special red metal flake livery, and 11-time Baja 1000 Honda motorcycle racer, Johnny Campbell, will take the wheel for the anchor leg of the race.

    Led by drivers Jeff Proctor, Johnny Campbell and Eric Hardin and navigated by Evan Weller, Jamie Campbell and Jared Hardin, the team has secured three podium finishes this season, taking third places at the Baja 500, Best in the Desert, and Vegas to Reno races.

    Civic Si with 2.0T Conversion
    Not only will racing enthusiasts be able to purchase the Civic Type R crate engine, SEMA attendees will also get to see a converted Civic Si in-person, as an SCCA STU-class race car. Built and raced by Honda engineer Kevin Boehm, the Civic Si will make an appearance in the Honda exhibit. Powered by the K20C1 turbo engine, the vehicle is built on HPD's 2017 Civic Si Body-In-White and features a multitude of HPD race performance parts, aftermarket and Honda Genuine Parts.

    250cc 4-Stroke Concept Shifter Kart
    Kart fans will rejoice, as Honda will be showcasing the next generation of its racing kart concept, based on the latest Honda CRF250R engine. The vehicle features an electric start 4-stroke powerplant that provides simplified engine tuning for various conditions and enhanced durability with lower lifecycle maintenance than current two-stroke engines.

    THR-W Road Racing Endurance Type R
    Making its SEMA debut is the 2018 Civic Type R, which will take on the challenge of racing against the world's fastest front-wheel-drive vehicles in stock form. The 2018 Civic Type R will be campaigned by Team Honda Research West, the west coast arm of Honda's grassroots road racing team, which was founded in 1996 as a club team by Honda associates and is meant to embody the Honda Racing Spirit, while advancing associates' technical skills and knowledge.

    The vehicle's first test will be in December, when two Civic Type Rs will campaign at the 2017 National Auto Sport Association's "25 Hours of Thunderhill." The December race will be preceded by THR-W's entry of two stock Civic Si Coupes in the 2017 FIA 24-Hour series finale at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, in November.

    2018 HFP Series Kit and Civic Type R Red Carbon Kit
    On the heels of the Type R crate engine announcement, Honda is also exhibiting the Civic Type R with the newly introduced Honda Genuine Accessories "Red Carbon" kit, now available through Honda dealers nationwide. The Civic Type R "Red Carbon" kit includes a set of door mirror covers, wing spoiler, and interior panels with a kit MSRP of $2,697. Along with the "Red Carbon" kit, a red leather shift knob, door sill with illuminated R logo, illuminated center console, and an indoor car cover will be available exclusively for Civic Type R.

    Visitors to the Honda exhibit will also get to see the all-new 2018 HFP Series kit, which is available for purchase on the Honda Civic Si Sedan, Si Coupe and Hatchback, as well as the Honda Fit. The sleek, street-performance HFP kit provides a fun-to-drive experience that anyone can enjoy in daily driving.

    The HFP Series Kit includes alloy wheels, sport suspension, front underbody, side underbody, rear underbody, rear spoiler, HFP floor mats, HFP badge (Side/RR), brake rotor, sport pedal and shift knob, with accessory lineup varying on each model.

    HFP Series Kit Pricing Information


    Civic 4D
    Civic 2D


    Civic Hatchback

    Civic Hatchback Sport

    Fit

    Fit - Sport

    $3,999 MSRP (MT)

    $3,999 MSRP (MT)

    $2,999 MSRP (AT & MT)

    $2,499 MSRP (AT & MT)

    $2,999 MSRP (MT)
    $2,799 MSRP (AT)

    $2,699 MSRP (MT)
    $2,499 MSRP (AT)

    Both the Type R Red Carbon kit and the 2018 HFP Series for Civic and Fit will be available at Honda dealerships nationwide starting on Nov. 20.

    Honda Powersports
    The Honda Powersports product lineup will display a number of products at this year's SEMA show and will feature the following:

    • Ken Roczen Replica 2017 CRF450R: Since its 2002 introduction, the CRF450R has earned an enviable racing pedigree, and the 2017 edition is the best yet, with superior technology and style. The new CRF450R Unicam® engine has been developed to achieve overwhelming performance in the first 100 feet of acceleration, while offering increased power. Honda also understands that arriving to turn one first is significant from a racing standpoint, which is why Honda engineers designed an all-new chassis with reduced weight and centralized mass. The result is a machine that is at once fast, reliable and forgiving, and that allows riders to more easily extract maximum performance, consistently turning low lap times.
    • 2017 CBR1000RR SP: The all-new 2017 CBR1000RR is lighter, more powerful and faster than any CBR1000RR that Honda has ever produced. The SP version adds premium Öhlins electronic suspension, Brembo brakes, a titanium fuel tank, and more.
    • TeamH35 2017 CBR600 RR: Piloted by 5-time national champion, Benny Solis, TeamH35 Racing competed in the 2017 MotoAmerica Supersport class, finishing fourth in the Championship and taking four podium finishes.
    • Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda/Roadrace Factory CBR 1000 RR SP2: Competing in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship series, the team is a new partnership between RoadRace Factory, Genuine Broaster Chicken and American Honda. Raced by two-time national champion, Jake Gagne, the bike will race for the MotoAmerica Superbike title.
    • 2014 Honda Grom – Team 32V-B Endurance Racer: The 32V-B Endurance Racer has evolved from a fun, around-town bike to a pure race bike capable of meeting the demands of endurance racing. This Grom retains its stock 125cc engine size while competing in Mini Moto racing such as in UMRA (United Mini Racing Association).
    For more information about the full range of motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters and side-by-sides go to http://powersports.honda.com.

    About Honda
    Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

    Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2016, more than 95% of all Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
     
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    Sweet, let's all stock up on a few engines :)
     
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    And an Si with the K20!
     
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    Never a bad idea to have spare engines around!

    Now, for a tuning option...
     
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    Maybe they can make an exemption to purchase if we actually have the Type R with some sort of verification. Down the road, I'd like to be able to buy the engine to replace/replenish direct from Honda. But, i'm sure down the road, someone should have this in the salvage yards by then.
     
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    Does SCCA auto-x regional competition count?

    If you have to get into NASA time attack or some other sanctioned wheel to wheel type racing, the price of entry goes up radically.

    SCCA unlimited auto-x doesn't require a cage, fire suppression, etc, but does make you compete with purpose built Evos and Corvettes.
     
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    You'll have to go through the dealer or a certified online wholesaler. HPD has a different distribution network and may not be subject to the same federal regulations (i.e. emissions). As such, I believe their motors can be configured well above the advertised output.
     
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    SCCA membership covers one of the requirements, and it's like $100/yr.

    The only question is whether auto-x counts towards your events.
     
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    Yes, any sanctioned automotive body counts for HPD membership. -You can become a member of HPD with SCCA membership and proof of a Honda powered vehicle and 2 (maybe its 3) events where you did not have a DNF. Anyone who is regularly playing in a sanctioned event with a Honda powered vehicle should be a HPD member for contingency.

    That said, they can deny your application.

    This engine program is more-so geared at people who are building Formula3-4 powered vehicles, cars being built with their white body program, and other purpose built race platforms. A regular Joe who grenades his R engine will get the parts to repair said engine from the Honda parts counter and likely not a crate engine through HPD.

    Crate engines have been available through HPD for quite some time.
    https://hpd.honda.com/racing-line/racing-line-store/?program=touring
     
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    Thanks for the information!

    I've been aware of crate motors for some time.

    I was never sure what events counted, and I never had the need to create an account before.
     
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    Honda bringing the Si with a 2.0 K20C1 engine feels like a slap in the face to us new Si owners. That engine in the Si Coupe which weighs 228lbs less than the Type R = Want. :love:
     
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    If I had a bunch of time on my hands, I would love to price out a dream race car build from the shell up on the HPD website. :love:
     
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    Or not, and say we did. The crate engine is too late, imo, they should have been offering it on the Civic and Integra Type R (even a simple Si engine from the 90s would have helped but nooooo) but Honda was a B about it, imo. Now they want to be all friendly and kind, well B, too little too late.
     
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