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 |  Oct 30 2012, 9:22 AM

A factory accessory tuner kit for the Honda Accord Coupe might sound like a lot of bolted on cosmetic fluff worth ignoring. And it would be, if it didn’t look this good.

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 |  Jul 31 2012, 5:31 PM

The 2012 Honda Civic Si underwhelmed many enthusiasts, and thanks to that backlash, Honda now makes the Civic Si HFP (Honda Factory Performance), which is the focus of a short video just released by the company. 

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 |  Oct 31 2011, 6:59 PM


The 2011 SEMA Show isn’t officially open yet but we’ve obtained a few snap shots of one of the two Honda‘s being kept under wraps. Called the 2012 Civic Si HFP this more hard-edged version of the new Si might just be the car enthusiasts were hoping for.

While the list of the modifications includes such trivialities as floor mats and LED lights, there are some important changes that are sure to appeal to the enthusiast crowd. For starters, there’s a more aggressive aero kit – something this car desperately needed. But most importantly there’s a HFP suspension setup (the exact specs of which aren’t yet known), plus the car gets larger 18-inch wheels with some 215/40/18 Yokohama tires. These updates should hopefully address some of the complaints we had about the car’s softly spring suspension.

As for the other car, we don’t have any snap shots, but it’s purpose built race car by Honda-backed racing team Compass 360.

GALLERY: 2012 Honda Civic Si HFP


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 |  Oct 31 2011, 6:39 PM


It might not be the wildest car at Honda‘s 2011 SEMA Show booth, but the Honda Factory Performance (HFP) Accord Coupe V6 Concept might be the closes to reality.

In a pristine white, the Accord Coupe gets a custom HFP body kit, a 15mm lower suspension and some big 19-inch wheels. The best part, however, is that it makes 335-hp courtesy a “prototype” supercharger. Torque has also been increased to 285 lb-ft. In total that’s an increase of 64-hp and 34 lb-ft of torque. It might not be the biggest jump, but those modest numbers are a hint at just how close to production this kit could be.

We’ll await confirmation with Honda’s SEMA Show press conference tomorrow.

GALLERY: Honda Accord Coupe V6 Concept by HFP


See AutoGuide’s complete 2011 SEMA Show coverage here.