Honda announced today it will bring not one, but two race car concepts based on the new Civic Si sedan to this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. The first car, dubbed the HPD Honda Civic Si, is a turn-key factory race car designed to compete in the SRO TC Americas series. The other is a one-off model put together by a collection of Honda engineers, meant to compete at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill happening in December.
The HPD Honda Civic Si will represent the company’s next generation of grassroots racing, succeeding the wildly fun-to-drive Civic Si TCA. Built from a body-in-white to adhere to the SRO TC Americas rulebook, it’s stuffed with all of the safety and performance gear necessary to perform on track. As far as drivetrain modifications go, there’s a tune for the 1.5-liter turbo inline-four, a strengthened fourth gear, a specialized exhaust, and a race-spec limited-slip differential. Other upgrades include Bilstein dampers, Eibach coil springs, adjustable control arms, and Wilwood rotors with six-piston calipers up front.
For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.