The new Honda Civic Coupe Racing Concept

2016 SEMA Show: Honda to introduce Civic Coupe Racing Concept

On October 28, American Honda announced it will unveil their new Civic Coupe Racing Concept at the 2016 SEMA Show, which commences on November 1 in Las Vegas.

Held in autumn every year, the SEMA Show is one of the largest events for tuned and customized vehicles. Along with the Auto Salon in Japan and the Essen Motor Show in Germany, the SEMA Show is said to be one of the top three tuning car shows in the world.

At this year’s event, Honda is scheduled to unveil a multiple number of customizations for their all-new Civic series. Entitled “Civicpalooza,” the Honda booth will showcase three types of customized bodies for the new Civic including a four-door sedan, two-door coupe and five-door hatchback.

Amongst these vehicles will be the new Civic Coupe Racing Concept, a racing car developed by the same designers and engineers for the all-new Civic Coupe. The Racing Concept is scheduled to compete at the USAF 25 Hour of Thunderhill, a 25-hour endurance race that will be held in the US on December 3 and 4.

The Racing Concept is based on the new Civic Coupe’s production model and features a roll cage that meets the FIA’s (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) safety regulations. It was developed to enable competition in any endurance race around the world. The Racing Concept also features an enormous rear wing that offers enhanced aerodynamic performance.

(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)