HPD Unveils Street Performance Products At 2013 SEMA Show – Nov 05, 2013– Las Vegas, USA (Techreleased) – Long a fixture at race circuits around the world, Honda Performance Development, the racing arm of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., will now be offering a new range of HPD Street Performance products, starting with the Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupe.
Two Honda passenger cars featuring HPD Street Performance products are on display at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas, along with an HPD Civic Si Coupe raced in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge by the Honda of America Racing Team (HART):
- The 2014 HPD Supercharged CR-Z (http://automobiles.honda.com/cr-z/hpd.aspx) features a variety of track-proven, street-reliable performance upgrades on sale today at U.S. Honda dealers nationwide. HPD-developed powertrain modifications – tested on-track at the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb – include a high-efficiency centrifugal supercharger (available Spring 2014); HPD air-to-air intercooler; high-flow fuel injectors; an ECU calibrated to meet CART AT-PZEV regulations with 91 octane fuel; HPD air filter system; and HPD sport exhaust. Chassis improvements include HPD sport dampers, coil springs with reduced ride height, 300mm diameter disc brakes and HPD 18-inch wheels fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport tires. The CR-Z is completed by a graphics package including front lip and tail spoilers, rear diffuser and HPD badge.
- The new 2014 HPD Honda Civic Street Performance Concept is equipped with HPD racing performance parts and street wrap. Modifications include HPD’s “Big Brake” kit, HPD performance springs, HPD 25.4mm rear anti-roll bar, HPD 18-inch wheels, and a K24Z7 racing engine. While just a concept, this vehicle offers a glimpse at potential future street performance accessories developed from HPD racing experience.
- Rounding out the HPD display at SEMA is the HPD Honda Civic Si Race Car, as campaigned by HART the CTSCC Street Tuner category. The Civic is fitted with competition equipment developed at HPD, including a sealed K24Z7 racing engine; HPD cold air intake; Accusump oil pressure accumulator; HPD stainless steel exhaust header; and HPD suspension parts including camber plates, suspension bushings, brake rotors and adjustable rear anti-roll bar. The Honda Civic Si is eligible for a variety of series, including Sports Car Club of America, International Motor Sports Association, Canadian Automobile Sport Clubs and National Auto Sport Association racing.
“‘Performance’ is in our name, and is part of everything we do at HPD, from our kart programs through our grass roots motorsports amateur racing efforts, all the way through our participation in endurance sports car racing and Indy cars” said Art St. Cyr, HPD president.
“Now, with our line of HPD Street Performance products, we’re excited to be bringing the same innovation that has driven two decades of success on track to the street, for everyone who desires to enhance an already excellent Honda vehicle with proven performance products, without sacrificing the reliability that comes with the Honda name.”
Veteran Indy car driver Graham Rahal will serve as HPD’s SEMA Social Media Correspondent. Long associated with both Honda and HPD through the family’s race team and Honda dealership, Rahal has detailed knowledge of Honda’s success in motorsports and commitment to the enthusiast market.