Start Your Engines: Honda Returns to SEMA with Debut of 2022 Civic Si Race Cars Alongside Rugged Overlanding Trucks

  • All-New HPD Civic Si race car is a prototype for entry-level touring car racing
  • Team Honda Research West Civic Si race car to run at legendary 25 Hours of Thunderhill
  • Overlanding is celebrated with Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project 2.0Ridgeline HPD Trail Tour Project and Africa Twin Overland motorcycle

Honda will demonstrate its diverse paths to fun and performance at the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas Nov. 2-5, showcasing seven vehicles, including the debut of two all-new Civic Si race cars and a pair of rugged Honda light trucks custom-built for extreme overlanding adventures. Honda will be located at booth #25077, in the southeast corner of Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Building upon the thrilling performance of the all-new 2022 Civic Si, Honda Performance Development (HPD) will showcase a prototype of its next-generation turn-key Civic Si race car. Designed for Touring Car competition, it will be displayed alongside the new Team Honda Research West (THR-W) Civic Si race car, which will compete in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race December 3-5.

Fully equipped for overlanding, the Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project 2.0 and the Ridgeline HPD Trail Tour Project highlight the rugged capability and adventurous spirit of Honda’s light trucks. The Africa Twin Overland demonstrates the go-anywhere capabilities of Honda’s potent ADV bike when outfitted with the latest and greatest adventure gear.

Honda Performance Development (HPD) will debut the prototype for a new turn-key, race-ready version of the all-new 2022 Honda Civic Si, which features a turbocharged engine and 6-speed manual transmission. Created, developed and tested in-house by HPD engineers, the HPD Honda Civic Si race car draws upon HPD’s extensive production car and race vehicle engineering experience, including the development and incredible success of the 10th-generation HPD Civic Si TCA race car program.

Built from a body-in-white for SRO TC Americas, amateur touring car series, club racing and dedicated track day use, the race car foregoes a sunroof, sound proofing insulation, underbody coating and seam sealer to reduce weight and aid in roll cage installation. The car is then specifically modified for racing using a selection of HPD, and other performance and safety components.

Founded in 1993, HPD is Honda’s official North American motorsports company and the technical operations center for Honda’s high-performance racing programs, with products supporting multiple levels of motorsports, from karting to IndyCar, IMSA and SCORE off-road racing.


Supplier Part
HPD Performance-tuned production-based ECU
PWR / HPD High-capacity aluminum radiator
Custom High strength 4th-gear set
Cusco / HPD Racing limited-slip differential
Borla / HPD Turbo-back dual-outlet exhaust
Bilstein / HPD Inverted double-adjustable dampers
Eibach Race coil springs
HPD Front camber plates with caster inserts
SPC / HPD Camber-adjustable rear upper arm
RV6 / HPD Rear toe adjust arm
Momo Etna 17 x 8 wheels
Pirelli 245/620-17 DHH racing slicks
Wilwood 6-piston Superlite race calipers
Wilwood 2-piece slotted floating rotors
Pagid Racing brake pads
HPD Stainless-steel braided brake hoses
Body / Exterior
HPD Race body-in-white
HPD Roll cage
HPD Bumper-mounted brake cooling ducts
HPD Front, side, rear underbody spoilers
APR Rear wing
Interior / Safety
HPD Driver and passenger footrests
OMP Quick disconnect aluminum steering wheel
OMP Racing seat with HPD seat mounts
OMP 6-point racing harness
IO Port Racing window net
OMP On-board fire suppression system
AiM Technologies MXP main display
Motec C125 center dash logger
HPD Optional passenger seat installation

Team Honda Research West Civic Si Race Car

A new Civic Si race car built to compete in the National Auto Sports Association’s (NASA) 25-hour of Thunderhill sports car race in Northern California Dec. 3-5 will also debut at SEMA. A key example of the Honda “racing and challenging spirit” in action, the THR-W Civic Si race car was developed and tested utilizing the professional knowledge of volunteers from multiple Honda divisions involved with design, engineering, manufacturing, marketing and finance. At Thunderhill, the modified, race-ready version of the all-new 2022 Honda Civic Si will be driven by a team of Honda associates. The team recently completed the first test of the Civic Si race car at Thunderhill in advance of the race.

Founded in 1996, THR-W team members use their experience on the racetrack to improve the design and engineering of Honda production cars and light trucks for the street. THR-W has a long record of success in racing Honda products in both Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and NASA competition, with more than 60 race victories in a variety of classes, including a class victory at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill in 2013.


Supplier Part
THR-W Custom intake
Koyo 48mm core aluminum racing radiator
Koyo Oil cooler
Hondata Engine management tuning
RV6 Racing down pipe and front pipe
Ticon Titanium exhaust
WPC Drivetrain surface treatment
M Factory Custom gear set
Motul Engine oil / transmission fluid / coolant treatment
MAPerformance Oil filter adaptor
Hasport Racing engine mount
Antigravity Battery
DEI Thermo management
Paragon 4-piston racing calipers
Paragon 2-piece floating rotors
PAGID RSL1 custom endurance racing brake pads
Motul Brake fluid
THR-W Custom brake ducts
KW Competition 2-way EXR racing dampers
H&R Race coil springs
RV6 Rear lower arms, toe links
RV6 Rear stabilizer bar
Body / Exterior
Power Stream Industries Custom MC2p woven pressed front splitter and air dam
APR Performance GT250 rear wing
Seibon Custom aero-vented carbon hood
Seibon Carbon trunk lid
Titan 7 Custom forged 17 x 9.5 wheels
Continental 245/40-17 high-performance tires
Baja Design Custom LED driving light
Covercraft Custom car cover
Interior / Safety
THR-W / DR Concept Custom FIA safety cage
BRIDE FIA bucket seat
Schroth FIA 6-point racing harness and window net
Fuelsafe FIA 32-gallon fuel cell
OMP FIA fire system
Sparco Racing steering wheel
NRG SFI steering hub adaptor and quick release
Acuity Racing pedal spacer and shifter bushing
Horsepower 220 hp
Torque 240 ft.-lb.
Weight (dry) 2450 lbs.

Team Liquid 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback

Continuing its leading presence in gaming and esports, Honda is once again the exclusive automotive partner and official vehicle of Team Liquid. This year, Team Liquid and Honda celebrate their partnership at SEMA with a customized 2022 Civic Hatchback, showcasing a wide array of accessories from HPD and Honda Genuine Accessories.


Supplier Part
HPD Front underbody spoiler
HPD Tailgate spoiler
HPD Gloss-black HPD emblem
Honda Genuine Accessories Gloss-black Civic, Sport and Honda logos
Honda Genuine Accessories Black Civic Si valve stem caps
Honda Genuine Accessories 18-inch black alloy wheels with black wheel lugs
Honda Genuine Accessories Roof carrier
Thule Motion XT Alpine roof box

HPD 2022 Honda Civic Si

HPD and Honda Genuine Accessories have combined forces to enhance the sporty appearance of the all-new 2022 Civic Si. Built specifically for the 2021 SEMA Show, the modified sport sedan showcases an extensive variety of accessories available for order from Honda dealerships, including aggressive underbody spoilers, HPD emblems, and more.


Supplier Part
HPD Front underbody spoiler
HPD Side underbody spoiler
HPD Rear underbody spoiler
HPD HPD emblem
Honda Genuine Accessories Gloss-black Civic and Honda logos
Honda Genuine Accessories Black Civic Si valve stem caps
Honda Genuine Accessories 18-inch black alloy wheels with black wheel lugs

Fifteen52 Project 96 Accord Wagon

Built in conjunction with HPD and Mountune, and powered by an HPD Civic Type R crate engine, the Fifteen52 Project 96 Honda Accord uses the mid-90s Japanese Touring Car Championship-winning Accord as its inspiration. In addition to installing the engine, Fifteen52’s partner Mountune made numerous other modifications to enhance handling, safety, and braking for this track-only racecar replica. The exterior sports a white, orange, red and green paint scheme designed by the founder of Japanese racing car constructor Mooncraft Co. Ltd, Takuya Yura, modeled after the original JACCS race car scheme. Other modifications enhance the period-correct authenticity, such as the inclusion of Japan-specification headlights, and replicas of the JACCS car’s aerodynamic exterior mirrors.

Available for purchase from authorized HPD dealers, the 306-horsepower (SAE net) K20C1 engine powering Civic Type R is available to racers for closed-course racing applications.


Supplier Part
HPD Civic Type R K20C1 crate engine
Honda Civic Type R Brembo front brakes
Fifteen52 Super Touring Podium wheels
Toyo Proxes RR performance radials – 235/35-ZR19
After Hours Automotive Race cage
Tien Street Advance Z coilovers
Hardrace Control arms, tie rods, toe links
Sparco Seat, racing harness, quick-release steering wheel

HPD K20C1 Crate Engine Package

Available directly from Honda Performance Development (HPD) is the HPD-developed Controls Package and K20C1 Crate Engine for use in racing and off-highway applications. This crate version of the engine found in the Civic Type R had been available previously to Honda Racing Line members and race teams. Now, any driver can purchase the HPD Crate Engine Package, specifically designed for easy, affordable and reliable swap applications.

Each Crate Engine comes with an engine long block, alternator, turbocharger, and starter motor. Included within the Controls Package is an HPD-developed ECU, engine swap harness, and accelerator pedal. Developed with ease-of-use in mind, the HPD ECU will be pre-tuned for convenient installation into a wide range of vehicles designated for off-highway applications, providing customers with HPD’s proven reliability and enhanced performance in their own racing vehicles.

The complete package is available now through HPD’s official dealers. Customers can contact the dealers directly to purchase a package as well as receive expert technical support for custom installations in their vehicles.

Official Dealers

Dealer Website
United Speed Racing
Science of Speed
Mountune USA
4Piston Racing

Overlanding Project Vehicles

Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project 2.0

For overlanding enthusiasts looking for rugged adventure, the Honda Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project 2.0 features off-road components that further advance the overlanding capability of the new 2022 Passport TrailSport, without sacrificing the Passport’s excellent road manners. Based on the Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project, the trail-ready SUV is ready to go off the grid with Honda Genuine Accessories, a Jsport suspension lift kit for more ground clearance, and rugged Firestone Destination A/T2 all-terrain tires for improved off-road traction.


Supplier Part
Honda R&D Custom Front recovery points in TrailSport orange
Honda R&D Custom Fuel tank and oil pan skid plates made from 3mm thick stainless steel
Honda Genuine Accessories Roof crossbars
Honda Genuine Accessories Fender flares
Honda Genuine Accessories Black 18-inch wheels
Honda Genuine Accessories Black wheel lug nuts
Honda Genuine Accessories Black valve stem cap with H-mark
Honda Genuine Accessories Lower door trim with HPD logo
Honda Genuine Accessories Trailer hitch
Honda Genuine Accessories H-mark emblem, gloss black
Honda Genuine Accessories Cargo tray
Honda Genuine Accessories Cargo side panel protectors
Firestone Destination A/T2 265/60-18 all-terrain tires
Jsport Suspension Lift Kit, 1.5-in. front, .75-in. rear
Roofnest Sparrow XL rooftop tent
Dirt Complex Rear hitch wheel and tire carrier
Factor 55 Hitchlink 2.0 trailer hitch receiver shackle mount
Factor 55 Crosby 3/4″ Shackle (rear recovery point)

Ridgeline HPD Trail Tour Project Vehicle

Custom built by Honda and fully equipped for overlanding, the Ridgeline HPD Trail Tour Project is based on a production 2021 Honda Ridgeline with the HPD Option Package. The pickup project is rugged and adventure-ready with bed and rooftop accessories from Thule and a custom spare tire carrier from Jsport. The Ridgeline HPD Trail Tour Project’s off-road capability is further improved with recovery points, and stainless-steel underbody skid plates custom designed and fabricated by Honda R&D engineers, a Jsport suspension lift kit, and Firestone Destination A/T2 all-terrain tires.


Supplier Part
Honda R&D Custom Gloss black front recovery points
Honda R&D Custom Fuel tank and oil pan skid plates made from 3 mm thick stainless steel
Firestone Destination A/T2 265/60-18 all-terrain tires
Jsport Suspension Lift Kit, 1.5-in. front, 0.75-in. rear
Jsport Custom spare tire carrier
Maxtrax Traction Boards
Thule Tepui Kukenam 3 rooftop tent
Thule WingBar Evo 150 crossbars
Thule Xsporter Mid truck bed rack with side bars
Thule OverCast awning
Thule Rapid Crossroad raised railing mount
Thule Canyon XT roof basket
Factor 55 Hitchlink 2.0 trailer hitch receiver shackle mount
Factor 55 Crosby 3/4″ Shackle (rear recovery point)

Africa Twin Overland

The Overland Expo, the world’s premier event series for do-it-yourself adventure travel enthusiasts, partnered with the Honda Powersports team to transform the 2021 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES DCT into the ultimate overland motorcycle. The Africa Twin Overland demonstrates the capabilities of the Africa Twin when outfitted with the latest adventure gear.

The Honda Africa Twin is already ideally suited for overland adventures, thanks to its crisp-shifting and easy-to-use dual-clutch transmission that simplifies the riding experience, allowing riders to focus on the trail ahead. The Africa Twin Overland is finished in Darkness Black Metallic, a new color for the 2021 model year.

For more information about the full range of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters and side-by-sides, go to


Supplier Part
Outback Motortek Crash bars, engine guards, skid plate
Jesse Luggage Hard luggage
Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage Soft luggage
DENALI Electronics Forward-facing auxiliary lights, front and rear turn signals, rear running/brake lights
Heidenau K60 Scout tires (90/90-21 front, 150/70-17 rear)
Garmin Zumo XT motorcycle navigation system
Garmin inReach Mini satellite communication
Superwinch LT2000 winch with custom mount
KonTour Seats
Doubletake Folding side mirrors
AltRider Radiator guards
AltRider DualControl brake system
AltRider Kickstand enlarger