SEMA 2008: Honda Civic HFP Concept
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Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) of the automobile aftermarket was formed in 1963 and now consists of over 7,094 companies worldwide, bringing together aftermarket manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, media, car dealers, specialty equipment distributors, installers, retailers and restoration specialists. The largest of the SEMA events held annually is the SEMA Show held usually in late October or early November in Las Vegas, Nevada in conjunction with the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week. The 2008 event is underway.
The HFP Concept takes the standard American Civic Si and added an HFP body kit, super-light alloy wheels with aerodynamic covers a lighter HFP exhaust system and an upgraded HFP suspension kit all of which improve the vehicles gas mileage without compromising its performance.
Press release and pictures after the break
Honda also revealed a Civic Honda Factory Performance (HFP) Concept sedan that represents a new approach on performance improvement. With more consumer concern about fuel prices, future customers may want to maximize the performance of their vehicles without compromising fuel economy. Honda Access America, Honda's accessory development company, took on that challenge. Through aerodynamic improvements to the next generation HFP body kit, super-light alloy wheels with aerodynamic covers, a lighter HFP exhaust system and an upgraded HFP suspension kit, this concept offers the possibility of improving both fuel economy and performance. In fact, a very similar package has proven its worth on the race tracks of Japan on the Civic Type R race car, which campaigned in a spec series called the Super Taikyu Series.
Source : Torque Report