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We're starting to get that overwound spring feeling in the pits of our stomachs as SEMA is roaring down upon us. Next week, the ginormous event for tuners and aftermarket manufacturers gets underway in Las Vegas, and Honda will be there with two Accord Coupes they spiced up in-house. The 2008 Accord is still wet behind the ears, and the two coupes are going to be rolling showcases for what treasures can be found in the accessories catalog. The Honda Factory Performance version of the coupe will be equipped with ownership and enjoyment-enhancing pieces that everyone can purchase and have installed at their dealer.

More exotic will be the HF-S concept (above), created by Honda's accessory development team. Our guess is that the HF-S will be more kitted-up and carrying stuff that's not yet available, but could be. The car definitely looks like it was ripped from Manga, and the great thing about factory accessories is that if you have the dealer affix them to your car, they carry a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty. That's better than the nonexistent warranty you'll find on anything you bolt on yourself from the Mugen catalog.

[Source: Honda]

PRESS RELEASE:
Honda to Reveal Two Factory-Modified Accord Coupes at SEMA Show

10/23/2007 -TORRANCE, Calif. - American Honda Motor Co., Inc., today announced that two factory-modified versions of the all-new 2008 Accord Coupe will be revealed at the 2007 SEMA show on October 30, 2007. SEMA attendees will see the first showing of the Honda Factory Performance version of the Accord Coupe along with the Accord Coupe HF-S Concept, a specialty concept created by Honda Access America, Inc., Honda's U.S. accessory development team. More details about both vehicles will be released at the SEMA show.

As a dealer installed accessory, Honda's in-house HFP products carry the same 3-year/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty as the rest of the vehicle, when installed at the time of new vehicle purchase, and are designed to genuinely enhance the ownership experience. American Honda launched its performance accessory
program in 2002 with the introduction of a Honda Factory Performance package for the Civic EX Coupe.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      it looks like tiburon. theres no stupid cross hair for a dodge, thats why it looks good.
      hate the "this is what is will look like drawings too" but
      whatever, it looks cool, and would be cooler in rwd/awd.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This car would be perfect with a Dodge badge on its grille...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like it, I've always been a fan of the Accord coupes.

      Unfortunately, i hate renderings like this. They always have impossibly large wheels and then the actual car never actually looks that good.

      Someday...I hope Honda will wake up and make this RWD.
        • 7 Years Ago
        no, they need to keep honda FWD, but make Acura a RWD brand to better compete with the likes of BMW, Infiniti, Cadillac
      • 7 Years Ago
      Pointless. Another heavy, front-drive coupe. I like Honda, but who needs this?
      • 7 Years Ago
      this looks cool. If it looks this good IRL, it might change my mind about the crappy new accords. But yeah, this looks like a case of "the rendering looks a lot better than real life.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Following the drawing, does that mean Honda is AXING THAT HIDEOUS TRUCK CHROME GRILL?!!?!? Sweet.