• Oct 30th 2012 at 7:19PM
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The totally new 2013 Honda Accord has just now started trickling into dealerships across the country, but here at SEMA, we're already getting our first look at what the future has in store for Honda's midsize offering. Arriving in Honda showrooms next spring is this limited-edition HFP performance edition of the 2013 Accord Coupe, and although no power upgrades are on tap, there's some extra kit that will indeed make things more interesting out on the road.

Honda's HFP upgrades start with visual add-ons like 19-inch alloy wheels and a rear decklid spoiler, and further changes are found underneath that sheetmetal with the addition of a unique sport suspension that lowers the car by 15 millimeters and enhances overall handling. Of course, no sporty Accord would be complete without the necessary body enhancements to the front fascia, side sills and rear bumper, and don't worry, there will be plenty of HFP badges on both the exterior and interior.

Speaking of interior, the Accord HFP will have red illumination found throughout the cabin as well as – wait for it – specially branded floor mats.

A Honda spokesperson confirmed to Autoblog that the HFP package will be available with both the four- and six-cylinder engine. We've already had a chance to drive a two-door Accord with the V6 engine, and it's seriously good. The HFP add-ons should make this a truly sweet package.

Only 500 of the Accord Coupe HFP models will be produced, and the whole package will be offered as a $4,650 option package, not including the cost of installation. Scroll down for the full details in Honda's press release.
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American Honda Highlights Performance and Personalization at 2012 SEMA Show

2013 Honda Accord HFP makes world debut; Acura brand returns to SEMA Show with 2013 ILX; HPD displays championship race cars

10/30/2012 - LAS VEGAS

The Honda Factory Performance® (HFP®) package for the 2013 Accord Coupe makes its world debut today as part of the American Honda display at the 2012 SEMA Show. The all-new 2013 Accord Coupe and Sedan set a new standard for midsize car styling, efficiency and performance, and three modified Accords on display further highlight the personalized appearance and performance potential of the model.

Adjacent to the Honda display, Acura returns to the SEMA Show after a six-year absence on the strength of the all-new 2013 ILX luxury compact sedan, displaying two modified ILX vehicles and the striking Acura Supercar Concept vehicle featured in the blockbuster movie "The Avengers."

Honda Performance Development, Inc. (HPD) merits its own section of the display with championship vehicles including a replica of Dario Franchitti's 2012 Indianapolis 500-winning Indy car, the Muscle Milk® Racing 2012 American Le Mans Series P1 champion car and a B-spec Honda Fit race car that recently won its class at the 2012 SCCA Runoffs.

"Honda, Acura and HPD are on a roll this year, and the SEMA Show gives us a great opportunity to show off a bit," said Mike Accavitti, vice president of National Marketing Operations for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "With the new Honda Accord clearly excelling in all areas, the ILX opening new doors for Acura, and HPD building championship race cars left and right, it's clear that the magic is back."

The limited-edition HFP package for the 2013 Accord Coupe is set to go on sale in the spring of 2013 and includes: 19-inch HFP alloy wheels; decklid spoiler; HFP sport suspension (lowers height by 15mm and enhances handling); HFP front, side and rear underbody spoilers; red interior illumination; HFP floor mats and HFP badges for each side and the trunk. The HFP package, like all Honda Genuine Accessories, carries a 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty when installed at the time of new vehicle purchase, and is engineered to be fully compatible with the vehicle. Enhancing its exclusive appeal, only 500 examples of this limited-edition HFP package will be sold for the 2013 Accord. The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the package, not including installation, will be $4,650.

Also on display, a 2013 Accord Sedan featuring the X-Package and additional available Honda Genuine Accessories is designed to turn heads and accentuate the sedan's aerodynamic styling. The X-Package for the Accord Sedan is currently available for purchase nationwide at Honda dealers. The package includes front, side and rear underbody spoilers; a sport grille and a rear-wing spoiler with a MSRP of $2,171, excluding installation.

Reaching out to the enthusiast community, Honda invited two independent vehicle tuners to build and display their Accord concepts at the SEMA Show. Tuners were asked to push the limits of performance and style with their builds, and the vehicles on display demonstrate the personalized potential of the Accord Coupe and Sedan. After previously building amazing versions of the 2011 CR-Z and the 2012 Civic Si, Bisimoto Engineering returns with a 401 hp version of the Accord V6 Coupe in "Grand Touring" style. With three prior Honda project builds under their belts, including a 2007 Element, a 2009 Pilot and a 2011 CR-Z, DSO Eyewear / MAD Industries shows off their all-new Accord Sedan with upscale customization inside and out.

The HPD Supercharged CR-Z Concept rounds out the Honda section of the display with a further exploration of the performance potential of the CR-Z Sport Hybrid. Expanding on the CR-Z supercharged engine displayed at the 2011 SEMA Show, HPD made enhancements to improve acceleration, handling and stopping by adding a sport exhaust, developing a sport suspension, designing wheels with high performance tires and adding sport brakes.

The all-new 2013 Acura ILX luxury compact sedan offers a great chassis, dynamic engine choices, and sophisticated styling, perfect for the car enthusiast seeking compact fun and performance, with luxury and technology matching much larger vehicles. Honda R&D's Team Honda Research-West chose to highlight the performance potential of the car by building the 2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer, on display, which will compete in NASA's grueling 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race later this year. Additionally on display, Evasive Motorsports created the 2013 Acura ILX Street Build project car, featuring an Acura Genuine Accessories aero kit and aftermarket supercharger among many modifications designed to provide a fun, daily drivable car that is tastefully done.

Vehicles on Display at the American Honda Booth

Honda Display

2013 Accord Coupe HFP®
2013 Accord Sedan – with Honda Genuine Accessory X-Package
HPD Supercharged CR-Z Concept
HPD CR-Z engine concept with supercharger (engine only)
Bisimoto 2013 Honda Accord Coupe "Grand Touring"*
2013 Honda Accord Sedan by DSO Eyewear/MAD Industries*

Acura Display

Team Honda Research-West (THR-W) 2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
Evasive Motorsports 2013 Acura ILX Street Build*
Acura Supercar Concept movie vehicle featured in "The Avengers"

Honda Performance Development, Inc. Display

Honda Powered DW12 Indianapolis 500 Winning Indy car Replica
HPD ARX-03a ALMS P1 Championship Race Car
HPD B-Spec Fit Race Car

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      • 2 Years Ago
      With 278 HP from the V6 I'm not sure the Accord coupe needs more power. It's already in the mid 5's with 0-60 times, even the sedan is now. I know a manual coupe is even faster. This Accord coupe is sexy looking and the rims really set it off. And for those saying Honda "what happened" to you and what not, this new Accord has been getting praised all over for its performance as well as its handling and being an overall great car. Honda may not have a true dedicated sports car, but this new Accord is no wallflower.
        • 2 Years Ago
        while a good argument, you're still not addressing the ridiculously high cost of this option. $2000 would be the correct price.
      • 2 Years Ago
      With this and the upcoming Mazda 6, its never been a better time to purchase a Midsizer.
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks good, But 4650 on top of the regular car for a set of rims and badges? Seems like a bit much to me.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Damn I think it looks amazing. The rear reminds me of Porsche.
      • 2 Years Ago
      "The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the package, not including installation, will be $4,650." Wait.....you gotta pay for it to be installed also? Given dealership shop rates of $80+/hr, that could easily add another $500-800 to the price tag. $5k+ for a dealer installed appearance package gets a thumb down from me.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Exactly, that is a very high price for an appearance package.
        • 2 Years Ago
        $80 a hour? Where do you live? Where I live dealer hourly rates vary from $95-121 a hour o.0!
      • 2 Years Ago
      A stock V6 coupe comes in at $31k. Add another $5k for the HFP kit for a total of $36k MSRP... that would put it in 3 Series and C Class range! Good luck with that, Honda!
        • 2 Years Ago
        Technically, you're right, but good luck finding a 3 Series, or C-Class that's devoid of options. The Accord would be $36k, and nicely loaded. A well equipped 3 Series, or C-Classes, would sticker for around $45k. Also keep in mind that rarely do Hondas rarely go out the door at sticker price, which would make the price difference even greater.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Beautiful wheels.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Enough with the strip of LEDs in the headlights already!!!!
      • 2 Years Ago
      For some reason, I like it. Tailights are very previous-gen Porsche. Nor a bad thing.
      • 2 Years Ago
      What is with the "Honda what happened to you" comments. They have offered this overpriced kit since 2003 and I've never seen one on the road. The Accord Coupe doesn't compete with the G37. It never competed with the Mustang or Camaro. However it does compete with the Altima Coupe. And easily beats that POS.
      • 2 Years Ago
      nice clean look with tasteful wheels. I like it!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Still oddly proportioned around the rear wheels, makes them look small and too inset. Oh Honda...
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