When the Honda Factory Performance package debuted for the 2013 Honda Accord at SEMA last year, we were told it would come as optional fitment for both the four-cylinder and V6 Accords. Now that Honda has put it on sale, however, it's only for the V6, at least for now.

The upgraded coupe will be limited to just 500 copies, and it will be known by its 15-millimeter-lower ride height thanks to a sport suspension, exclusive 19-inch wheels on summer tires, ground effects all around the car and HFP badging. Interior updates will be limited to red illumination and HFP floormats.

Honda says the package will cost $4,620 – a $30 drop from the price announced at SEMA - not including installation, and it come with a 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty if you have it put on when buying the car new. The press release below can tell you more.
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HONDA FACTORY PERFORMANCE PACKAGE NOW AVAILABLE FOR ACCORD COUPE V6

07/16/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif. - The limited-edition Honda Factory Performance® (HFP®) package for the Honda Accord Coupe V6 goes on sale today at select Honda dealers in the United States. First shown at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas and recently performance tested by Honda's North American racing company, Honda Performance Development, Inc. (HPD), the HFP package adds significantly enhanced vehicle dynamics and distinctive styling cues to the already-sporty Accord Coupe.

To verify that the HFP package is more than just a pretty face, HPD, better known for its pinnacle racing efforts, was enlisted to conduct back-to-back track testing of the Accord Coupe V6 in stock and HFP forms. Their testing revealed that both cars are able performers, but the Accord equipped with the HFP package, utilizing a sport suspension package and 19-inch summer tires, felt more confident and stable and is capable of going around the track faster than the stock car.

"The new Accord Coupe V6 is already a natural on twisty roads, but the HFP package really takes it to a new level," said Lee Niffenegger, program senior engineer at Honda Performance Development. "With a lowered ride height, sport suspension and more performance-oriented tires, the HFP kit definitely provides more controlled body motions and enhanced stability."

The HFP package features 19-inch HFP alloy wheels; a 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 Coupe V6. The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the package, not including installation, is $4,620.


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      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      It should include a slight exhaust tuning, this car is very fast for a sedan and its pricing, but is very silent at the same time. The car will rocket forward with absolute ease, but the almost absent engine note is quite a buzz kill. I couldn't have fun with its paddles because the engine was so silent it was hard to know when to shift. Definitely needs more sound if its going to play dress up.
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      A bit overpriced.
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      Curtimack
      • 1 Year Ago
      Does not compute Will Robinson!
      Matt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Only Honda would offer a "Performance package" that actually slows the car down. How about a "21st century package" that includes modern engine/transmission technology? Turbo w/ Direct Injection, DOHC v6, 8-speed auto or a dual clutch, etc.
        oRenj9
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matt
        A turbocharged V6 engine in a FWD car. I see nothing wrong with this idea, please carry on.
        superchan7
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matt
        More stuff to break, then Hondas wouldn't be reliable.
          Matt
          • 1 Year Ago
          @superchan7
          By that logic, we should all still be driving a Model T
        Gorgenapper
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matt
        It performs alright, it's performing the role of differentiating the posers who buy the HFP package from the enthusiasts who use less expensive and good quality aftermarket parts.
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          @Gorgenapper
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        @Matt
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      tornado542
      • 1 Year Ago
      You guys do realize that if you order a la carte...all from the honda.com website... Upgraded Wheels and tires...$2000 Full body kit...$1200 Suspension work...$2000 is not that much of a stretch, even if you go to a suspension shop This is actually not a bad deal. Someone please tell where you can get this stuff for less...and make it look factory.... PS...if anyone says clearance $129 wheels from tire rack...you are an idiot. Good wheels are $300-500 a pop easy.
        tornado542
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tornado542
        Also... Performance does not equal 0-60. A real measurement of performance is ability to get around a track...so suspension matters more than more hp.
          graphikzking
          • 1 Year Ago
          @tornado542
          So bigger tires (not wider but larger) = more unsprung weight further from center mass = slower to go and slower to stop. = slower around a track. There are no upgraded springs, suspension on this. $1200 for lowering springs? Are you effing insane? 2 hours for a DIY'er to install on a brand new car (no corrosion etc) and the springs MIGHT cost $300. More body kit = less aerodynamic = more weight = more wind resistance = slower to go and possibly faster to stop (although more weight makes it harder so that is a wash). Badging, floormats, etc are NOT any type of performance. Are you the type that adds a NOS sticker and says it add "15 hp to my car"? I hate to insult you but please don't defend a nearly $5,000 package that is just badging, shorter springs and large tires and rims. Yes tires are probably $300-$400 per tire but they are also not putting on the original ones on that would have cost them $200 anyway. Rims/tires from Manufacturers are always more than just buying a SECOND set from someone else and keeping the factory ones for winter. If this was a REAL performance package I'd like to see 1. Another 10-20hp (possibly from the Acura engine tweaks) 2. Bigger brakes for better stopping 3. Sport tuned suspension (not just lowering springs.) - This just has a lower suspension, not even sport tuned for goodness sake. Again, $5k for this? Guess there really is a sucker born every minute if they expect to sell these. I'd pay $2100 tops for this "performance package" - that is what the true value is probably worth.
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          @tornado542
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          @tornado542
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        graphikzking
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tornado542
        BTW - if you are in the Philadelphia market I have a place that will do a FULL Coil over (adjustable) suspension installed in most cars for $2000. If you just want springs installed (progressive and lowering) they could get it done for probably about $600 (this option is 100times better than the Honda set they are putting on this car). Favorite of most "racers" that are on extreme budgets and don't want to pony up for a full coil over setup. You saying $2000 for suspension work is like Toyota adding a CAI on a Prius and charging $3000 for it - then you would justify saying "Engine work can easily reach $3000" Yes it COULD if it was all torn apart and rebuilt etc. Just adding a CAI is a $100 add-on. Changing springs is a $250 cost for a MFG and since they aren't putting the originals on the car at all, it's basically a zero cost to them.
        m_2012
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tornado542
        $2000 is WAY to much for 15mm lower springs. They ordered these from the same supplier for likely LESS than they paid for the stock ones. So for $50 worth the metal, they call it $2K.
        Shiftright
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tornado542
        If you think good wheel must cost you $300-500 a pop I have an awesome bridge to sell you.
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          @Shiftright
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      PatrickH
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd expect nothing more from Honda. American Honda continues the laughing stock...
      Sean
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is pathetic. To add insult to injury, not only is it $5K for a cosmetic package (and a drop that's hardly more than half an inch), the "cosmetic upgrades" are nothing more than tacked-on cladding. Why do Honda and Toyota continue to offer these ugly bumper corner pieces? Calling them spoilers is a marketing move at best.
      untitledfolder
      • 1 Year Ago
      Only Honda would sell you a performance pack that is almost purely cosmetic for nearly 5g's uninstalled. I don't even get it.
      SCOTTM
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dumb package for gullible lads. Worth maybe $2000 at best. What happened to Honda giving you real performance for $2-3K? Remember the Type-R, Type-S, SIR and CR? Those were all valuable performance upgrades. Honda is now a badging company. It's sad.
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      dmat
      • 1 Year Ago
      oh look, a performance package that doesnt boost performance.
        Scooter
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dmat
        To be fair, the car is very quick. When I drove one at my local Honda, it was pretty fun to give myself a slight whip lash opening up the V6, too quiet though. The silence of the engine pretty much drains the fun from the car.
      m_2012
      • 1 Year Ago
      A cosmetic "performance" pack for $5K?! Next....
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