Honda bringing race cars, motorcycles and more to SEMA 2018

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Honda Civic Type R TCR Race Car
Honda Civic Type R TCR Race Car / Image Credit: Drew Phillips
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SEMA is a show that knows no bounds. Tastes and styles range from tasteful to offensive, with all manner of vehicles and aftermarket parts resting in between. Honda is bringing some interesting but tame (at least by SEMA standards) cars, trucks, crossovers and motorcycles to Las Vegas next week. We'll see takes on the Honda Pilot, Civic and Insight as well as some of their new powersport offerings. Take a look at the gallery above for the full spread.

This 2019 Honda Pilot recently competed in the Rebelle Rally by Honda R&D Americas (HRA) associates Ariel Jen and Melanie Morimoto. The rally is an all-women navigation rally that runs 1,700 miles across eight days in California and Nevada. The drivetrain, from the engine to the all-wheel drive system, was completely stock. Modifications include skid plates, lifted ride height, aggressive tires, and an interior modified for additional storage equipment and spare tires.

The Honda Civic Type R TCR is a race-ready version of the Japanese automaker's hottest hatch. This car, driven by Ryan Eversley, won the inaugural TCR championship in the Pirelli World Challenge Series. Eversley had five wins and 11 podiums in 12 races. In this application, the Type R's 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four makes 340 horsepower and sends power to the front wheels through a six-speed sequential manual with a JAS twin-disc sintered-metallic clutch. The car packs upgraded suspension and brakes, too.

A few other cars Honda is bringing include the new Insight, a Honda-powered F3 Americas open-wheel race car and a Honda pedal car. The latter is 47 inches long, 24 inches high and 22 inches wide and uses carbon fiber in parts of the bodywork. The pedal car has a lithium-ion battery to power the lights and recharge things like smartphones.

Honda Powersports is bringing some two-wheeled offerings to SEMA, including a pair of models that are coming back to America after a long break. At its booth, you'll see a 2019 CRF450R Works Edition, a 2019 CRF450L, a 2019 Super Cub C125 ABS, a 2019 Monkey and a 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sports.

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