Honda announces Civic Type R crate engine purchase programme along with other exhibits at SEMA Show

If you’ve ever wanted to shoehorn the Honda Civic Type R’s 2.0 litre VTEC Turbo engine into something else, good news ahead! The carmaker has announced, at this year’s SEMA Show, it will offer the power unit as a crate engine for purchase through Honda Performance Development’s (HPD) Honda Racing Line programme.

All you need to do to purchase the K20C1 306 hp/400 Nm engine is pony up US$6,519.87 (RM27597.63), as well as own a Racing Line membership. According to Honda, the sale of the Civic Type R crate engine builds upon Honda’s long-term commitment to the support of grassroots racing, so it’s strictly targeted at racing enthusiasts and professional racers (not for road use).

Aside from the crate engine, Honda also revealed several other SEMA exhibits, including race cars like the Civic Coupe Red Bull Global Rallycross, Pirelli World Challenge Civic Si and F3 Americas Series single-seater.

There’s also the Baja 1000 50th Anniversary Honda Ridgeline off-road race truck and THR-W Road Racing Endurance Type R, the latter set to race against the world’s fastest front-wheel-drive vehicles in stock form.

Other interesting displays include a Civic Si fitted with the K20C1 turbocharged engine as well as several other HPD race performance parts, aftermarket and Honda genuine parts. For something smaller, there’s the Concept Shifter Kart, which uses the latest CRF250R – a 250 cc, four-stroke engine with electric start.

To go along with the crate engine announcement, the Civic Type R will also receive a new Red Carbon accessories kit that includes door mirror covers, wing spoiler, interior panels, red leather shift knob, door sill with illuminated R logo, illuminated centre console and an indoor car cover.

Non-Type R Civics will get the new HFP Series kit – alloy wheels, sport suspension, front underbody, side underbody, rear underbody, rear spoiler, HFP floor mats, HFP badge (Side/RR), brake discs, sport pedal and shift knob.

Lastly, a range of Honda Powersports motorcycles will also be at the SEMA Show, including the Ken Roczen Replica 2017 CRF450R, 2017 CBR1000RR SP, TeamH35 2017 CBR600 RR, Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda/Roadrace Factory CBR 1000 RR SP2 and 2014 Honda Grom – Team 32V-B Endurance Racer.