Honda is sending an Accord estate with a Type R engine to SEMA
- On 29/10/2021 at 12:54
- In Modified Cars
We sincerely apologise for missing the opportunity to show you this magnificent JACCS-liveried, fifth-generation Honda Accord estate that Fifteen52 and Mountune USA created in partnership with Honda Performance Development (HPD) back in May.
We apologise profusely.
Fortunately, Honda has opted to bring the completed vehicle to the next SEMA exhibition in Las Vegas, so we'll get another look at it.
Isn't it just fantastic?
The famous livery was inspired by the Mooncraft Honda Accord that won the JTCC Championship in 1996, and the entire project was intended to advertise Fifteen52's Super Touring range of wheels.
It was, however, an opportunity for HPD to market their K20C1 crate engine package.
That's the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder from the FK8 Civic Type R, which produces 306bhp and 295lb ft of torque in US spec. For those unfamiliar with Honda engine codes, that's the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder from the FK8 Civic Type R, which produces 306bhp and 295lb ft of torque in US spec.
Yes, this is a 1996 Accord estate with a Type R engine from today.
But that's not all; Project 96 (as it's known by Fifteen52 and Mountune) also has Civic Type R brakes, Tein coilovers, adjustable suspension components, and a full roll cage.
We'd want one...