Wings and mirror caps add power.
We were getting seriously tired of seeing the new Civic Type R in camouflage 24/7, but now that the car has been officially revealed, Honda has wasted no time showcasing some rather awesome accessories for Japan's favorite hot hatchback.
Honda has launched a preemptive attack against the aftermarket, which is usually the first to release accessories such as wings, scoops and fins for new performance models, but they won't be as in-your-face as some kits we've seen for Japanese sports cars. The fact that the FL5 is a much more mature car with restrained styling (compared to the outgoing Civic Type R) will appeal to some, and Honda's new accessories do little to change that. The rest will have to wait for the likes of Spoon, Mugen, and J's to release wilder body kits and styling accessories.
The FL5 has done away with many of the vents, scoops and winglets associated with the macho FK8, with a cleaner, more sophisticated new appearance but Honda Access has recently revealed some accessories that give the FL5 a more aggressive look without spoiling it too much.
A new carbon fiber rear wing looks more aggressive than the stock item and shaves a titanic 2.2 pounds off the OEM weight. For a touch of color matching, Honda Access also offers a set of red mirror caps complementing the red badging and highlights on the exterior and brake calipers.
The exterior isn't the only place that gets a bit of love: the interior can also be decked out in a bunch of red and carbon. The shift knob can be wrapped in red leather and the area surrounding the shifter can be covered in the same carbon fiber as found on the rear wing. You can even specify a Euro-spec horn, Type R door projectors, and custom carpets and ambient lighting.
Honda Access is yet to offer any sort of power upgrade for the Civic Type R's K20 turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but we doubt that it will be too difficult to produce over 400 horsepower from this mill, especially when you consider the fact that it's already making close to 330 hp in stock form. The OEM Plus look has always been a favorite of mine, so these Honda Access parts feel like they belong on the new CTR, but JDM tuners are sure to take things a step too far in the not-too-distant future.