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At the New York Auto Show, Honda unveiled the new racing livery for their Civic Red Bull Global Rallycross race car that’s set to debut in Pheonix in May at the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross opening round. Behind the wheel of this beast is Sebastian Eriksson and 2014 series champion Joni Wiman.

This souped up Rallycross model was a joint effort between Olsbergs MSE and Honda Performance Division. Boasting a solid 600+ horsepower output, the Civic Coupe GRX could very well pose a threat to Ford, Chevrolet, Volkswagen, and Subaru.

All that power is channeled via an all-wheel-drive system for a 0-60 mph time of 1.9 seconds. Yup, it’s faster than the 1,500 horsepower Bugatti Chiron. No other specs have been released yet but Honda did mention the GRX’s ability to handle the 70 foot table-top jumps that’s going to appear in the race. Meaning the suspension system has been upgraded along with the Coupe’s chassis.



As for the exterior, besides a new coat of paint the Rallycross Coupe is sporting red alloy wheels tucked under what seems to be wider fender flares, a wider air dam, and a huge wing to keep it planted.

For those of you thinking about taking your new Civic Coupe though a similar race course, don’t. “We won’t encourage our customers to take 70-foot jumps out on the street, but we will use this platform to tell people about all the incredible technology and performance capabilities of our new Civic Coupe,” said Nick Lee, National Advertising Manager, American Honda Motor Co, Inc.

You can watch the Civic Coupe GRX in action at the season opener on May 21 and 22 at Phoenix's Wild Horse Pace Motorsports Park.
 

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70 feet high jumps?! That is crazy. I'd like to see that, and I'd also like to get in and feel what it's like to take such a jump for myself.
 

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I'd like to have 600+ horsepower under my hood with a 0-60 mph time of 1.9 seconds. No idea what I would do with all that power but those are nice numbers.

I also noticed the extra hood ridges that gives the coupe a more aggressive look. Or is it just more prominent with a wrap?
 

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I can't see the hood ridges that you speak of. Perhaps it is simply the paint, wrap of lighting.
Same, hood looks like the stock hood except for the added air intakes and the hood clips.
 

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The from bumper looks a lot better with the chrome parts plasti dipped matte black, gives it a sportier look. Anyone plan to do that with their civic?
 

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The from bumper looks a lot better with the chrome parts plasti dipped matte black, gives it a sportier look. Anyone plan to do that with their civic?
I do. And I also believe that that will be a feature of the Type R when it comes out.
 

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I do. And I also believe that that will be a feature of the Type R when it comes out.
The hatch patent images actually show it coming standard with a black front grill. So those who don't want to bother with plastidip or vinyl wrapping should be able to swap out for the hatch grill piece as it should be a direct fit since only the lower portion of the hatch bumper is different, the upper piece is the same, but gloss black.
 

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The hatch patent images actually show it coming standard with a black front grill. So those who don't want to bother with plastidip or vinyl wrapping should be able to swap out for the hatch grill piece as it should be a direct fit since only the lower portion of the hatch bumper is different, the upper piece is the same, but gloss black.
True, but do you think the production hatchback will get the black grille, or just the Type R (which is in the hatchback bodystyle)?
 

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True, but do you think the production hatchback will get the black grille, or just the Type R (which is in the hatchback bodystyle)?
Well, the hatch patent images showed the production hatch, the same way the coupe/sedan patent images showed us the production cars. On those, the chrome pieces were white/gray. On the hatch images the grill is black. Which i would say is a pretty good indicator that the hatches will come standard with a black grill piece instead of the chrome, which goes in hand with their "sporty euro styling" scheme they have given the hatch along with the more aggressive bumpers and fake air intakes/vents.

Personally, i think for the 2017 MY they should make the gloss black grill piece an optional accessory on the sedan and coupe as well. (and they could possibly since it'll be a normal in stock piece).

But either way, the gloss black piece from the hatch could be ordered and fitted to any of the civic models.
 
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