Honda is bringing this wicked Type R-engined Accord estate to SEMA

By topgear, 28 October 2021

Honda is bringing this wicked Type R-engined Accord estate to SEMA

We must sincerely apologise – when Fifteen52 and Mountune USA unveiled this fantastic JACCS-liveried, fifth-generation Honda Accord estate that it had built in collaboration with Honda Performance Development (HPD) back in May, we completely missed the chance to show you it. We’re very, very sorry.

Thankfully, Honda has decided to bring the finished project along to the upcoming SEMA show in Las Vegas, so we get to have a good look at it all over again. 

Just fantastic, isn’t it? The iconic livery is of course inspired by the 1996 JTCC Championship-winning Mooncraft Honda Accord, and the whole project was used to promote Fifteen52’s Super Touring line of wheels.

However, it was also a chance for HPD to promote its K20C1 crate engine package. For those not familiar with Honda engine codes, that’s the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder from the FK8 Civic Type R which puts out 306bhp and 295lb ft of torque in US spec. So yes, this is a 1996 Accord estate with a modern-day Type R engine. Very, very cool.

But that’s not all, Project 96 (as Fifteen52 and Mountune refer to it) is also fitted with Civic Type R brakes, Tein coilovers, adjustable suspension components and a full roll cage. We want one…