A 2014 Honda Civic Si Coupe wearing a design by video-gamer Tiffany Labedz will get a real-world reveal at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. The eye-catching coupe was created as part of a promotion between Honda and one of the gaming world top racing titles, Forza Motorsport, and was chosen from among 170 entries. It’s also the first physical vehicle to showcase a design from the Forza Motorsport community, adding a unique sense of style to what’s already one of the hottest sport compacts on the market today.
Right off the bat, the 2014 Honda Civic Si in both coupe and sedan configurations benefit from better performance than their 2013 counterparts, thanks to a retuned exhaust that helps deliver an additional 4 horsepower and 4 lb.-ft. of torque; for the new selling season, drivers will enjoy 205 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of torque, with that output routed through a six-speed manual transmission. Additionally, even before Labedz’ design updates, the 2014 Honda Civic Si comes fresh from the factory with an aggressive and unique style that’s been further enhanced for the new selling season.
In fact, even though the Civic was brand new for 2013, the 2014 Honda Civic Si models have been further fine-tuned this year with exclusive body mods like a lower front-bumper garnish, a larger rear decklid spoiler complemented by a freshened front spoiler, an air diffuser at the rear and upsized 18-inch wheels with a new design.
But not only will visitors to the Chicago Auto Show be able to see this stunning new take on the 2014 Honda Civic Si Coupe, they’ll also be able to drive it … sort of: Honda’s Chicago exhibit will include XBox One demo stations that allow folks to race the car in the latest edition of the Forza Motorsport video game.
Written by Charles Krome.
Photo courtesy of Honda.