With the debut of the completely redesigned 2003 Honda Accord comes a new realm of possibilities for customization. Envisioned and customized by Honda, the 2003 Honda Accord Concept Coupe exemplifies a new direction to a platform that has traditionally been among the most popular in the industry to modify. Now with an available 240-horsepower V-6 engine and a six-speed manual transmission, the performance demeanor of the Accord has increased to a new level. The Accord Concept Coupe goes a few steps further and strives to integrate useful modifications that give it even more horsepower, lower curb weight, increase handling performance, and improve acceleration and braking to practically race-ready levels.
Powertrain/Chassis Modifications: High-flow intake and exhaust, 300-horsepower 3.2-liter V-6 engine, limited slip differential, semi-manual 6-speed transmission, prototype 8-piston Brembo brakes, lowered racing suspension and widened track. Exterior Modifications: Carbon fiber body kit (includes bumpers, side sills, grill and underbody diffuser), dual aluminium integrated exhaust ports, aluminium/carbon fiber rear wing, black chrome finish headlights and taillights, 20-inch black chrome wheels, Bridgestone Potenza S03 235/45 ZR20 tires, fender flares and NSX Spa Yellow paint. Interior Modifications: F1-style paddle shifter on steering wheel, prototype multifunction meter display with on-board diagnostics, Sparco carbon/Kevlar backed bucket seats covered in Alcantera suede, 4-point front seat harnesses, three-spoke racing steering wheel, aluminium sport pedals.
Company press release, last updated before 12 / 01 / 2004
i have to say, apart from the NSX and the S2000 this looks like a great car, so far the only performance flaw i can see is its front wheel drive layout. as we all know, front wheel drive means we cant accelerate as fast due to the inertia putting a majority of the weight onto the rear wheels thus giving the rear wheels heaps of traction, then so the front wheels go free spinning because they cant get the traction they need to make the car go forward as fast it would being a rear wheel drive. also front wheel drive tends to understeer a bit more. theres nothing like the handling feel of a good rear wheel drive. so far honda's performance rear wheel drive cars have been a success as far as the s2000 and nsx go, they should make more rear wheel drives
For a Accord this is amazing. Though it may be too flashy, 300 HP for a 2003 accord concept is not a bad start. I like it.