AWE REVEALS FK8 CIVIC TYPE R PROJECT CAR, FEATURING ADVAN, FALKEN, H&R, AND THULE
Precision Drive, Horsham, Pennsylvania
August 20 2020
AWE, the precision engineering firm based outside of Philadelphia, has a full gallery showcasing the in-house daily-driven FK8 Civic Type R development car.
With both exhaust lines featuring Touring Editions armed with AWE’s proprietary drone-canceling solution, 180 Technology®, and unruly Track Editions, AWE engineered unprecedented, modular triple and dual exhaust tip configurations for customers to truly tailor their exhaust all the way from the sound to the presentation.
“I daily drove this sport compact beast for many months, and fell in love with the tone of the AWE CTR system, as well as the amazing additions provided by our partners on this one. A real win of a dev car,” stated AWE VP Jesse Kramer.
For this project car, AWE teamed up with Yokohama's Advan Racing team to outfit a wheel that properly accented the R’s polarizing body styling -- regardless of where it was seen -- and it had to be bronze. Luckily, the RZF2, Advan’s first full-face design, checked all the boxes for a proper fit and finish. H&R Springs and Falken Azenis tires keep the R grounded.
AWE FK8 Civic Type R performance upgrades:
- AWE Touring Edition Exhaust with triple 4.5" diamond black tips
- Bespoke AWE livery in gloss red and black
- H&R Sport Springs
- Advan Racing RZF2, 18x9.5 ET45 in Racing Umber Bronze with Monster Lugs M14 Lug Kit
- Falken Azenis RT615K in 265/32R18
- Hondata FlashPro
In proper AWE fashion, a daily driven development car needed to accommodate more than trips to the race track. Thule, a long time partner of AWE, got involved with the project to facilitate the intersection of extreme sport and automotive performance lifestyles.
The featured Thule configuration includes:
- Thule UpRide x2
- Thule WingBar Evo
- Thule Evo Clamp
- Thule Fit Kit 145043
- Custom Cult Butter featuring components by Animal Bikes and Cinema BMX
- Custom Kink Darryl Tocco featuring components by ODI Grips, Sunday Bikes, The Shadow Conspiracy, Primo BMX, Sun BMX, and Flybikes
The full gallery of the AWE Project FK8 Civic Type R can be found on AWE’s site in the “Unlocked” section right this way.
AWE is the authority in precision engineering for enthusiast vehicles. From award-winning handcrafted performance exhausts dubbed The Best Sounding Exhausts on the Planet™, to track-tested carbon fiber intakes and performance intercoolers, AWE innovates, designs, engineers, manufactures, and distributes AWE brand performance products globally through its preferred network of dealers, online, and from its state-of-the-art headquarters outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since 1991, AWE's elite team of researchers, engineers, innovators, and drivers have track-tested and introduced premium performance upgrades for some of the finest automobiles in the world.
About Advan Wheels
Yokohama Advan Wheel Design is a division of the Yokohama Rubber Co. Yokohama is very successful in the automotive tire market, thus the Yokohama Advan Wheel Design was created to bring advanced wheels to compliment their tires. Using several methods such as mold form forging, spin forging, and flow form casting, Yokohama Advan wheels are one of the strongest and most reliable wheel brands from Japan.
The H&R philosophy is simple and effective: To manufacture the best suspension products, using only the highest grade materials, and then back all of our products with unparalleled customer service. This philosophy has made H&R what it is today - the industry leader in high performance, quality suspension components. Be it on the street or on the track, H&R has become synonymous with consistent, proven suspension performance and quality.
About Falken Tires
Falken Tires was launched in its native country of Japan in 1983 and introduced to the North American market two years later. At its inception, Falken was created as the flagship high performance radial brand under Ohtsu Tire and Rubber. Now, nearly 35 years later, Falken has solidified its place as a strong consumer choice for tires, as it has focused on UHP (Ultra High Performance) products by participating in – and winning – well-known professional motorsports programs. The success achieved in these programs helps to further develop and improve passenger vehicle products for both domestic and worldwide distribution.
Thule was established in Sweden in 1942. And ever since then, we've made it our business to bring you closer to the world and your passion for life. We are an international group of people united by our own passion for helping active families and outdoor enthusiasts.