Civic Type R is the Sapphire Centerpiece of SEMA Vendor Booth

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2017 Honda Civic Type R

Instagrammer’s Civic Type R makes big splash at its SEMA show debut with a whole host of mods and a big following.

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless it’s all of the cool Honda builds we came across at this year’s SEMA show. Why should Sin City keep everything a secret, after all?

Case in point: this 2017 Civic Type R owned by Instagrammer jonnys_honda. What was originally Championship White and, dare we say it, tame is now a blue devil making its SEMA show debut with exhaust performance specialist Milltek Sport.

2017 Honda Civic Type R

Currently wrapped in 3M Blue, a color which debuted at SEMA 2017, Jonny’s Civic Type R is the centerpiece of Milltek’s booth at SEMA 2018, and with good reason. The stock exhaust was swapped out for the vendor’s race exhaust and downpipe for that extra push over the cliff the Type R’s 2.0-liter turbo-four needs.

Speaking of power, the turbo-four gains more help under the carbon fiber hood with a custom tuned ECU, high-performance radiator, and even a carbon fiber cold-air intake. All corners wear a set of Desmond Regamasters wrapped in Yokohama Advan A048 tires, the driver and passengers are protected from the sun and onlookers with a custom window tint, and a revamped pair of LED HID headlamps light the way. Additionally, this Type R has been a test bed for aerodynamic pieces developed by BMSPEC. If you want to see the evolution of Jonny’s Civic Type R, all you need to do is check out his Instagram.

This bright blue FK8 wraps up our coverage of the SEMA show. Did we miss anything important? Let us know. After all, SEMA is enormous, and even if you’re quick, it’s tough to cover the whole grounds in just two days.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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