Honda will be at the forefront of the two security and competitors when the WTCR – FIA Environment Touring Motor vehicle Cup year receives underway, with the new Civic Type R Limited Edition getting to be the Official Security Motor vehicle of the series for 2020.
Unveiled in February at the Milan headquarters of Honda’s extensive-phrase motorsport collaborator and official partner, JAS Motorsport, the Civic Type R Limited Edition is just one of two new variants to be extra to the Type R line-up for 2020 and is the most excessive version of the legendary hatchback to be built to day.
Produced in maintaining with Type R tradition, and with keep track of overall performance the principal concentration, it also contains the very same sector-top energetic security and driver-assistive technologies that served the Civic selection – which contains the conventional Type R on which the Honda Civic Type R TCR racer is primarily based – receive prime rankings in Euro NCAP exams.
The Type R Limited Edition Security Motor vehicle will carry a resplendent livery featuring the ‘Sunlight Yellow’ color – the very same color that the dynamic entrance-wheel travel hatchback will be offered to consumers in.
In addition to characteristics that optimise on-keep track of overall performance, this kind of as light-weight 20″ forged BBS alloy wheels, Michelin Pilot Activity Cup-2 tyres, 2-piece floating brake discs and modified dampers, the Limited Edition’s stripped-again inside helps lead to a pounds reduction of 47kg as opposed to the GT-specification Type R.
The Limited Edition retains the Type R’s impressive 2.-litre VTEC Turbo engine, which has a peak ability output of 320PS at six,500rpm and peak torque of 400Nm. -100km/h (-62mph) is reached in five.seven seconds.
The livery of the Civic Type R Security Motor vehicle is encouraged by the intense philosophy guiding the production auto, and is the function of Belgian artist Vanuf, who has created a lot of of Honda’s official liveries for its touring automobile programmes.
The 2020 WTCR year will consist of 6 rounds at European venues, setting up at the Salzburgring in Austria on the weekend of 12-13 September. 4 Honda Civic Type R TCRs will be campaigned – two by ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, and a even more two by ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport.
François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Functions, the WTCR promoter, claimed: “Honda has a prosperous heritage in FIA Environment Touring Motor vehicle competitors and its extensive-standing motivation to the class is next to none, so we are delighted to welcome Honda as the new Official Security Motor vehicle Partner of the WTCR – FIA Environment Touring Motor vehicle Cup with its Civic Type R Limited Edition. Possessing this kind of an legendary automobile as the Civic Type R as the Official Security Motor vehicle – with its great security rating, its sporty, dynamic features, as nicely as its affordability – fits completely with the philosophy of WTCR.”