Honda Civic will open WTCR championship

Honda Civic will open WTCR championship

July 3, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition will become the official safety car of the WTCR 2020 championship. The press service of the manufacturer.

This year’s new Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition will open the season of the prestigious World Touring Car Cup (WTCR).

A bright yellow livery was created for the car, created by the Belgian artist and designer Jean-Luc Vanuf. The first stage of the championship will take place on the Salzburgring track in Austria on September 12-13.

“Honda has a rich history of participating in the FIA ​​World Touring Car ring races, so we are very pleased to welcome Honda as the new official safety car in the form of the Civic Type R Limited Edition,” comments Francois Ribeiro, WTCR promoter. “The opportunity to have such an iconic model, like the Civic Type R, as an official safety car, with its superior performance, sporty and dynamic qualities, as well as customer accessibility, is fully consistent with the philosophy of our championship. “

Recall that the debut of the novelty took place in February at the headquarters of JAS Motorsport in Milan, which is a long-standing partner of Honda in the world of motorsport. 2020 Civic Type R Limited Edition is a special version of the model designed for use on racing tracks.

The novelty differs from its counterparts in other bumpers, a special brake system with floating brake discs, a Spartan interior, 20-inch forged alloy wheels from BBS and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 sports tires. In contrast to the Type R GT version, the novelty became 47 kg lighter.

Under the hood of the European version of Type R Limited Edition is a 2-liter VTEC turbocharged engine that develops 320 hp. and 400 Nm of torque. And for American buyers, the motor was slightly derated.