An Italian racer team named JAS Motorsport which has a good relationship with Honda is seeking a hot yet affordable hatchback that can conquer all of other cars. And the Civic Type R TCR is surely their first choice.
And good news for racers who want to race it for hours is that the vehicle is newly equipped with an “endurance” spec, an anti-lock brakes, a better device of lights and driver cooling that is very important for the racer.
JAS’s Mads Fischer stated that the new car shows considerable improvement in several main areas such as aero, suspension and electronics.
“Our first Civic Type R TCR car has won five championships already and is in contention for another eight this year in Europe and Asia, and our aim is to ensure the new car continues to raise the bar for TCR competition globally,” he said.
JAS-developed Honda Civics helped Honda win the ETCC, TCR Germany, Middle East, Italy, and Benelux series by claiming the WTCC and partner team in 2013. In fact, Honda and JAS have begun their cooperation since 1998.
Know more about Honda Civic Type R 2022
The fifth-generation Honda Civic Type R 2022 from motorsport stalwart Honda is based on the 10th-generation Honda Civic. To sum the model up, it a high-performance version of the Civic and it features an aggressive-looking exterior design. For the Philippine market, the Civic Type R only has one variant and it comes with a price of Php 3,210,000.
Under the Philippine-spec Civic Type R's hood is a 2.0-liter K20C1 VTEC inline-4 which can produce a maximum of 306 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. This engine is then paired with a six-speed manual transmission, which comes with a rev-matching function. Like the standard Civic, the Civic Type R is a front-wheel-drive vehicle. Size-wise, it measures 4,577mm long, 1,877mm wide, and 1,434mm in height. It also has a ground clearance of 134mm, and a wheelbase length of 2,700mm.
Competing against the Honda Civic Type R 2022 in the Philippine market is the Subaru WRX STI and the BMW Z4 sDrive20i Sport 2.0 AT, in that they somewhat fall into the same price range. As for other front-wheel-drive, compact-sized sports cars however, the Civic Type R's direct competitor in the global market is the Hyundai Veloster N, which is only available through indent order locally.