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 2024
The 2023 Honda Civic Type R is a high-performance, compact, five-seater, front-wheel-drive liftback. In the Philippine market, it carries a standard retail price of Php 3,880,000.
Under the hood of the Civic Type R is a 2.0-liter inline-4 gasoline turbocharged engine that can make up to 316 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque. The said engine is then paired with a six-speed manual gearbox with rev-matching.
Size-wise, the latest version of the Civic Type R is 4,593mm long, 1,890mm wide, and 1,407mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,735mm, and a ground clearance of 123mm.