Honda Performance Development (HPD) has teased the Civic Type R TCR race car it is developing alongside JAS Motorsports.
Much like the new road car, the new Civic Type R TCR benefits from an overhauled exterior design that incorporates new parts to increase downforce, the most obvious being the fitment of a towering rear wing. The TCR racer also features a modified version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder from the road-going Civic Type R.
A multitude of other changes have been made to the hot hatch, including the fitment of upgraded braking and transmission systems. HPD and JAS Motorsports have also revised the interior and fitted a new multi-channel driver display that displays more information in real time. A revised ‘quick fill’ fueling system is also present, as is additional lighting, driver cooling, and anti-lock brakes.
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The new Honda Civic Type R TCR will make its racing debut in April with partner teams HART, LA Honda World, and VGRT in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. Complete driver line-ups have not yet been announced but we know that LA Honda World will field two cars that include Ryan Eversley and Matt Pombo as one of the driver pairings.
“We are delighted and excited to reveal the all-new Honda Civic Type R TCR, designed and built by JAS Motorsport at our specialist facility in Italy, and send our most sincere thank you to Honda for not only continuing to give us their blessing for this project, but for their renewed commitment to customer racing globally through a TCR program that we are incredibly proud to be at the center of,” JAS Motorsports TCR project leader Mads Fischer said. “The new Type R TCR features significant enhancements in chassis, engine, suspension, and braking, while we’ve used the extensive knowledge gained through the NSX GT3 and Civic Type R TCR Customer Racing Programs to create our safest and most driver-friendly cockpit yet.”