Honda will be at the forefront of both safety and levels of competition when the WTCR – FIA Globe Touring Car or truck Cup time gets underway, with the new Civic Sort R Confined Edition becoming the Formal Protection Car or truck of the series for 2020.
Unveiled in February at the Milan headquarters of Honda’s extensive-term motorsport collaborator and official lover, JAS Motorsport, the Civic Sort R Confined Edition is a person of two new variants to be added to the Sort R line-up for 2020 and is the most excessive model of the legendary hatchback to be produced to date.
Designed in maintaining with Sort R tradition, and with monitor effectiveness the principal concentration, it also incorporates the very same sector-primary energetic safety and driver-assistive technologies that served the Civic range – which incorporates the typical Sort R on which the Honda Civic Sort R TCR racer is primarily based – receive leading rankings in Euro NCAP checks.
The Sort R Confined Edition Protection Car or truck will carry a resplendent livery that includes the ‘Sunlight Yellow’ color – the very same color that the dynamic entrance-wheel drive hatchback will be offered to clients in.
In addition to functions that optimise on-monitor effectiveness, such as lightweight 20″ solid BBS alloy wheels, Michelin Pilot Activity Cup-2 tyres, 2-piece floating brake discs and modified dampers, the Confined Edition’s stripped-back again inside assists lead to a excess weight reduction of 47kg when compared to the GT-specification Sort R.
The Confined Edition retains the Sort R’s potent 2.-litre VTEC Turbo motor, which has a peak energy output of 320PS at 6,500rpm and peak torque of 400Nm. -100km/h (-62mph) is reached in five.7 seconds.
The livery of the Civic Sort R Protection Car or truck is encouraged by the intense philosophy behind the manufacturing motor vehicle, and is the get the job done of Belgian artist Vanuf, who has made numerous of Honda’s official liveries for its touring car or truck programmes.
The 2020 WTCR time will consist of six rounds at European venues, commencing at the Salzburgring in Austria on the weekend of 12-13 September. 4 Honda Civic Sort R TCRs will be campaigned – two by ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, and a further two by ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport.
François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Functions, the WTCR promoter, claimed: “Honda has a loaded background in FIA Globe Touring Car or truck levels of competition and its extensive-standing commitment to the category is 2nd to none, so we are delighted to welcome Honda as the new Formal Protection Car or truck Husband or wife of the WTCR – FIA Globe Touring Car or truck Cup with its Civic Sort R Confined Edition. Owning such an legendary car or truck as the Civic Sort R as the Formal Protection Car or truck – with its excellent safety rating, its sporty, dynamic characteristics, as effectively as its affordability – suits flawlessly with the philosophy of WTCR.”