The brand new Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition, which turned out to be an instantaneous success for the Japanese automaker, has develop into the official security automotive for FIA’s 2020 World Touring Automotive Cup (WTCR) season.
Sporting a particular livery signed by Belgian artist Vanuf, which is predicated on the Daylight Yellow (Phoenix Yellow) shade, it should be part of the Civic Kind R TCR racers on the Salzburgring in Austria, on September 12-13, in addition to the opposite rounds of this season’s WTCR calendar.
“Honda has a wealthy historical past in FIA World Touring Automotive competitors and its long-standing dedication to the class is second to none, so we’re delighted to welcome Honda as the brand new Official Security Automotive Companion of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Automotive Cup with its Civic Type R Restricted Version”, stated Francois Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport occasions, the WTCR promoter. “Having such an iconic automotive because the Civic Kind R because the Official Security Automotive – with its wonderful security ranking, its sporty, dynamic qualities, in addition to its affordability – suits completely with the philosophy of WTCR.”
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Introduced in February on the JAS Motorsport headquarters in Milan, Italy, which is Honda’s long-term motorsport official associate and collaborator, the 2020 Civic Type R Limited Edition is a extra track-focused model of the compact scorching hatch. It options modified dampers, two-piece floating brake discs, a stripped-back inside and 20-inch solid light-weight alloy wheels made by BBS and shod in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. These have contributed to a weight discount of 104 lbs (47 kg) in comparison with the GT-spec Kind R.
The powertrain stays unchanged, although, which signifies that it’s powered by a 2.0-liter VTEC turbocharged engine that produces 315 HP (320 PS / 235 kW) at 6,500 rpm and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque within the European specification and 306 HP on this facet of the Atlantic.