Honda has underlined its lengthy-expression dedication to Globe Touring Automobile opposition by once more agreeing to provide the Civic Variety R Restricted Version as the Formal Safety Automobile of the WTCR – FIA Globe Touring Automobile Cup for 2021.
It is the next calendar year in a row that Honda has been the series’ Formal Safety Automobile Companion, and signifies Honda will keep on being at the forefront of both equally safety and opposition in what will be the tenth consecutive season in which it and its Buyer Racing teams have been included at Globe Touring Automobile degree.
The Civic Variety R Restricted Version was 1 of two new additions to the Variety R line-up in 2020, together with the Sport Line, and was unveiled at the house of Honda’s lengthy-expression motorsport spouse, JAS Motorsport.
The purest version of the iconic hatchback built to date, the vehicle was designed in trying to keep with Variety R tradition with on-observe performance as the main aim.
In addition to characteristics that optimise on-observe performance, these as light-weight 20″ solid BBS alloy wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup-2 tyres, 2-piece floating brake discs and modified dampers, the Restricted Edition’s stripped-again interior contributes to a pounds reduction of 47kg when compared to the GT-specification Variety R.
It has retained the Variety R’s potent 2.-litre VTEC Turbo motor, which has a peak electricity output of 320PS at 6,500rpm and peak torque of 400Nm. -100km/h (-62mph) is obtained in five.7 seconds.
The Restricted Version also characteristics the same market-top lively safety and driver-assistive systems that served the Civic assortment – which includes the regular Variety R on which the Honda Civic Variety R TCR racer is dependent – get paid best rankings in Euro NCAP exams.
For 2021 the Variety R Restricted Version WTCR Safety Automobile will activity an unchanged livery, underpinned by the striking Sunlight Yellow colour in which the front-wheel travel hatchback was built readily available to shoppers.
The livery was inspired by the intense philosophy guiding the manufacturing automobile and is the do the job of Belgian artist Vanuf, who has created a range of official liveries for Honda’s touring vehicle programmes.
Xavier Gavory, WTCR Director for Eurosport Gatherings, the WTCR promoter, said: “We are particularly pleased that Honda has extended its dedication as Formal Safety Automobile Companion to the WTCR – FIA Globe Touring Automobile Cup with the Civic Variety R Restricted Version for 2021. The Civic Variety R is a fantastic fit as the Formal Safety Automobile not only since of its iconic standing, but also since its traits – which incorporate its excellent safety rating, affordability and dynamic look – fit beautifully with the principles upon which the WTCR was proven.”