Civic Type R Limited Edition is WTCR Safety Car again in 2021

Honda has underlined its extensive-time period motivation to Globe Touring Auto level of competition by all over again agreeing to give the Civic Sort R Limited Version as the Formal Safety Auto of the WTCR – FIA Globe Touring Auto Cup for 2021.

It is the next yr in a row that Honda has been the series’ Formal Safety Auto Companion, and indicates Honda will keep on being at the forefront of each basic safety and level of competition in what will be the tenth consecutive time in which it and its Consumer Racing teams have been associated at Globe Touring Auto stage.

The Civic Sort R Limited Version was just one of two new additions to the Sort R line-up in 2020, together with the Activity Line, and was unveiled at the home of Honda’s extensive-time period motorsport spouse, JAS Motorsport.

The purest edition of the legendary hatchback produced to day, the car was produced in retaining with Sort R tradition with on-keep track of overall performance as the most important emphasis.

In addition to characteristics that optimise on-keep track of overall performance, such as light-weight 20″ cast BBS alloy wheels, Michelin Pilot Activity Cup-two tyres, two-piece floating brake discs and modified dampers, the Limited Edition’s stripped-back again interior contributes to a fat reduction of 47kg in comparison to the GT-specification Sort R.

It has retained the Sort R’s powerful two.-litre VTEC Turbo motor, which has a peak electricity output of 320PS at 6,500rpm and peak torque of 400Nm. -100km/h (-62mph) is accomplished in seconds.

The Limited Version also characteristics the very same market-main energetic basic safety and driver-assistive systems that served the Civic selection – which incorporates the standard Sort R on which the Honda Civic Sort R TCR racer is based – receive prime scores in Euro NCAP tests.

For 2021 the Sort R Limited Version WTCR Safety Auto will sport an unchanged livery, underpinned by the striking Daylight Yellow colour in which the entrance-wheel drive hatchback was produced out there to buyers.

The livery was motivated by the intense philosophy guiding the generation automobile and is the work of Belgian artist Vanuf, who has made a selection of official liveries for Honda’s touring car programmes.

Xavier Gavory, WTCR Director for Eurosport Activities, the WTCR promoter, said: “We are exceptionally pleased that Honda has extended its motivation as Formal Safety Auto Companion to the WTCR – FIA Globe Touring Auto Cup with the Civic Sort R Limited Version for 2021. The Civic Sort R is a fantastic in shape as the Formal Safety Auto not only due to the fact of its legendary position, but also due to the fact its features – which consist of its excellent basic safety rating, affordability and dynamic visual appeal – in shape completely with the concepts on which the WTCR was established.”