Honda Creates Track-Ready Honda Civic Type R TCR Race Car
If you're looking to run a Honda Civic Type R as a race car but don't have the heart to strip it of its comfort-oriented features--after all, you paid anywhere from just below PHP3 million to over PHP4 million depending on who you bought it from--then Honda Performance Development (HPD) has just the solution for you.
Co-developed with Honda partner JAS Motorsport in Italy, HPD is now offering a race-ready Honda Civic Type R it calls Civic Type R TCR. Developed for touring car competition, the Type R TCR has a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that's been massaged to produce around 340 hp and 420 Nm of torque through the front wheels via a six-speed, paddle-operated sequential gearbox.
Helping the Type R TCR run around the track are its race-tuned suspensions fitted with gas-filled Ohlins shock absorbers and 18-inch OZ Racing wheels while stopping power is provided by six-pot steel ventilated steel disc brakes up front and two-pot steel discs at the rear.
Outside, the Type R TCR has an aggressive, aerodynamic wide-body kit that's highlighted by a huge front splitter and rear wing while inside, the car gets a OMP composite HTE seat, automatic fire extinguisher, and an MSA-certified welded roll cage cage with lifting devices.
If you're planning to buy one, best get in touch with HPD then.
|BODY KIT||Composite wide body for Honda Civic FK7 Hatchback, 5 doors|
|GEARBOX||Six-speed sequential – XTRAC with Paddle shift|
|DRIVELINE||Tripod-CV joint heavy duty|
|OUTPUT||Approx. 340 hp - 420 Nm torque|
|CYLINDERS/CAPACITY||4 cyl/2000 cc turbocharged|
|COOLING||Plastic duct for engine, radiator and intercooler|
|POWER BOX||MoTeC PDM30|
|FRONT||McPherson strut, coil springs, adjustable anti-roll bar, 3-positions|
|REAR||Multilink, coil springs, adjustable anti-roll bar, 3-positions|
|FRONT||6-pistons monolihtic calipers - 380 mm steel ventilated discs|
|REAR||2-piston monolithic calipers – 258 mm steel discs|
|EXHAUST||3-inch stainless steel 310|
|STEERING||Electrical power assisted rack and pinion|
|WHEELS||18x10inch O.Z. Racing|
|PEDALBOX||Floor mount with remote bias and limiter|
|INTERNAL EQUIPMENT||OMP composite HTE seat, Automatic extinguisher|
|ROLL CAGE||MSA certified Welded cage with lifting devices|