New Civic Type R TCR competition car from Honda Performance Development and JAS Motorsports

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The pair’s newly designed and developed Honda Civic Type R TCR race car is based on the latest FL5 Honda Civic Type R production model which was revealed in summer 2022. The new vehicle will enter motorsports competition in 2023.

For the exterior, an entirely new aerodynamic package has been added to deliver increased downforce, in addition to a new chassis which will enhance cornering stability and driver safety.

Powering the Civic Type R TCR is a race-prepped version of the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine which features in the Type R production vehicle. Partnered with the powertrain are upgraded braking and transmission systems.

Moving inside the vehicle, the cockpit has been designed to adhere to the FIA’s latest global safety regulations and also features an advanced multichannel driver display to deliver a wide range of relevant vehicle information to the driver.

Additional lighting, cooling for the driver and an anti-lock braking system are available alongside a newly designed quick-fill refueling solution.

All cars are developed by JAS Motorsports in Italy and are available in North America for racing competition through HPD.

The new Honda Civic Type R TCR will make its official debut on track in April 2022 with the company’s partner teams HART, LA Honda World and VGRT in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. LA Honda World will run two cars, with Ryan Eversley and Matt Pombo as one of the driver pairings.

“We are delighted and excited to reveal the all-new Honda Civic Type R TCR, designed and built by JAS Motorsport at our specialist facility in Italy, and send our most sincere thank you to Honda for not only continuing to give us their blessing for this project, but for their renewed commitment to customer racing globally through a TCR program that we are incredibly proud to be at the center of,” said Mads Fischer, TCR project leader, JAS Motorsports. “The new Type R TCR features significant enhancements in chassis, engine, suspension and braking, while we’ve used the extensive knowledge gained through the NSX GT3 and Civic Type R TCR Customer Racing Programs to create our safest and most driver-friendly cockpit yet.”

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