The Race is On!
The introduction of every new Honda Civic Type R is an event that takes the motoring world by storm. Last summer, it seemed like the hype that surrounded the launch of the spiced up 5th Generation Civic Type-R was bigger than ever.
Excitement was also high throughout the 2017 British Touring Car Championship season which saw the Honda Civic TCR pit itself against the likes of Subaru and Mercedes. Success was Honda’s when the final flag was waved at Brands Hatch – three out of the top seven drivers competed in the Honda Civic Type R TCR.
If the Honda fever wasn’t intense enough this year, just wait until you see what’s in store for 2018. Longterm Honda partner, JAS Motorsport, has been busy creating the new Type R TCR which will be available the beginning of this year, ready for the start of the racing season in April. Until then we can only drool over the capabilities of the current (2015) model.
So, what’s the difference between the road-legal
Honda Civic Type R and its more overbearing brother,
the Honda Civic Type R TCR?
inline 4-cylinder engine with twin-overhead camshaft
inline 4-cylinder with twin-overhead camshaft
Bodykit & Wheels
While the Civic Type R is sportier than its little brother, the Honda Civic five-door, it’s no competition for the racing styling of the TCR version.
Designed to provide a functional racing interior with no distractions, the inside of the racing Civic Type R is built for one purpose – to win!
All that power needs a decent braking system. Here’s how the Civic Type R measures up to the racing version.
handling & suspension
With an average track speed of 115 mph, the skill of the driver has a lot to do with the success of the Civic Type R TCR. To help steering accuracy at high speeds, here’s how the racing Civic Type R compares to the road-ready equivalent.
For 2018, we can expect bigger and better things from the Honda Type R TCR – definitely a strong contender for the 2018 BTCC Championship throne.
The all-new and much improved 2018 Civic Type R TCR could easily dominate the 2018 BTCC season, but we’ll have to wait until April to see what will happen.