Honda Civic Type R prepared for BTCC

Posted on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 , 14:03:26 byTheodora

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Honda Civic Type R prepared for BTCC

The British Touring Car Championship is a touring car racing series held each year in the United Kingdom. The championship was initially run with a mix of classes, divided according to engine capacity, racing simultaneously. This often meant that a driver who chose the right class could win the overall championship without any chance of overall race wins. Currently, the cars used are a mix of 2.0 L vehicles. And one of this year’s competitors will be the recently introduced Honda Civic Type R.

Last year, Honda has competed in BTCC with a Civic Tourer and now they have just released their car for the 2015 competition, the Civic Type R. The official debut will take place on March 24th at Donington. It has been designed and built in the Team Dynamics workshops in Pershore, Worcestershire and it's clearly based on the road-legal 2015 Civic Type R but of course having some major changes.

The four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo inside the standard Honda Civic Type R produces 310 HP (228 kW). However, the race version will have an output of 350 HP (257 kW) while torque will remain the same at 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). In addition to the power bump, the race-spec Civic Type R receives a beefier body kit, stiffer and lowered sports suspension, a different rear wing and a stripped out cabin featuring a roll cage. All these will make it a competitor worth of the BTCC.