Variante custa o equivalente a R$ 367 mil e pode ter até 334 cv

A versão Type R do Honda Civic já é uma versão bem apimentada, mas, ainda assim, a fabricante mexeu mais um pouco no hatch esportivo. Surge o Honda Civic Type R TC, modelo feito para competições e que será vendido nos EUA para qualquer um que tenha licença de piloto por US$ 89.900 (cerca de R$ 367 mil), para ser usado nas categorias SRO Touring Car Americas, SCCA T2 e NASA ST5 e NASA E2.

Galeria: Honda Civic Type R TC

O Civic Type R TC vem pronto para andar nos circuitos. Usa como base o Type R, mas a Honda Performance Development (HPD) desenvolveu peças específicas para que o carro possa suportar o regime mais exigente do automobilismo. Recebeu radiador e arrefecimento revisados, alterações no sistema de escapamento e diferencial blocante. O tanque de combustível foi trocado por um de 60,5 litros, seguindo as especificações da FIA.

Na parte visual, o hatch ganhou uma nova grade que aumenta o fluxo de ar para o motor. Os dutos no para-choque dianteiro ajudam a resfriar os freios dianteiros. Ainda tem um capô ventilado de fibra de vidro.

O motor 2.0 turbo de quatro cilindros também teve alterações, recebendo uma nova preparação para entregar entre 273 cv e 334 cv, dependendo da categoria em que o cliente for competir. A versão normal do Type R conta com 309 cv e 40,7 kgfm. Assim como o modelo de rua, a transmissão é a manual de 6 marchas, mas a HPD usou materiais mais resistentes para a terceira e a quarta marchas.

Do lado de dentro, o Honda Civic Type R TC vem com gaiola e um sistema de combate a incêndio. O piloto senta em bancos de corrida da OMP com cinco de segurança de seis pontos. O carro será vendido como parte do programa Honda Racing Line e ainda receberá assistência de engenheiros da HPD e peças durante as corridas, além de um suporte técnico dedicado para quando o veículo não estiver competindo.

Fonte: Honda
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Type R Performance Goes to Next Level with New Race-Ready Civic Type R TC

December 12, 2019
Engineered by Honda Performance Development for SRO TC Americas and amateur Touring Car competition
Type R TC joins Civic Si TCA and Type R TCR in Honda's turn-key Civic-based customer racing portfolio
New race-ready Type R available to Honda Racing Line customers
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – Honda today took the wraps off the latest iteration of the Civic Type R, the race-ready Civic Type R TC race car from Honda Performance Development (HPD). The Type R TC is designed as a turn-key solution for professional racers, and for skilled Type R enthusiasts who wish to transition from track time in a stock Type R to a fully built race car. Eligible for SRO TC Americas Touring Car competition, the all-new Type R TC race car is available to Honda Racing Line members with racing licenses exclusively through HPD at a manufacturer's price of $89,900. The specially outfitted Type R joins the TCA-class Civic Si and TCR-class Type R in HPD's portfolio of Civic-based, turn-key racing machines.

"The successes of Honda Racing Development's TCA Civic Si and TCR Type R in North American touring car championship series have generated a strong interest in more ready-to-race Honda Touring Cars for North America," said Ted Klaus, President of Honda Performance Development. "With the introduction of the new Type R TC-class race car, we now offer a complete lineup of turn-key, Civic-based race cars for registered racing customers in North America."

Designed specifically for TC-class competition, the Civic Type R TC was developed and tested in-house by HPD engineers as a modified version of the production Civic Type R designed exclusively for track use, with final assembly done by Gradient Racing in Austin, Texas. HPD engineers developed and tested the Civic Type R TC race car in-house, drawing on experience gained from production car and race vehicle engineering, including development of the HPD Civic Si TCA race car. The HPD-developed Civic Type R race car begins life as a body in white from Honda's Swindon, England, plant, and uses its road- and track-proven 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo engine supplied by the Honda of America Mfg. engine plant in Anna, Ohio, producing between 270 and 330 horsepower, depending on the series application.

The Type R TC retains the stock vehicle's exterior sheet metal, but adds racing components developed in-house and in partnership with select suppliers to build a ready-to-race vehicle that saves racers the time and money of doing it themselves. Major modifications to the production Type R include a high-flow front grille, a J's Racing FRP vented hood, CSF-designed radiator and oil cooler; an HPD/Borla downpipe and turbo back exhaust; a 6-speed manual transmission with high-strength 3rd and 4th gears; an HPD/Cusco limited slip differential; HPD Girodisk 2-piece front brake rotors and HPD brake inlet ducts; an HPD/Pyrotect bolt-in FIA 16-gallon fuel cell; a welded multi-point racing cage; and an OMP racing seat with 6-point harness.

The Civic Type R TC-class race car will be available to registered North American racing customers with racing licenses through HPD's Honda Racing Line program for competition in SRO TC Americas competition, along with certain SCCA and NASA classes. In addition to a fully outfitted race car, HPD supports all of its racing customers with trackside factory engineering and parts support, and an exclusive technical support line that can connect racing customers directly with HPD engineers when they're not at the track.

L.A. Honda World Racing
HPD also announced today that L.A. Honda World Racing will be its first customer for the new Honda Civic Type R TC, entering two cars in the 2020 SRO TC Americas series competition. No strangers to Civic racing, L.A. Honda World Racing campaigned three Civic Type R TCR race cars in IMSA's Michelin Pilot Challenge in 2019 and will again in 2020. The team battled for a championship title, with multiple wins from drivers Tom O'Gorman, Shelby Blackstock, Mike Lamarra and Matt Pombo.

"After a remarkable first year with our TCR program, we are excited and confident to expand our Honda racing endeavors with this Civic Type R in the SRO TC Class next year. With our veteran team and competitive race cars, we expect to challenge the front-runners in 2020," said Mario Biundo, President, L.A. Honda World Racing.

"With its clear tie-in to the production car, and the racing lineage of the entire Honda Civic line, we know that it will elevate awareness of Honda as a motorsport brand, and how our employees focus on this mindset at the customer level in our dealership. We plan on making 2020 an even more successful year for Honda and L.A. Honda World Racing in both series."

HPD Touring Car "Ladder"
What Honda calls its "Racing Spirit" is an essential element of the company's DNA, and Honda is a first choice for more professional and amateur racers than any other brand. For those racers, HPD offers a clear "ladder" of turn-key touring car solutions, from entry-level TCA all the way to pinnacle TCR series. While all three vehicles are based on showroom-stock counterparts, they also feature distinct modifications to allow them to compete successfully in a wide variety of touring car race series in the U.S. and around the world, fitting a variety of different budgets.

HPD Civic Si TCA: A turn-key race car solution based on the popular Civic Si Coupe. With significant modifications including an SRO-homologated roll cage and competition-specific suspension, electronics, and brake components, the Civic Si TCA race car is an affordable way to begin racing in Touring Car Americas competition.

HPD Type R TC: With more power and performance capability than the Civic Si TCA, the Type R TC combines HPD-designed components with specifically selected and tested partner racing parts to create a modern track weapon worthy of the legendary Type R performance heritage.

HPD Type R TCR: At the pinnacle of the Touring Car racing program is the Type R TCR, a joint effort with long-time Honda partner JAS Motorsport in Milan, Italy. Designed for worldwide TCR-class competition, the Type R TCR features special body work, a seam-welded body, a sequential transmission, and additional high-end racing modifications for the ultimate in Civic Pro Racing competition.

Civic Si TCA vs Civic Type R TC vs Type R TCR

 

Civic Si TCA

Type R TC

Type R TCR

Price (for eligible Honda Racing Line members)

$52,500*

$89,900*

$172,238*

Drivetrain

Engine

  • 1.5-liter inline-4 (production-based)
  • 2.0-liter inline-4 (production-based)
  • 2.0-liter inline-4 (production-based)
  • Calibrated and sealed by JAS Motorsport

Engine Management

  • Production-based ECU
  • HPD or customer-tuned (series dependent)
  • Production-based ECU
  • HPD or customer-tuned (series dependent)
  • Motec M142 ECU with custom wiring harness
  • Mapped for 100 octane fuel

Cooling

  • HPD CSF radiator
  • OE Honda intercooler
  • HPD CSF radiator and auxiliary oil coolers
  • HPD cooling ducts
  • OE Honda intercooler
  • High performance radiator, oil cooler and intercooler
  • Ducting for engine, radiator, and intercooler

Fuel

  • Direct injected 91+ octane unleaded (series dependent)
  • Direct injected 91+ octane unleaded (series dependent)
  • Direct injected, 100 octane unleaded race fuel

Exhaust

  • HPD/Borla downpipe and turbo back exhaust
  • HPD/Borla downpipe and turbo back exhaust
  • Competition stainless exhaust with racing-grade catalytic converter

Performance

  • 170-220+ hp (series dependent)
  • 270-330+hp (series dependent)
  • 340 hp

Transmission & Differential

  • OEM 6-speed manual transmission
  • HPD high strength 4th gear
  • HPD/Cusco Limited Slip Differential
  • HPD single mass flywheel
  • OEM 6-speed manual transmission
  • HPD high strength 3rd and 4th gears
  • HPD Cusco limited slip differential
  • Xtrac 6-speed sequential gearbox
  • Hydraulic paddle shifters
  • Limited slip differential w/exterior adjustable preload
  • Gearbox oil cooler
  • JAS twin-disc racing clutch
  • Bespoke 6kg flywheel

Chassis

Suspension

  • Front MacPherson strut, multi-link rear
  • HPD/Bilstein inverted double adjustable dampers
  • Eibach race springs
  • HPD front camber and caster plates
  • HPD/SPC rear camber adjustment
  • HPD/SPC rear camber adjustment
  • Upgraded HPD/RV6 rear lower arms for race spring rates and positive toe adjustment
  • Enkei RPF1 cast aluminum wheels, 17 x 8 in.
  • Front dual axis MacPherson strut, multi-link rear
  • HPD/Bilstein inverted double adjustable dampers
  • Eibach race springs
  • HPD front camber and caster plates
  • HPD/SPC rear camber adjustment
  • HPD/RV6 rear adjustable stabilizer bar
  • Spherical suspension bushings and damper mounts
  • Upgraded HPD/RV6 rear lower arms for race spring rates and positive toe adjustment
  • Forgestar F14 cast aluminum wheels, 18 x 9.5 in.
  • Front Ohlins TTX NK56 dampers
  • Rear Ohlins 2 way S46 dampers
  • Rear anti-roll bar with 3 holes for adjustment
  • 3 front and 2 rear sway bars with different stiffness (optional)
  • 3 sets of springs with different stiffness (optional)
  • JAS OZ Racing cast aluminum wheels, 18 x 10 in.

Steering

  • Production electric power steering
  • OMP racing wheel and quick disconnect
  • OE Honda tilt / telescopic column
  • Production electric power steering
  • OMP racing wheel and quick disconnect
  • OE Honda tilt / telescopic column
  • Electric power steering with heavy-duty arms
  • Heavy-duty ball joints on front lower wishbone
  • Multifunction quick disconnect wheel

Brakes

  • HPD Wilwood Superlite front brakes with 6-piston calipers
  • Wilwood 2-pc slotted rotors, 327x28mm
  • OEM rear brakes with single-piston calipers
  • HPD Goodridge front and rear braided brake lines
  • HPD ABS modulator
  • Carbon fiber brake cooling inlet ducts
  • Brembo 4-piston calipers
  • HPD Girodisk 2-pc front rotors 350mm x 32mm
  • OEM rear calipers and rotors
  • HPD Goodridge front and rear braided brake lines
  • HPD ABS Modulator
  • Variety of Sprint/Endurance brake compounds available
  • HPD brake cooling inlet ducts
  • JAS AP Racing front brake calipers with 380mm x 35mm DS4 discs
  • JAS Motorsport rear brake calipers with 260mm x 9mm discs

Endurance Option

  • 380x35mm with 64mm brake pad surface
  • Brake cooling ducts from bumper to upright
  • Bosch racing ABS
  • Switch-on central console with 12 working levels

Body

  • Stock Honda Civic Si Coupe
  • High-flow front grille
  • HPD brake cooling inlet ducts
  • Adjustable electric side mirrors
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  • High-flow front grille
  • HPD oil cooler, brake, and radiator inlet ducts
  • J's Racing FRP vented hood
  • HPD APR adjustable rear wing
  • Adjustable electric side mirrors
  •  
  • Front/rear composite wheel arches
  • Front/rear composite bumper
  • Adjustable front splitter
  • Hood scoop
  • Composite side skirts
  • JAS rear wing under TCR regulations
  • Airjack system

Structure

  • Welded multipoint roll cage
  • OMP racing seat
  • OMP XL seat (optional)
  • OMP 6-pt harness
  • OMP window and center nets
  • OMP on board fire control system
  • HPD/Hasport polyurethane engine mounts
  • Welded multipoint roll cage
  • OMP racing seat
  • OMP XL seat (optional)
  • OMP 6-pt harness
  • OMP window and center nets
  • OMP on board fire control system
  • HPD/Hasport polyurethane engine mounts
  • Seam-welded body panels
  • TIG-welded roll cage, homologated by MSA-UK
  • Cross bracing and gusseting for maximum stiffness
  • OMP 6-pt harness
  • OMP seat
  • Cool suit system (optional)
  • Heated Lexan screen (optional)

Endurance Option

  • Adjustable electrical side mirrors on center console
  • UV cockpit lights
  • Drink system
  • Lighted door number

Other

Electronics

  • AIM MXP 1.2 data logger
  • Motec C125 data logger (optional)
  • AIM MXP 1.2 data logger
  • Motec C125 data logger (optional)
  • 4-wheel suspension position sensors (optional)
  • Motec PDM30 power distribution (factory sealed)
  • Motec C127 data logger

Fueling

  • 12.4-gallon capacity
  • HPD Pyrotect Bolt-in FIA fuel cell
  • 16-gallon capacity
  • High flow filler neck and cap in OE location
  • FT3 100-liter tank
  • Racing collector tank
  • Aero-quality hoses and fittings
  • 3 lift pumps and filters
  • Stabuli D12 refueling

Endurance Option

  • Filler neck on right C-pillar built to VLN standards
  • Quick refueling standard 1 left and 1 right

Eligible racing series

  • SRO Touring Car Americas TCA class
  • SCCA T3 class
  • NASA ST5 & E2
  • SRO Touring Car Americas TC class
  • SCCA T2 class
  • NASA ST5 & E2
  • SRO Touring Car Americas TCR class
  • IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge TCR class
  • World TCR