JAS Motorsport is prepping their racing Honda Civic Type R in preparation for the TCR International Series next year.
A cost-effective series for moderate-speed touring car, the TCR takes place at various circuits around the world, and to complete each course effectively, each vehicle must be in perfect condition to race in all kinds of weather and atmospheres.
Which is why JAS Motorsport has tuned the factory 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, with a special electronic control unit (ECU), to produce an impressive 330hp. Currently, the race tuned Type R is Still paired with a six-speed manual transmission to send power to the front wheels, but AutomobileMag claims that it’ll be changed to a TCR approved sequential unit. That change would bump up the Type R’s weight from 2,755 pounds to 2,833 pounds.
Other changes made by JAS includes a new multilink rear suspension, anti-rollbar system, aggressive aerokit, tweaked exterior and an improved rollcage with the latest FIA lifting device. Those improvements may give Honda a leg up when it competes against other manufacturers including Peugeot, Renault, Alfa Romeo, Hyundai and more.
Deliveries of the new 2018 Honda Civic Type R TCR should start on December 15 and there’s even an ‘endurance’ version for those who plans to compete in races such as VLN and 24H, where additional lighting, driver cooling and ABS may be needed.