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2015 Honda Civic Type R to race in BTCC

2015 Honda Civic Type R to race in BTCC image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Honda | posted March 18, 2015 10:32

More powerful race-spec Honda Civic Type-R to race this year

Honda has announced that the 2015 Civic Type R will race in this year's British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

Since last September, Honda Yuasa Racing has started working on the race-spec Civic Type R. The Japanese automaker says the car has been designed and built in the Team Dynamics workshops in Pershore, Worcestershire.

The race-spec 2015 Honda Civic Type R to race in British Touring Car Championship

The race-spec Civic Type R is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo engine similar to the standard model. However, the race-spec version has been tuned for 45 PS more, generating an output of 355 PS while the torque remains the same at 400 Nm.

The race-spec 2015 Honda Civic Type R to race in British Touring Car Championship

The race-spec 2015 Civic Type R is scheduled to be officially unveiled at the BTCC media day on March 24.