SEMA eNews Vol. 21, No. 44, November 1, 2018

Team Honda Research West Showcases New Civic Type R

By SEMA Editors

  HondaThis year’s Type R comes in 200 lbs. lighter compared to last year’s car.
   

Following last year’s successful run in showroom stock form, the Team Honda Research West (THR-W) racing team announced its return to the 25 Hours of Thunderhill this year with an upgraded Honda Civic Type R.

The vehicle, on display in American Honda Motor Co. booth #24887 in Central Hall, benefits from numerous race-bred improvements, including 380hp, race-ready brakes and suspension, and engine modifications, such as an Injen custom intake system, Hondata ECU tuning and a racing down pipe and custom titanium exhaust system by RV-6.

New aerodynamics include a THR-W front splitter, a Honda Genuine Accessories full carbon rear wing and Seibon carbon-fiber hood and hatch. This year’s Type R comes in 200 lbs. lighter compared to last year’s car.

 

 

 

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