350HP Honda Civic Type R BTCC Racer To Be Unveiled On March 24

The all-new Honda Civic Type R will have its racing debut this year in the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season. The car is currently undergoing testing, but it will be officially unveiled at the BTCC media day at Donington on March 24.

Designed and built from the ground up in the Team Dynamics workshops in Pershore, Worcestershire, the Honda Civic Type R BTCC is based on the production version which will arrive in UK showrooms in July.

The race version will produce 350hp and 400Nm (295lb-ft) of torque and will have increased down force, less drag and a more effective air flow management compared to last season’s Civic Tourer.

Honda Yuasa Racing worked closely with Honda UK manufacturing in Swindon to design the car, for which the build process began in November last year.

“We cannot wait for the new season to start. Our car for 2015 is going to win races. The shape of the new road going Civic Type R has allowed the team to build on the design and take it forward to be a championship winning car,” said Barry Plowman, technical director at Honda Yuasa Racing.

The team will tackle the 2015 season with an unchanged driver line-up consisting of Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal. “This is a car that not just us, but the entire automotive industry has been waiting for. We are as excited as anybody to start running the Civic Type R, which is a massive step forward from last year’s Tourer – from the engine to the handling and aerodynamics,” said Matt Neal.

PHOTOS

Porsche 911 Targa Slips Into TopCar’s Stinger GTR Body Kit

The Russian tuner adds a number of exterior parts, mostly made of carbon, to make this Targa look more special.

Armored Truck Spills Cash On New Jersey Highway, Drivers Go Amok To Grab Money

The chaos resulted in at least two different accidents.

BMW And Porsche Demo Rapid Charger That Can Deliver 62 Miles Of Range In Less Than 3 Minutes

The days of long recharging times for electric vehicles is slowly coming to an end.

The New 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Offers More SUV For Less Money

Does the new Hyundai Santa Fe’s clever pricing make it the smartest choice in the segment? Let’s find out.

2019 Jaguar XF 300 Sport Arrives In America With 296 HP

For 2019, the Jaguar XF gains an assortment of newly standard equipment including a 10-inch infotainment system and a suedecloth headliner.

Cadillac XT6 Mid-Size SUV Will Probably Premiere At 2019 Detroit Auto Show

The Cadillac XT6 should arrive at dealers next summer, and it will probably be assembled at Spring Hill, Tennessee.

Lincoln Tweet Hints At Return Of Suicide Rear Doors For Upcoming Model

The cryptic tweet follows a report suggesting the Continental could get suicide rear doors in the future.

Tesla Could Reveal Pickup Truck Prototype Next Year

Tesla’s all-electric pickup could premiere next year before a launch next decade.

Police Take Down 14 Y.O. Suspected Car Thief As His Mazda Flips Over During Chase

The thief actually took off on foot following the crash and was apprehended soon after.

2019 Roush F-150 Kit Will Cost You $13,450

Buyers can get the Roush F-150 kit regardless of the engine variant on their Ford trucks.