JAS Motorsport will develop the new Type-R variant of the Honda Civic for the global TCR concept in 2018, building on the success of the first Civic TCR which débuted in 2015.
The new car is based on the road-going version of the Civic Type-R which was launched this year, featuring a more aggressive look and sleeker body shape.
As well as the new shape, the car will also feature a new aerodynamic package, all-new multilink rear suspension and anti-rollbar system, an advanced Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and an improved rollcage with the latest FIA lifting device.
JAS will also make available an endurance version of the car for customers who wish to participate in events such as the VLN in Germany and the 24H Series.
The original JAS Motorsport Civic has taken 15 victories in the TCR International Series to-date, with the car proving to be one of the most competitive TCR models on the circuit.
Delivery of the new car to the first customers is scheduled to take place in December later this year, with the first 25 cars being made available for the start of the 2018 racing season.
“We are delighted and excited to announce today that we will make the new Honda Civic Type R TCR available to customers for next year,” said JAS Motorsport TCR Project Leader Mads Fischer. “We send our warmest thank you to Honda for continuing to give us their blessing for this project.
“The new car shows significant development in several key areas such as aerodynamics, suspension and electronics. Our first Civic Type R TCR car has won five championships already and is in contention for another eight this year in Europe and Asia.
“Our aim is to ensure that the new car continues to raise the bar for TCR competition globally.”