- Honda Racing has revealed a brand new racing model of the Civic Sort R, fittingly known as the Civic Sort R-GT.
- The automobile will run in Japan’s Tremendous GT Sequence high GT500 class beginning with the 2024 season.
- The race-prepped CTR will start testing on the Okayama Worldwide Circuit in Japan from July 25-26.
It is fairly clear at this level that we’re smitten with the Eleventh-generation Honda Civic Sort R. Like head-over-heels in love sort smitten. It is a 10Best winner, Editors Selection winner, and on high of all that, the quickest front-drive automobile we have ever lapped round Virginia Worldwide Raceway (VIR). So excuse us for a second whereas we indulge within the glory of the brand new Civic Sort R-GT.
The CTR-GT will run in Japan’s top-class Tremendous GT, the GT500 collection, beginning within the 2024 season. Honda hasn’t launched any particulars concerning the automobile itself, however based mostly on the one picture we have seen, the Sort R-GT means enterprise.
Two Civic Sort R’s Value of Energy
Tremendous GT guidelines restrict producers to a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, one thing Honda confirmed, however we nonetheless anticipate output to be someplace within the vary of 550 to 650 horsepower. Mix practically double the horsepower together with vital weight, aero, and technical upgrades, and we would pay to see the benefit the Sort R-GT has over the usual CTR’s 2:58.8 lap at VIR.
The visible variations are drastic when evaluating the Sort R-GT to the usual Sort R, even with only one image. In fact, that is anticipated, however we’re nonetheless stunned at how aggressive the aero seems to be on the Honda. The targeted intent on successful is kind of clear.
“From the 2024 season, we are going to take part within the SUPER GT GT 500 class, one of many highest classes in Japan, with our fixed want for victory, we are going to goal to win the championship from the primary yr, so please maintain your expectations excessive for the permeance the Civic Sort R-GT will reveal within the coming years,” mentioned Honda Racing Company President Yasuharu Watanabe.
Testing for the automobile will formally happen on the Okayama Worldwide Circuit in Japan from July 25-26.
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Jack Fitzgerald’s love for automobiles stems from his as but unshakable dependancy to Formulation 1.
After a quick stint as a detailer for a neighborhood dealership group in faculty, he knew he wanted a extra everlasting approach to drive all the brand new automobiles he couldn’t afford and determined to pursue a profession in auto writing. By hounding his faculty professors on the College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he was capable of journey Wisconsin in search of out tales within the auto world earlier than touchdown his dream job at Automotive and Driver. His new objective is to delay the inevitable demise of his 2010 Volkswagen Golf.