Featured JAS Motorsport Civic Type R Widebody (TCR-Spec)

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    #1 keelareetee, Oct 17, 2017
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    TCR-spec Honda Civic Type R.

    Built by JAS Motorsport out of Italy, an initial run of 25 FK8 Type Rs will be produced for the world's TCR market (sadly, the closest one will likely get to New Zealand is Asia). The car was developed in Italy by JAS Motorsport — the go-to team when it comes to Honda Civic race cars in world motorsport. Their first customers will get their cars in December.

    “As this is only a first run it’s too early to say much about the car, but initial impressions were that it feels well-balanced,” said the team's test driver and reigning TCR Italy champion Roberto Colciago, fresh from a shakedown at the Autodromo Tazio Nuvolari.

    “The engine is responsive and the gearbox and other major areas like the aero package are improved over the old car, which was itself a multiple championship-winner. Anybody who races this car next year is going to have a very competitive package.”

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    Very nice! Single exhaust!
     
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    So who's going to be the first to do this widebody conversion to their street driven CTR?:beer:
     
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    Oh, yes please! That thing is gorgeous.
     
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    #7 habibmustafa, Oct 19, 2017
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    see! even race cars have fake vents! Are we good with debating about fake vents as being "wannabe" racey now?
     
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    Maybe it has to look like the production car as much as possible? :)
     
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    Interesting.
     
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    Anyone else notice how they have a red Type-R Honda badge on the front, and a regular Honda badge on the back? Weird.
     
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    @35seconds @1min34seconds
     
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    they definitely used a regular hatch trunk, that way they dont have the type R wing holes after removing the wing. and if you notice the little vortex fins things where the top spoiler is supposed to be arent there, just the 2 side parts that were probably used from the original type R trunk. they seemed to have also used the rear bumper from a hatch sport.. since it doesn't have the diffuser fins and big exhaust cut out
     
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    I wonder if they just used a regular hatch to start with. When making a purpose built race car from the ground up, all they need is a shell. It wouldn't make sense to use a Type-R for that. The rear bumper is a complete custom piece.
     
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    They can also buy a Type R shell from Honda.....
     
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    You will likely see these in at least the PWC series next season and maybe IMSA as well.
     
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