Honda is engaged on its new contender for the Tremendous GT collection and now previews the mannequin with a brand new idea automobile throughout the Tokyo Auto Salon in Japan. The so-called Civic Kind R-GT race automobile has been developed based mostly on the present road-going Civic Kind R and is slated to interchange the NSX-GT Kind S. The idea automobile proven in Tokyo wears the company colours of Honda Racing Company – pink, blue, and white. The prototype debuts in Tokyo subsequent to HRC president Koji Watanabe.
Regardless of the apparent visible resemblances between the road-legal automobile and the race automobile, there are some main variations between the 2. The observe machine is pushed by the rear wheels versus the Civic Kind R’s front-wheel-drive structure. No detailed data relating to the mechanicals is obtainable, however Honda says the idea reveals the course by which the ultimate model of the race automobile will evolve throughout the growth course of.
We additionally don’t know at what stage the event course of at the moment is however the Japanese automaker proclaims the primary observe exams are scheduled for this summer season. The ultimate model must be prepared for the 2024 season of the Tremendous GT collection when new laws within the GT500 phase might be launched. Honda is anticipated to be the one producer with a model new contender within the collection as Nissan and Toyota will most certainly carry over with modified variations of their present race automobiles based mostly on the Nissan Z and Toyota Supra, respectively.
That is actually every little thing we find out about Honda’s new Tremendous GT race automobile that’s at the moment beneath growth. As a reminder, the grand touring automobile championship was established again in 1993 and renamed to its present title in 2005. This collection represents the highest stage of automobile racing in Japan and at the moment has two courses – GT300 and GT500. Final yr, Nissan took the crowns in each courses and Honda’s final title dates again to 2020 with the front-engined NSX-GT.
The 2023 season in Tremendous GT kicks off on April 15 this yr on the Okayama Worldwide Circuit. A complete of eight races are deliberate for this yr, although Honda should wait till 2024 to introduce its new Civic Kind-R-based contender.