Honda Automobiles: Honda Debuts 2016 Civic Coupe Racing Livery to Compete in 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross Series

Posted on 23. Mar, 2016 by in Honda Canada

Today Honda denounced a new racing clothing for a Civic Red Bull Global Rallycross racecar, announcing skeleton to debate a all-new turbocharged 2016 Civic Coupe in a 2016 array in partnership with Red Bull and championship-winning foe group Olsbergs MSE. The Honda Civic Red Bull GRC group will start racing on May 21 in Phoenix during a initial eventuality of a season.

Developed from a production-model 2016 Civic Coupe framework by eminent builders and racers Olsbergs MSE (OMSE) with technical assistance from Honda Performance Development (HPD), a all-new Civic Red Bull GRC automobile is built to withstand a severe final of racing in a array that emphasizes steady assertive acceleration and sundry terrain. The automobile will exaggerate some-more than 600 horsepower, spin in a 0-60 mph time of 1.9 seconds and is designed to hoop a 70 feet table-top jumps featured on any racetrack.

“Global Rallycross is severely impassioned racing, and it’s a superb height to showcase a new Civic Coupe to an enthusiastic, performance-minded immature audience,” pronounced Nick Lee, National Advertising Manager, American Honda Motor Co, Inc. “We won’t inspire a business to take 70-foot jumps out on a street, though we will use this height to tell people about all a implausible record and opening capabilities of a new Civic Coupe.”  

Driving a 2016 Honda Civic Red Bull GRC automobile for Team Honda are gifted competitors and former teammates Sebastian Eriksson and Joni Wiman. Eriksson, from Sweden, and Wiman, from Finland, have both done their symbol in a series, with Wiman winning a 2014 Global Rallycross Championship and Eriksson finishing second in 2015. The dual met in foe during a 2013 GRC Lites season, where Eriksson finished runner-up to Wiman, who swept a series.

Honda’s entrance into Red Bull Global Rallycross is a latest in a different portfolio of North American veteran and grassroots automobile racing programs upheld by Honda that embody a Verizon IndyCar Series, WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Pirelli World Challenge, United States F4 Championship and mixed Touring Car and Rally Car series.

Red Bull Global Rallycross is designed to furnish some of a fastest and many sparkling racing in motorsports, pitting tiny production-based cars opposite any other in door-to-door racing featuring dirt, asphalt, and table-top jumps. The 2016 Honda Global Rallycross Civic will make a racing entrance on May 21 and May 22 with a double header eventuality during Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix, Arizona.  For some-more information revisit www.RedBullGlobalRallycross.com.

About Honda Civic
The Honda Civic Sedan, recently named a 2016 North American Car of a Year, leads a Civic lineup that is America’s tip sell offered compress car1 and a many renouned car in America with U.S. millennials2. The sporty and worldly 10th-generation Civic lineup comforts new Honda turbo engine technology, class-leading EPA fuel economy of adult to 42 MPG and a latest in connected-car technology, including both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. This totally reimagined Civic lineup kicked off final tumble with a launch of a 2016 Civic Sedan, followed by a attainment of a severely sporty 2016 Civic Coupe. The all-new Civic 5-Door induce will launch after this year, followed in 2017 by Civic Si variants and a radical new Civic Type-R, commanding off a sportiest, many expanded indication lineup in a 44-year story of Civic.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with modernized reserve technologies by approximately 1,000 eccentric U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes a Fit, Civic and Accord newcomer cars, along with a HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, and a Odyssey minivan.  The subsequent era Ridgeline pickup lorry is set to entrance after this year.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for some-more than 30 years and now operates 16 vital production comforts in North America. In 2015, some-more than 99 percent of all Honda vehicles sole in a U.S. were done in North America, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

 

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1 Based on IHS Automotive, Polk new sell car registration information in a Non-Luxury Traditional Compact Car shred for 2010-2015CY.
2 Based on IHS Automotive, U.S. new sell car registrations by volume for all models in attention and a age of conduct of domicile information for 18-34 year olds for CY2015.

 

 

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