Honda Marks Arrival of Civic Type R Limited Edition with TCR Tribute
Honda Australia has celebrated the local arrival of the ultra-exclusive Civic Type R Limited Edition with a tribute livery on the Civic Type R TCR race car driven by Tony D’Alberto.
The popular ‘Racing Blue’ colour scheme that has adorned D’Alberto’s #50 Honda Civic Type R TCR this year has been replaced with a striking ‘Sunlight Yellow’ livery, taking inspiration from the new paint colour that is a signature feature of the Civic Type R Limited Edition.
Unveiled as part of a special customer handover event at the Peter Warren Honda dealership in Warwick Farm, the new TCR livery will been seen on track for the first time at Morgan Park Raceway in Queensland in August, for the fifth round of the TCR Australia Series.
Just 20 examples of the Civic Type R Limited Edition have been produced for Australia, from a global production run of only 1,020 vehicles. Due to the overwhelming demand for the small allocation available, the Australian vehicles were secured by customers via a lottery system and three of the special vehicles were delivered to their new owners in Sydney today.
Developed with track performance as its core focus, the new Civic Type R Limited Edition has been designed and engineered to be the most dynamic front wheel drive hatchback available. Building on the acclaimed performance capabilities of the standard Civic Type R with new lightweight components, the Limited Edition is the purest expression of the iconic Civic ever made.
The ultra-exclusive model features lightweight 20-inch forged BBS alloy wheels with high-grip Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, which have been designed for outstanding circuit performance, whilst providing a 10 kilogram weight saving overall.
The bold Sunlight Yellow colour is exclusive to the Limited Edition model, reflecting the heritage of Type R and ensuring it stands out as a unique proposition in the performance hatchback segment.
D’Alberto heads to the next round of the TCR Australia Series with good speed in hand, having qualified and raced with pace at the last event at Sydney Motorsport Park. After four rounds, he currently sits ninth in the series and within striking distance of the top five.
The new livery will be in action on D’Alberto’s #50 Honda Civic Type R TCR at the fifth round of the TCR Australia Series at Morgan Park Raceway in Warwick, Queensland on August 13-15. For Victorian race fans, they’ll be able to get up close to the new look car at Sandown International Raceway on September 17-19.
Driver, #50 Honda Civic Type R TCR, Wall Racing
“We all loved the blue look on our Honda Civic Type R TCR, but the new yellow livery is something else,” said D’Alberto.
“It’s really cool to celebrate the arrival of the Civic Type R Limited Edition by using my race car to showcase the new model. It shows just how much Honda values its performance and racing heritage.
“The engineers have done a fantastic job fine tuning the Limited Edition model in pursuit of lightweight and speed – they’ve taken the Civic Type R to the next level and brought it even closer to my TCR race car.
“I hope the colour change and ‘Limited Edition’ inspired livery will also give my TCR car a lift when we get on track at Morgan Park Raceway in August for the next round of TCR Australia Series.”