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Honda Civic Type R TCR: A championship-winning track warrior

With numerous race victories and a championship on its resume in North America, the Honda Civic Type R TCR is proven platform to go racing with and costs just $172,000.

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The Civic Type R TCR is a turn-key race car available from Honda Performance Development. This one here is campaigned by Atlanta Speedwerks in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series.

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On the outside, the TCR features aero-enhanced composite body work, an adjustable front splitter, and an enlarged rear wing. 

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The whole Civic Type R package rides on 18-inch OZ wheels.

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On the inside, the TCR sports a full chromoly roll cage, digital gauge cluster, data logger, tunnel switch panel and a racing seat and pedal box. 

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A fire extinguisher system is also included on the Civic TCR.

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Suspension upgrades included Öhlins dampers, heavy-duty front ball joints, massaged electric power steering, and an adjustable rear antiroll bar.

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The brake system is upgraded with AP Racing calibers that clamp down on enlarged rotors.

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Power comes from a production-based 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces approximately 340 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. That's up from the the street car's 306 horses and 295 pound-feet.  

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Unlike the Type R road car, the TCR uses a six-speed Xtrac sequential transmission to route power to the front wheels. 

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The Honda Civic Type R TCR race car will cost you $172,000. In addition to the car, it includes off-track and at-track engine and electrical management support, parts service and engineering support for one shakedown run from Honda Performance Development.

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