The new rally-prepared Honda Civic Type R R3 from JAS Motorsport is now ready for order and delivery. The rally car complies with FIA rally regulations for the 2.0 litre two-wheel drive class of cars, and it’s front wheel drive engine and gearbox is developed by JAS Motorsports in collaboration with Mugen.
The Honda Civic Type R R3 is based on the European Civic FN chassis. It has a TIG welded roll cage in Chrome-Molybdenum steel. The interior has plenty of carbon fiber all around, and the seats are SPARCO PRO WRC Racing seats made of fiberglass. These have SPARCO 6-point, 3″ seat belts designed for HANS use. The dash display has been replaced by a custom digital display with light blue backlighting.
The Mugen 2.0 litre engine makes 260 horsepower at 8,300rpm and features Pro Competition camshafts, upgraded pistons, a lightweight 4kg flywheel, competition exhaust pipe and cat converter, upgraded engine mountings, an oil cooler, an upgraded oil circuit, removed balance shafts, oil baffling in sump, a competition air filter, a carbon fiber air filter box and customised engine mapping. There is also an option for heavy duty forged racing pistons. The transmission is a 6-speed custom made sequential gearbox with an LSD and a twin disc ALCON clutch assembly. The car’s fuel tank has been upgraded to a 80 litre tank, as compared to the original 50 litre size.
The controversial torsion beam rear suspension setup still remains, but the car now has Eibach racing springs and Extremetech Racing shock absorbers which are three-way adjustable. All suspension rubber joints have been replaced by ball joints. The torsion beam has also been upgraded and has a stiffer anti-rollbar. The Type R R3 uses Brembo Racing 4-pot calipers for the 328x32mm front discs, and the rear discs are 278×6.5mm in size. All discs are mounted on floating disc-bells.