Honda has published a new teaser video featuring the 10G Civic Type-R. Many of the new info from the recent press release are repeated in this video, including confirmation that the engine will be 2.0l VTEC Turbo with a max power of over 280ps and a red-line of 7,000rpm. And that it will be the most hardcore and highest performing Type-R, even faster, it is claimed, than the legendary NSX-R. The link to the video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAHI9XD8nzA.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Honda has published an official page for their Formula-1 engine that they will be supplying to the McLaren team as part of their joint F1 racing efforts in next year's season. The page can be accessed by going to the link http://world.honda.com/Formula-1/powerunit/05/ .
Honda has also provided a high resolution photo of the engine which is only available for download by media. We have downloaded that photo for you below.
Honda will also be providing a video of the F1 engine on October 6th so make sure to visit their worldwide website at http://world.honda.com on that date.
Honda also provided the following comments by Yasuhisa Arai, Senior Managing Officer of Honda R&D Co., Ltd., who is heading the F1 Project:
"Working toward Honda's F1 participation starting in the 2015 season, development of the power unit is entering its prime phase at our R&D facility in Sakura (Tochigi, Japan), where we transferred our automobile motor sports development earlier this year. In addition to conducting simulations, we have moved onto the next stage where we conduct full-fledged bench tests of the engine while connecting the turbocharger and energy recovery systems. In the meantime, our racing operation base in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, has become fully operational. At this time, we are unveiling an image of our power unit that is under development. The whole team is concentrating on this development, getting ready for the forthcoming start of F1 participation in 6 months. Please stay tuned for further updates."