Right from Honda CRX Si to Civic Type-R, the Japanese carmaker has numbers of performance cars that are a riot to drive. Recently, the company has developed a more powerful version of the WR-V crossover for Indy 500 Pace Car in Brazil. Picture Courtesy - motor1
Called the Honda WRV Turbo, the new model is a one-of-kind product developed as a pace car concept for the Formula Indy stage in Brazil.
Featuring multiple customizations, the Honda WRV Turbo looks sportier than the regular model. It gets graffiti-like paint scheme on the front grille and lower bumper frame. The side bars and ceiling come painted in black shade.
On the bonnet, the Honda WRV Turbo gets red paint with black and white bands running along the side. Round the back, there is an airfoil enhancing aerodynamics of the car. The car also features signature Honda Racing badging.
Interior of the Honda WRV Turbo is exactly similar to the regular model. Though, it gets bucket seats with belt of four points.
The Honda WRV Turbo rides on 17-inch wheels fitted with Continental 215/45 R17 ExtremeContact tyres. The wheels are painted in graphite shade. What further enhances its thrilling quotient is the new exhaust system.
The new suspension adjustment and revised braking system add more to its performance. The Honda WRV Turbo is equipped with larger discs brakes at the front and rear axles.
Under the hood is the powerful Honda’s new-generation 1.5-litre turbocharged VTEC petrol engine delivers power worth 165bhp against 190Nm of torque. For the record, Honda claims that the power figure can be increased to 211bhp by raising the boost pressure of its turbo.
Just so you know, the regular Honda WR-V (India-spec) comes with a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that pushes out 88.7bhp at 6,000rpm and 100Nm of torque at 4,800rpm. Transmission on offer is a 5-speed manual unit.
On the other hand, the Brazil-spec Honda WRV makes use of a 1.5-litre petrol engine that’s good for 115bhp at 6,000rpm and 149.06Nm (15.2kgf) at 4,800rpm.