Japanese Automaker Honda Unveils Its New WTCC Racing Engine
Japanese automaker Honda "unveiled a new racing engine," which it will use in its Word Touring Car Champion cars that are based on the Civic model during the '13 season, according to MOTORSPORT-TOTAL.com. The engine called "HR412E" was developed at the Honda Research and Development Center in Tochigi, Japan. It is "a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine with a turbo charger and gasoline direct injection." Honda will test its car and engine in three races during the '12 WTCC season, Suzuka, Shanghai and Macao, before fully joining the racing series for the '13 season (MOTORSPORT-TOTAL.com, 8/2).