The Brazilian media recently had a track session with the Honda Civic Si – one of the performance variants of the Civic. The pace car for the event was this WR-V Turbo concept.
Compared to its civilian sibling which is marketed as a crossover, the WR-V Turbo sits lower, and gets a tastefully done red and black dual-tone paint job with white accents. Or is a wrap? not sure.
Naturally, all the chrome bits including the thick one on the front grille get a dark grey gloss finish. The 17-inch wheels are also painted in a graphite color, and are shod with Continental 215/45 Extreme Contact tires. The vehicle gets disc brakes all around with calipers painted in red.
A large red spoiler and gloss-black painted ORVMs round off the exterior looks.
Besides the equipment required for a race track, the WR-V Turbo gets Sparco bucket seats on the inside. There are sporty pedals as well which appears to be made from aluminium.
Under the hood, the pace car packs a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine which develops around 166 hp, and after increasing the boost pressure, it produces 211 hp and 255 Nm of torque, with ethanol fuel.
The aforementioned engine also powers the 10th generation Civic.
The WR-V has been a success story for Honda in India, crossing 50,000 cumulative sales milestone in one year since its launch. More on that here.