2016 Honda Civic Coupe Set to Compete in Global Rallycross With 600 HP

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2016 Honda Civic coupe will compete in this year’s Global Rallycross.

The Japanese automaker unveiled the new racing livery for its Civic Red Bull Global Rallycross race car, which has been developed in partnership with Red Bull and champion-winning race team Olsbergs MSE. The race car will boast more than 600 horsepower and will be capable of going zero-to-60 in a blistering 1.9 seconds. Naturally, it will also be able to withstand the 70-foot table-top jumps featured on each race track in the series.

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Driving the 2016 Honda Civic Red Bull GRC car for Team Honda will be Sebastian Eriksson and Joni Wiman. Wiman won the 2014 Global Rallycross Championship and Eriksson managed a second-place finish last year.

The 2016 Honda Civic coupe race car will make its racing debut on May 21 and May 22 with a double header event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix, Arizona.

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“Global Rallycross is seriously extreme racing, and it’s a terrific platform to showcase the new Civic Coupe to an enthusiastic, performance-minded young audience,” said Nick Lee, National Advertising Manager, American Honda Motor Co, Inc. “We won’t encourage our customers to take 70-foot jumps out on the street, but we will use this platform to tell people about all the incredible technology and performance capabilities of our new Civic Coupe.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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