Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda has built a one-off variant of the WR-V crossover, known as the WR-V Turbo. Present at an event in Brazil, South America, the model was a pace car concept by Honda for the domestic media drive of the Civic Si.
Unlike the 1.2-litre petrol engine on the India-spec Honda WR-V that produces 90 hp, the 1.5-litre Vtec petrol engine on the WR-V Turbo produces a power output of about 165 hp, which according to Honda’s engineers, can be increased to a monstrous 211 hp by increasing the boost pressure of the turbocharger. Just in case you didn’t know, the WR-V sold in Brazil sources firepower from a 1.5-litre petrol engine that produces 115 hp.
Apart from the performance tuned engine, the Honda WR-V Turbo also features a few other crucial changes such as an improved braking package, 17 inch alloy wheels and a lowered suspension. Visual updates to the WR-V Turbo over the standard model includes Honda Racing livery and sportier detailing for the exterior.
Don’t get carried away with the specifications though, as Honda has made this as a one-off unit and hence there are absolutely no plans for the model to reach the production line. Meanwhile, let us know your views on the Honda WR-V Turbo through our forums section.