Fastest Jazz in the world

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In an ex­cit­ing new de­vel­op­ment, Honda Aus­tralia will race two Honda Jazz in the 2012 Bosch Aus­tralian Rally Cham­pi­onship.

De­signed to G2 spec­i­fi­ca­tions, the new Jazz com­bines the best in Aus­tralian and Euro­pean en­gi­neer­ing, with spec­i­fi­ca­tions found in many World Rally Cham­pi­onship cars.

The Mugen-tuned 2 litre en­gine de­liv­ers 183 kw at 9000 RPM and 193 Nm of torque.

Honda will be en­ter­ing a sec­ond driver com­bi­na­tion along­side Eli Evans and Glen We­ston, to be an­nounced early next year.

Honda Aus­tralia spokesper­son, Lind­say Smal­ley said the new cars could take Honda from chal­lengers to cham­pi­ons.

“We are ex­cited about the next year of ral­ly­ing. Rac­ing is in Honda’s DNA. These rally cars are mod­i­fied with the best en­gi­neer­ing from Aus­tralia and Europe. Fit­ted with Mugen en­gines, these may well be the fastest Jazz in the world.’’ Bosch ARC CEO Scott Ped­der said Honda should be com­mended for lead­ing the way and be­ing the first to com­mit to the new for­mula. “The Honda Civic Type R that Eli Evans and Glen We­ston cam­paigned over the past two years has be­come a crowd favourite at ral­lies around the coun­try, be­cause of how ex­cit­ing it looks on the stages and the great sound it makes. These new cars are go­ing to look even bet­ter.

“The ren­der­ings of the new Honda Jazz G2 are ex­cit­ing and give a strong in­di­ca­tion of how the new gen­er­a­tion of two-wheel drive rally cars will look. I am sure they will fire the imag­i­na­tion of rally en­thu­si­asts,” Mr Ped­der said.

Six rounds will com­prise the 2012 sea­son, with a ‘Rally Show­case’ at Calder Park in Vic­to­ria to mark the start of the sea­son in March.

For more info on the Jazz call into Dar­ryl Twitt Honda, Be­nalla Road Shep­par­ton. Or call Peter on 5822 5833.

The ren­der­ings of the new Honda Jazz G2 are ex­cit­ing and the car will fire the imag­i­na­tion of rally en­thu­si­asts

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