Honda in Motorsports: An Oft-Overlooked Success Story

June 24th, 2017 by
For most Mid-Michigan drivers, the name Honda is synonymous with smart, sensible vehicles that come equipped with tons of standard features. However, those more familiar with the brand may also know that Honda has a long history of success in competitions and challenges related to speed and performance.

Honda’s new “Racing at Heart” campaign is already making this history more visible to drivers across the state, and once you’ve seen what this manufacturer’s top-tier drivetrains can do, you’ll be aching to spend some time behind the wheel of your favorite high-powered Honda.

Racetrack-Ready Potential in Honda’s Lineup

All of Honda’s models are marked by their manufacturer’s years of involvement in the world of motorsports, but a few of their most recent designs deserve some special attention. The Honda Civic, known and revered as one of the most efficient models on the market today, is now being offered in new designs that are sure to leave a strong impression on all who encounter them.

In fact, this year’s Honda Civic Si Coupe is part of the Red Bull Global Rallycross competition, and its turbocharged engine has proven to perform under pressure. We’re also keeping our eye on an even more elusive Civic model, this year’s turbocharged Type-R. This 305-hp powerhouse was designed to excite the senses, and no FWD model has ever made a faster lap on the famed Nürburgring racetrack, according to the writers at

Perhaps more surprisingly, Honda has taken the recently redesigned Honda Ridgeline and built a version specifically for desert racing. This further goes to show the capabilities of Honda’s pickup design.

Get Behind the Wheel of a Honda

The same racing spirit that propelled Takuma Sato to victory in the Indianapolis 500 is now available for Michigan drivers in a wide variety of Honda’s consumer vehicles. Take your favorite for a test drive at your nearest Mid-Michigan Honda Dealers showroom, and take advantage of our current offers and financing options today!