2012 Honda Civic Si Becomes the IZOD IndyCar Series Safety Car

Honda has announced that the all-new 2012 Honda Civic Si is the official safety car for the IZOD IndyCar Series, which begins this weekend/

Honda’s racing subsidiary, Honda Performance Development (HPD) recently modified the Civic Si in order to turn it into the official IZOD IndyCar Series Safety Car. Modifications include Sparco seats with four-point racing harnesses, an HPD brake system with four-piston calipers, competition rotors, racing pads, and stainless brake lines; a Honda Genuine Accessory aerodynamic body kit, consisting of front, side and rear under spoilers; and Firestone Firehawk 225/40 R18 tires mounted on Enkei alloy wheels.

“The high-performance new Honda Civic Si is the perfect match for the IndyCar Safety Car fleet,” said John Mendel, American Honda executive vice president, auto sales. “With its larger and more powerful 2.4-liter engine and enhancements provided by HPD, it is ready to lead the IZOD IndyCar Series field at the Honda Indy Toronto and beyond.”

The Safety Car will be driven during IZOD IndyCar Series events by three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Johnny Rutherford.