The Formula Regional (FR) Americas Championship Powered by Honda (previously known as F3 Americas) offers young talent the opportunity to demonstrate their skills on an international platform while keeping affordability and safety as key elements of the program. Having the FR Americas chassis manufactured in the United States by Ligier Automotive, the Honda Civic Type R motor built in Anna, Ohio, and the Hankook tires marketed and distributed out of Nashville, Tennessee, aids in affordability and availability.

Stepping into the FR Americas series builds upon the progression offered from the F4 U.S. Championship both on and off the track. With driver training, unmatched affordability and strong manufacturer support, competitors can grow and succeed into the higher levels of motorsports.

FR Americas offers plenty of track time for drivers. Race meetings will offer three 35-minute races with qualifying and two 35-minute practices built into the race weekend. Altogether, the drivers have around three hours of track time available per race meeting, allowing them to increase their experience in open-wheel racing.

One of FR America’s greatest strengths, compared to other young driver categories, is the analytical work that must be carried out by the drivers in cooperation with their engineers. The series is a spec series, allowing multicar or single car teams the same opportunity of success with capped costs; however, the cars allow for significant setup adjustments, which increases the drivers’ technical knowledge and gains experience required for moving up the open wheel ladder, whether with a large or small team.

The FR Americas car will be powered by the powerful and reliable 303-horsepower Honda Performance Development (HPD) version of the new Honda Civic® Type-R® turbocharged K20C1 motor.



Chassis & Bodywork

  • Carbon composite monocoque
  • FIA F3 tech. reg. composite bodywork
  • FIA safety compliant


  • Double wishbone, front and rear
  • Pushrod adjustable ride front and rear JRi 2-way adjustable dampers
  • Front and rear adjustable anti-roll bars


  • 6-speed sequential pneumatic paddle shift


  • Rack and pinion steering
  • Quick release steering wheel
  • Safety collapsible steering column


  • LED Backlit Color Display
  • CAN controlled Power Management
  • 3-axis plus yaw accelerometer
  • Damper potentiometers
  • High Speed 4GB Logger


  • Alcon 4-piston monobloc calipers
  • Alcon vented steel rotors
  • Tilton adjustable pedal mounting assembly


  • 2018 FIA front crash structure
  • 2018 FIA rear crash structure
  • 2018 FIA side impact structures
  • 2018 Cockpit Halo bar
  • 2018 Side and front anti-intrusion panels
  • 2018 FIA specification 6-point harness
  • 6kJ Wheel tethers, 2 per corner
  • On-board fire control system
  • 2018 FIA Headrest compatible with HANS
  • 2018 FIA-specification extractable seat


Engine Type

  • Production-based L4


  • 1996cc (121.9 CID)


  • Dual overhead camshaft, 4 valves/cylinder, i-VTEC


  • Steel alloy


  • Cast aluminum alloy

Connecting Rods

  • Forged steel alloy

Engine Management

  • HPD-developed system with integrated DI driver & internal logging


  • Digital inductive, coil on plug


  • Dry sump


  • Single mechanical water pump


  • Direct Injected 91 octane unleaded


  • Turbocharged


  • Approximately 303hp


Dimensions & Weight

  • Length: 4895.5 mm
  • Width: 1850 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2920 mm
  • Weight: 650 kg



Chassis: $99,750.00 (50% Deposit/50% Delivery)

Engine: $33,000 USD (50% Deposit/50% Delivery)

The top-eight drivers will be presented FIA Super License points to aid in their racing career advancement to Formula 1.

To purchase: Contact Ligier Automotive