The brand new Civic Type R – the boldest, most aggressive Type R yet – is speeding ever nearer.
At the heart of all Type R‘s is the legendary race-bred engines. The New Type R takes this to a new level with the new 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine from Honda’s next-generation Earth Dreams Technology series. Producing in excess of 280 PS, it will deliver unmatched performance against previous Type R’s (including the NSX Type R Super car from the 90’s!).
While its predecessors used natural aspiration, the new unit is the first Type R to benefit from a turbo charger. This boosts low-end power delivery and combines explosively with the high-end performance synonymous with Honda’s VTEC technology to deliver a truly breath taking power delivery experience. The slick 6-Speed manual gearbox is designed to make the most of the potent power and fits with the philosophy of the New Type R as the ‘complete drivers car‘.
To be a true Type R the drive and handling must deliver. The good news is that the engineering innovations and enhancements will make the new Type R the most advanced and dynamic so far. A press of the ‘+R’ button activates ‘+R‘ mode which heightens engine responsiveness, upgrades torque-mapping to a more aggressive and performance focused setting, increases steering responsiveness and adds firmness & agility to the new four point Adaptive Damper System (adjusts front & rear damping force and stiffness in a split second). Additional ‘steer axis‘ mechanical system minimises torque steer and improves front end traction. When combined, this delivers the ultimate handling experience.
The red ‘Type R‘ badge has always hinted towards something special in the Honda blood line since the first NSX Type R was born from F1 success in 1992. The famous red ‘H‘ has only been found on 4 models in it‘s history (Civic, Integra, Accord & NSX) promising the most thoroughbred and rewarding driving experience possible. The latest version promises to be the most extreme in the iconic 22 year history. Designed for Europe, built in Swindon, the New Civic Type R is made for pure exhilarating driving enjoyment.
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