The Honda showcased its Civic Type R in the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. Honda claims that Civic Type R will be the most hardcore Type R the company has ever produced, and it isn’t hard to believe it either from the very first look of it. Under the hood it has got 2 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder engine which gives 305 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of maximum torque. The engine is paired exclusively to the six-speed manual transmission.
The Type R is said to reach 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 5.7 seconds and continues to accelerate to a top speed of 167 miles per hour. Still not impressed by the numbers? Listen to this – this car laps the nurburgring in just 7 minutes and 50 seconds. That’s not only a front wheel drive-record, but that’s also faster than the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V. To keep this hot-hatch stable the underbody of the car has been kept flat.
A wide front splitter, deep side skirts and large rear wing should keep the Civic glued to the road in high-speed cornering. A new adaptive damper system has been developed specifically for the Type R civic as well as r dual axis strut front suspension, which the company claims reduces torque steer. Rear-end rigidity has also improved and the car is now less prone to body roll.
So far, it looks very gruesome. We know that you must be dying to see this car hit the streets, but we have no other choice but to wait for the launch.
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