The Civic Type R has been completely revamped from front to back, inside and out. Constructed with all Honda’s racing know-how, it’s a pure sports machine that gives you the maximum performance whether you’re hitting the track or the road.The Type R has been designed to be just as dramatic on the inside as it is on the outside. Controls are ergonomic and intuitive, giving you a complete feeling of connectivity. The interior may be unmistakably sporty, but it’s also undeniably refined, with unique Type R detailing and class leading space.
BORN TO PERFORM
Underneath the sculpted bonnet lies a two litre, four cylinder VTEC TURBO engine which develops a maximum power output of 320PS and 400Nm of torque. It’s no surprise to discover this gives the Type R the ability to sprint from
0-62mph in 5.8 seconds and achieve 169mph top speed
(where conditions allow).
All this power is fed through a smooth and precise six-speed manual gearbox which is optimised by a rev match control system to ensure slick, intuitive gear changes. The final drive is transmitted through an exceptionally responsive helical limited-slip differential to further enhance the performance character.
The ultimate performance test is of course on the track. Not any track, but the iconic Nürburgring, where we pushed the new Type R to the limit. It responded with distinction, slicing almost 7 seconds from its predecessor’s time.
The steering response and cornering ability of the Type R has been greatly enhanced by a new high rigidity body frame and all new suspension system. These work together to deliver razor sharp handling and maximise power transfer to the road.
The front MacPherson strut suspension is set up to reduce torque steer and optimise handling, whilst the new rear independent multi-link suspension system enhances stability under braking and minimises the total roll movement of the car. The suspension system is augmented by an Adaptive Damper System and limited-slip differential which maximise control and stability for a more engaging drive.
UNIQUELY TYPE R
The purposeful exterior of the Type R is matched only by its dramatic cockpit, a place designed to make your heart beat faster, even before you press the engine start button.
Its motorsport inspired interior has everything you need just where you need it, with clear, easy to read gauges, alloy gear shift knob and a Type R plaque showing your car’s individual serial number.
UNCOMPROMISED INSIDE AND OUT
It may have a motorsport feel but it’s not lacking in equipment or comfort. From your race-inspired seat, you are surrounded by premium soft touch materials, climate control, cruise control, electronic parking brake and a new 7” touch-screen Honda CONNECT in-car audio and information system.
We have put the driver at the very heart of our thinking with a selection of driving modes: Comfort, Sport and track focused +R. Each mode sets the throttle response, the adaptive dampers, the steering force and feeling of the gear shift, to give the new Type R three different personalities.
The +R mode unleashes the Type R’s track orientated potential. It changes the instrument panel display, traction control settings, throttle response and firms up the steering and adaptive dampers, giving you a more direct driving experience.
In motorsport, success is often measured in fractions of a second. This is why tiny details can make big differences to performance and handling. The Civic Type R is no exception; it’s packed with details such as the front air curtain and rear diffuser which enhance the car’s performance, whilst the clever roof mounted vortex generators guide air over the back of the car for a more efficient airflow. At the same time as being passionate about performance we are committed to keeping you safe, which is why a great deal of clever engineering is at work in the new Type R.
As you’d expect from a member of the Civic family, the Type R comes with a host of safety technologies including the latest Honda SENSING suite that includes a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist System and Traffic Sign Recognition
High performance technology requires unique, motorsport inspired features such as brake cooling vents, aerodynamic rear wing, lightweight aluminium vented bonnet and centre mounted triple outlet exhaust.
This signature feature improves aerodynamic performance by providing the right amount of downforce without increasing drag.
Aerodynamically shaped to cut through the air, its weight saving construction with a strategically positioned vent channels air into the engine bay to help everything keep cool.
Front vents and front bumper
The airflow underneath the car increases stability too. The low pressure literally ‘sucks’ the Type R on to the tarmac to give you extra confidence at high speed.
These lenses with LED lights are sculptures in glass. Not only do they provide brilliance at night, but naturally contribute to the aerodynamics of Type R.
This unique exhaust system increases performance at higher revs and emits a glorious note from the high powered VTEC TURBO engine.
These small fins create a whirlpool that efficiently draws the air over and away from the rear of the car, reducing drag.
Exceptional stopping power in the shape of Brembo calipers with 350mm discs at the front and 305mm at the rear.
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