The new Honda Civic Type R represents perfectly the escalation of power in which we are plunged, leaving us with a front-drive compact developing a power of 310 horses, but we can think of, in addition to this mechanical turbo, good list of reasons why the new performance based variant of the Honda Civic has dropped us in grace.
More wood! His wing betray him
The Honda Civic Type R 2015 has a starting price of 34,500 euros in Spain. There is also a more fitted for 37,000 euros alternative.
The SEAT Leon Cupra or the Peugeot 308 GTI have chosen the path of discretion, the Honda Civic Type R has instead chosen the path of aesthetic exaggeration and we provides steps vented and flared wheel, a new front splitter reaffirmed in red and especially a defense in which he outlines his wing and diffuser, appropriately dressed for the four tailpipes.
The bad news about it, about its design, the spoiler rests Honda showed us the conceptual model, a more complex wing by also ran part of the optics.
These baquets from inside …
If you have chosen a path which includes many cosmetic additives wild cut inside Honda has not fallen short and has given the Civic Type R baquets a couple of which could not be left out of this list on its exterior . Red, colorful design …
Of course the cabin seasonings not only boil down to these seats. There are red stitching, a new shift knob …
Bringing in a new era to the V-TEC:
For those who prefer a more discreet mount the 308 GTI or the León Cupra have the solution
Under the hood of the Honda Civic Type R a necessary revolution has occurred. Goodbye to their status aspirated engine, hello to overeating, meeting with a V-TEC Turbo 2-liter displacement beating the rhythm of the front wheels 310 horsepower, reaching a torque of 400 Nm and marking a noticeable difference in terms of power with models like SEAT Leon Cupra 280 hp or Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R.
Of course we can not forget his gearbox … a manual gearbox! The very Porsche 911 GT3 has resorted to a dual clutch, the Civic Type R has resisted … and yes, we welcome that.
Fundamental: hand cycle
Under the skin of the new Honda Civic Type R not only inhabits a mechanical revolution in the form of V-TEC Turbo, we also found a chassis which Honda has given the Civic Type R vitaminado an adaptive suspension, new stabilizer bar capable of increasing the rigidity of the rear train in an exaggerated 180% (in figures Honda itself) and signed by Brembo brakes. Besides tires mounted on 19-inch wheels are also specific bill.
We have seen the faces Nürburgring and …
The Civic Type R is already a time of 07:50:63 at the Nurburgring. This time was recorded completely without production specifications.
I am of those who do not value too tenths of a difference in a 0-100 km / h, of which give infinitely more weight to feelings that time … but of course we can not forget the craze Green Hell times and the Honda Civic Type R has set the fastest time for a front wheel drive on this circuit … but there is a but.
The time of 7 minutes, 50 seconds and 63 tenths better, significantly better than the Mégane RS Trophy-R, now author of the record for a front wheel drive car, but we must Keep in mind that this time was carried out with a car that was not entirely production. He lacked air conditioning, passenger seat and audio equipment, but did have a roll bar that compensated weight, the absence of these.
To learn more about the Honda Civic Type R …
If you want to know more details of the new Honda Civic Type R do not miss the article “Honda Civic Type R 2015 , the details: 310 hp Japanese fury”. In addition you can also read our test in the article “Honda turbo arrives! We tested the Honda Civic Type R more radical history. “