2015 will be the year that Honda released to the market two of its most coveted models. On one side is the sporty Honda NSX, the jewel in the crown, and on the other, the new Honda Civic Type R before us. The Japanese brand captures the attention of all the new sports variant of its popular compact, that in this release uses a 2.0 turbo 310 horses power.
The body stands by adopting the design of restyling models and take it a step further. The front bumper is more athletic, especially in its lower lip. In side view draw attention roads widened to around tremendous front wings with harboring alloy wheels 19 “235/35 shoes. At the rear of the protagonist is definitely spoiler, but we do not like that pilots are not integrated , as in the prototype. The rear bumper with diffuser and four tailpipes makes clear the spirit of the new Civic Type-R 2015.
Inside we find a classic design of the Civic Type-R for the materials used. The bucket seats are partially trimmed in red microfiber, while the gearshift knob aluminum is a nod to models like the EK9. In the onboard computer functions are to measure 0-100 and lap times.
The 2.0 turbo Honda Civic Type R 2015 uses the VTEC technology and despite the supercharger, delivers full power high up to 6,500 laps, with injection cut set at 7,000. Its torque is 400 Nm just 2,500 rpm. Despite these figures extreme power, everything goes to the front axle via a manual gearbox six relations , which of course has a limited slip differential.
The 0-100 is fixed at 5.7 seconds and its top speed is 270 kph . One of the keys to transmit power to the ground adequately is your front suspension “Dual Axis Strut”. It is based on a conventional McPherson but anchors have changed direction so that the wheel is closer to your heart and reduce the directional par.
The Civic Type-R offer different driving modes . The most extreme is the + R, which will have a more lively engine response, reduces steering assistance and hardens adaptive dampers 30% for a more radical behavior.
To stop such cavalry, it relies on an Brembo brake system . The front discs are 350mm, are drilled and are bitten by a fixed four-piston calipers.
The Honda Civic Type R has always stood out as a compact front wheel drive cash. With this brand new installment not want to be less and does not hide his goal. Record Breaking the Renault Mégane RS Trophy 275-R holds in Nürburgring.
Source – Honda
From 18,900 euro
Section Honda Civic Type R 2015, the most anticipated sport compact was originally published in Current Motor.