Everywhere you look, the new Honda Civic Type R gives an incredible performance.
Wrapped in iconic red cowling, the 2-litre VTEC turbocharged Engine is the result of 70 years of Honda engineering for the track. With 320 PS and 400 Nm on tap and mated to a supremely accurate 6-speed manual gearbox, 0-100 km/h is dispatched in 5.8 seconds while top speed is 272 km/h.
The specially-tuned centre-exit triple exhaust system bellows a throaty growl with every prod of the throttle. A lightweight chassis and all-aluminium hood reduces weight to make the car more swift and nimble while 20-inch black alloy wheels and high-performance tyres frame the large, red Brembo front brake calipers that lets the car stop on a dime. The Adaptive Damper System actively controls the suspension for everything from smooth cruising on the highway to race-tuned stability for track action.
With its capability for high speeds, the Civic Type R is equipped with special aero body parts such as the front splitter, front air curtain, vented front fenders, functional side skirts, vortex generators, rear wing and rear diffuser, all of which contribute to the car’s supreme aerodynamic prowess. Just how incredible is that!
Like the exterior, the cabin is special. Every one sports a unique serial number printed on a metal plaque below the aluminium shift knob. As the car is meant for use on race tracks as well, race-inspired items such as lightweight bucket front seats in red and black suede-effect fabric, sports pedals, flat-bottomed steering wheel and aluminium shift knob offer an obvious connection to Honda’s motorsports heritage.
The Civic Type R is also equipped with customisable digital meters which display boost pressure, G-force, lap times, rev limit and throttle/brake input in real time so you can maximise your track performance and three drive modes (Comfort, Sport and +R) which will automatically re-tune the suspension, throttle response and steering to optimise every experience behind the wheel depending on which one you select.
Our Honda Civic Type R sports the Polished Metal Metallic paint scheme and it is also the GT spec which means additional features such as auto headlights and wipers, parking sensors, dual zone climate control, Honda Connect infotainment with 12-speaker premium audio and Garmin satellite navigation system.
Come view it at our showroom at The Alexcier soon!