With savage looks matched by the thrust and intimidating roar of its 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine, the new Honda Civic Type R is expected to become just as legendary amongst hot hatch enthusiasts as its predecessor.
Contact any of the Jardine Motors Group Honda dealerships throughout Berkshire for further information about the Honda Civic Type R.
The powerful brakes and superb agility of the Civic Type R is complemented by a range of active safety measures such as Anti-Lock brakes, Electronic Stability Control and Brake Assist. Front, side and curtain airbags shield the occupants from any harm in the event of an impact.
To an even greater extent than the conventional Civic, the Type R is a car with an appearance that demands the attention of every onlooker.A gaping grille and sharp wraparound headlights are accompanied by flared wheel arches and a full-length diffuser. The prominent rear spoiler, quad exhaust pipes, striking red brake callipers, and 20" alloy wheels round off the car's ferocious profile. The Type R cabin only heightens the sense of drama felt by anyone who gets behind the wheel. Low-set “bucket" sports seats in red, combined with the high centre console and the acute angle of the gearshift, make for the kind of exhilarating atmosphere beloved by any committed driver.
The 2.0 litre VTEC petrol engine of the Type R delivers an astounding 306 bhp, as well as maximum torque of 400Nm at 2500rpm to 4500rpm. When combined with the aerodynamic qualities of the car, and its modest weight of 1382kg, this ensures that the vehicle can tear from a standstill to 62mph in approximately six seconds. In addition to pure pace, the new model also builds on its predecessor's enviable driving dynamics with its new steer-axis front suspension set up, which reduces torque steer and provides a more favourable distribution of power to each wheel during fierce acceleration. Adaptive damping ensures that the suspension reacts automatically to the driving conditions, ensuring optimum ride quality and handling in all circumstances.
|Vehicle height||(unladen) 1466mm|
|Unladen weight (DIN)||1382 kg / 1397 kg|
|Engine||2.0 litre i-VTEC|
|Max Torque||400nm @ 2500-4000 rpm|
|Max Power||228kW @ 6500 rpm|
|Acceleration||0-62 mph / 5.7 sec|