The Honda Civic Type R is the most powerful version of the Civic 2017 range . It has a turbocharged 320 horsepower engine, the gearshift is six-speed manual and variable hardness damper. Honda will launch this model in Europe in summer.
The engine, of gasoline and two liters of displacement, derives from that had the previous Civic Type R , Where it gave 310 horsepower. At the moment Honda has not communicated what changes it has made to increase the power. Currently, only two front-wheel drive vehicles with a horsepower equal to or greater than 300 horses are available for sale in Spain: the SEAT León Cupra And the previous Honda Civic Type R. The gearshift has a function that “allows the perfect synchronization of gears by equalizing the level of revolutions”.
The suspension is not exactly the same as the normal five-door Civic. Up front, type McPherson , it has geometry changes to reduce sudden movements on the steering wheel that can happen when accelerating intensity. The rear multi-arm suspension has stiffer arms. The body has also been revised to increase its rigidity, something that has been achieved by adding adhesive at some points of joining between pieces. Honda says that this body is 38 percent more rigid than the previous Civic Type R, but does not say how much it is compared to the current Civic.
Three driving programs can be selected: Comfort, Sport and R. The first one was not available in the previous model and, according to Honda, it allows to increase the maneidar of march. Each of these programs affect the hardness of the shock absorbers, the hardness of the steering, the response of the accelerator and the feeling that transmits the change of gears.
This model is to be manufactured for everyone in Swindon (United Kingdom). It will be the first time a Honda Type R is marketed in the United States officially.