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2014-09-29 16:45:50

Honda unveils the new Civic Type R

Type R is equipped with a 2.0 turbo i-VTEC engine with over 280hp

 
 
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The Type-R is powered by a 2.0 turbo i-VTEC engine with over 280hp

Last week, HondaHondaHondaJapan, 1948 > present102 models
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debuted the renovated Civic and this week the Japanese brand unveils the vehicle that served as inspiration, the Civic Type-R.

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is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo i-VTEC engine with 280hp. This unit is turbocharged unlike its predecessors that were normally aspirated, which according to Honda offers an unprecedented performance than any previous Type-R. “Honda has had four Type R model derivatives – the CivicCivic Type RHonda Civic Type RJapan, 2007 > present1 photo
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. The engine in this new Honda Civic Type R is unrivalled against all of them in terms of raw power, torque and engine response” said Suehiro Hasshi, Large Project Leader for the Civic Type R at Honda R&D.

Some of the innovations that are available on the Type-R include the new driving mode "+R" from Honda. Through a button located on the steering wheel the driver has access to a hightened engine responsiveness, delivering a more aggressive and track oriented performance. The steering response is also improved helped with the new four-point Adaptive Damper System.

The new generation Civic Type-R will use a six-speed manual gearbox like its predecessors.

The Civic Type-R will have its offical debut next Thursday, on October 2nd, at the Paris Motor Show.

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