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by Top Speed (Jul, 2006)
97 As a basis for the Type-R, Honda has already released the Type-S Civic, with sportier suspension, steering and overall improved handling.
by Top Speed (Jul, 2006)
Instead of that, they are engineered to create one of the best driving experience by use of a responsive steering, intuitive handling.
Road Tests Real world tests of the Honda Civic Type-R
Data points Key details of the Honda Civic Type-R
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Firmer steering, a quicker ratio and stiffer steering box mountings all provide pin-sharp responses to steering wheel input, while the fuel tank's central location beneath the cabin floor helps to lower the centre of gravity and reduces the body's inertia moment. Further development of the Type R unit means more useable torque, as the switch to high-lift, long duration valve timing (the cam change) now takes place at a lower 5,200rpm, and continues all the way to 8,000rpm.
No, the most disheartening thing is that Honda is going to offer a stripped-down, 90-pounds-lighter Type R with no audio system, no rear parcel cover, no engine undertray, and reduced sound insulation. After all, the U.S.-market Civic Si has pretty nice sport seats, virtually the same engine, and pretty hard-core handling characteristics itself.
Honda’s Type-R philosophy is focused around offering a driving experience similar to that given by racing cars and making the driver part of the machine by giving him high levels of feedback from the vehicle such as sound, steering response and handling. While supercharged engines could easily produce more power, NA engines deliver their power smoother and put it to ground more effectively.
by RAY HUTTON |
Car & Driver News
The new Type R was presented in vivid yellow as a concept car, simply because the production version will not be available in Europe until the end of this year, after lesser three-door versions have appeared. The power supply is unchanged — a high-revving but naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter i-VTEC engine.
Specifications Full list of technical specs
power & handling
|Power-to-weight ratio||15.06 lb/hp|
|Maximum hp||198 HP @ 8,000 RPM|
|Maximum torque||143 ft-lb|
|Steering system||Rack and pinion|
|Valves per cylinder||4 valves|
|Curb weight||2,981 lb|
|Top speed||145 mph|
|1/4 mile||14.9 s|
|Top gear time||1:33.50|
|Tsukuba circuit time||1:12.22|
|Hockenheim short lap time||1:21.30|
|# of gears||6 gears|
suspension, wheels & brakes
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