Honda’s sixth generation Civic Type R has been made public. The fifth-generation model, which made its debut in 2017 and underwent a mid-life cycle update in 2020, is replaced by the new Honda Civic Type R, which was first hinted at in 2021.
The new Civic Type R has a more understated design. Receives an upgrade to a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine. It continues to operate in front-wheel-drive mode.
Exterior and Interior of Honda Civic Type R
Compared to the previous model, which had a striking exterior design, the new Civic Type R is much more understated. The new Type R, which is based on the 11th-generation Civic, receives an updated lower grille and a new bonnet with a scoop. There are air vents mounted on the bumper on either side to improve airflow to the engine. New, lightweight 19-inch alloy wheels and upgraded side brakes are added to the performance hatchback. The new Civic Type R has a large fixed rear wing, three tailpipes, and a blacked-out diffuser.
A 10.2-inch touchscreen, a digital instrument panel, blind spot monitoring, the iconic red Honda badge on the steering wheel, Type R sports seats suitable for both road and track driving, and red suede-effect upholstery are just a few of the interior features found in the new Civic Type R.
Engine and Performance of Honda Civic Type R
The new Civic Type R will be powered by a more potent version of the previous model’s 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, 306 horsepower petrol engine, claims Honda. The front wheels will receive the power from this engine, which will be mated to an improved six-speed manual transmission. The manufacturer has not yet released the performance hatchback’s specifications. Still, it has been claimed that the upgraded engine, when coupled with the modernised turbocharger and new compact housing, is the most potent VTEC turbo in Type R history.
The Japanese automaker claims that the new Civic Type R outperforms its predecessor in terms of power-to-weight ratio, torque, and top speed thanks to improved mechanical and aerodynamic design. Honda has previously emphasised the enhanced performance of the Type R. The Type R completed the 3.6-kilometre Suzuki circuit in 2 minutes and 23 seconds, breaking the previous lap record. Before the new Civic Type R broke it by 0.873 seconds, the record was held by the Honda Civic Type R GT Limited Edition, which is based on the previous model.
To conclude, Honda Civic Type R looks and feels amazing. It will be a sure shot fun to drive car. For more such articles, Stay tuned to Auto Tech Portal.