Nova Honda Civic Type R sa 330KS

As promised, Honda is reporting additional information regarding the new Civic Type R.

Admittedly, we still do not have complete data, but what we do know is that the Japanese “hot hatch” delivers 330 HP (235 kW) and 420 Nm of maximum torque, while the model for the American market has 10 horses less.

Honda Civic Type R

So, the K20C1 engine is still in play, largely unchanged for the needs of the newcomer, since the increase in power is not great. Honda also points out that the CTR is now more adapted to everyday driving. Maximum torque is available at a relatively low 2,600 rpm, and goes all the way up to 4,000 rpm. The revised turbocharger features optimized turbine blades, which generate more pressure over a wider range and with greater efficiency. There is also an active valve system, which allows more gases (and noise) to escape through the exhaust.

Honda Civic Type R

However, we still don’t know how it all translates in terms of performance, as Honda is still unwilling to “discuss” it, although we do know that the current Type R holds the track record at Suzuka, with a time of 2 minutes, 23.1 seconds. , which is 0.8 seconds better than the outgoing model. As with the increase in power, this doesn’t seem like much progress either, but “cutting off” almost a full second on the Suzuki requires more than an additional 10 hp.

Honda Civic Type R

Honda also says that the new Type R is slightly longer and wider than its predecessor. Its wheelbase is longer by 3.5 centimeters, the track of the front wheels is wider by 2.5 and the rear by 2 centimeters. The suspension system has been completely revised compared to the previous model. The rims are “shod” in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, which is a significant improvement compared to the “Continentals” on which the outgoing model left the factory. Although the diameter of the rims has been lowered to 19 inches, the tires are slightly wider at the front.

Honda Civic Type R

What is crucial, and which has not yet been officially confirmed, is the mass of the new Civic Type R. Although Honda keeps it a secret, according to the “leaked” data from the brochure, the newcomer “weighs” 1430 kilograms.

Honda Civic Type R

When it comes to design, we had the opportunity to meet him in July. It has definitely matured, and the interior, with its black and red color combination, is also very appealing. The gearbox is a six-speed manual, and drivers also get R+ driving mode, as well as Individual, which can be adjusted at will. We should not forget the Honda LogR information monitors and storage of performance metrics in real time. Five colors are available at launch – Championship White, Rallye Red, Crystal Pearl Black, Sonic Pearl Gray and Boost Blue.

As far as “leaked” information goes, we’ll point out a final gear ratio of 3,842:1 compared to the outgoing car’s 4,111:1. Although it is only a 6.5 percent longer gear ratio, it will be interesting to see to what extent this will change the character of the CRT.

Source: Auto Moto Show

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