New Honda Civic Type R Debuts at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

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11 Mar 2015
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Honda Civic Type-r

The Japanese auto manufacturer is back, with a big bang! Honda Civic Type R hits 167mph in Nurburgring

It’s been quite some time now since we’ve been teased by the heavily disguised spy shots and teaser images of prototypes but finally, at the Geneva Motor Show 2015, we are seeing the new Honda Civic Type R. This wonderful car has been dubbed as a race car for the road and is believed to be the prime competitor to Ford Focus RS, also making its debut at the show.

2015 Honda Civic Type-R

2015 Honda Civic Type-R

Blessed with a 2.0 litre VTEC turbocharged Honda petrol engine, this brilliant car is able to produce 400Nm of torque and 306bhp. The peak torque is achieved at 2,500rpm and the red line reaches at 7,000rpm.

Will all this make it a good race car on the road? Well, you have to decide it for yourself as what the figures show, it has a lap record of 7 minutes 50.63s around the famous Nurburgring. This beast can sprint from stationary to 62mph in merely 5.7 seconds and reaches the speed of 167mph.

Civic Type-R 2.0L engine

Civic Type-R 2.0L engine

All-new Ford Focus RS, as we know of, uses an all-wheel-drive system, but Civic Type R cars will be routing the power through the front wheels using a six-speed manual gearbox. To leash mighty 306bhp, Honda has come up with new adaptive dampers in combination with dual-axis strut front suspension system which will reduce torque steer by 50% as claimed by Honda as compared to standard Civic.

Fortunately, Honda is giving Civic Type R an electric power steering, where on standard Civics, hydraulic power steering comes. You will be really amazed once you choose +R driving mode, throttle and engine responsiveness intensifies.

2015 Honda Civic Type-R Interior

2015 Honda Civic Type-R Interior

Electric steering assistance reduces and firms up for tighter body control as you drive through tight corners.

As per the announcement from Honda, the prices of all new Civic will start from as low as £29,995 but if you would really like to know what a GT version feels like. Just add £2,300 to that figure and enjoy a really amazing vehicle with true value to your money.

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