Announcement Honda Civic Type-R Concept 2 press release

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    • Unmatched performance compared to all previous Type-R cars, including Civic, Integra, Accord and NSX
    • Thrilling turbocharged 2.0 litre i-VTEC engine producing more than 280 PS, sets new standards on power, torque and engine response
    • All-new ‘+R’ mode for enhanced on-track driving thrills
    • High-revving performance red-lining at 7,000 rpm, mated to slick-shifting six-speed manual transmission
    • Innovative new four-point adaptive damper system delivers ultimate handling for enthusiastic driving
    • Additional ‘steer axis’ system minimises torque steer for exceptional traction
    • Striking luminous blue Type-R Concept model shown on Honda stand
    With the automotive world about to descend on the 2014 Mondial de l’Automobile, Honda has released exciting new details about its eagerly anticipated Civic Type-R.The all-new hot hatch – due in European showrooms next year – will be the most extreme Type-R yet, signalling the start of a new performance era for the brand.Power will come from a 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series. Developing over 280 PS, it will deliver unmatched performance compared to any previous Type-R car. That includes all generations of the Civic, plus the iconic performance-oriented versions of the Integra, Accord and even the NSX.

    While complying with strict Euro 6 emissions regulations, this is a Honda Type-R powerplant like no other. While its predecessors were naturally aspirated, the new unit benefits from a turbocharger, boosting low-end power delivery. Combined with the high-end performance that’s synonymous with Honda’s VTEC technology – and much-loved by enthusiastic Type-R owners – they will deliver a sensational driving experience.Suehiro Hasshi, Large Project Leader for the Civic Type-R at Honda R&D, commented: “Honda has had four Type-R model derivatives – the Civic, Integra, Accord and NSX. The engine in this new Honda Civic Type-R is unrivalled against all of them in terms of raw power, torque and engine response.”

    Hasshi-san emphasised the car’s appeal will be far greater than a new high-performance engine under the bonnet. A number of engineering innovations and enhancements will make the new Civic Type-R a true driver’s car, worthy of wearing the famous red ‘H’ badge.For example, the Civic Type-R will mark the debut of Honda’s new ‘+R’ button. Located to the side of the steering wheel, once pressed it activates ‘+R‘ mode for the most exhilarating driving experience. The engine response is heightened, with torque-mapping changed to a more aggressive and performance-focused setting. Steering becomes more responsive and, together with the new four-point Adaptive Damper System, delivers the ultimate handling experience.Hasshi explained: “In default standard mode, the Civic Type-R is exceptionally agile, an everyday sports car with an enjoyable and fluid acceleration. The ‘+R’ button brings out a more dynamic and athletic car for the driver, to set pulses racing. The difference in character is immense. The ‘+R’ mode is extreme; the car is ideal for track use and will be appreciated by the genuine sports-driving enthusiast.”


    Another example of Honda’s innovative approach is the car’s ‘steer axis’. In order to deliver the power of the turbocharged 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine, the new Civic Type-R’s front suspension system includes this additional mechanical system involving two supporting ‘kingpins’. They minimise torque steer and allows the driver to fully exploit the car’s exceptional driveability.Furthermore, a new four-point Adaptive Damper System has been developed specifically for the Civic Type-R. It automatically adjusts the front and rear suspension damping force stiffness in a split second, based on driving conditions. This allows the new Civic Type-R to provide a comfortable ride during cruising, yet become firm and agile when high-performance handling is required.The new Civic Type-R will follow in the footsteps of its predecessors with a six-speed manual transmission. The development team selected this option to maximise driving enjoyment.Hasshi explained: “The manual transmission allows the drivers to select the gear they want, for example, down from fifth to third when approaching a corner. The concept of the new Civic Type-R is to be the complete driver’s car so this was the best option.”

    The all-new Civic Type-R has been developed and engineered for European driving tastes. To be built at Honda’s state-of-the-art plant in Swindon, UK, it will arrive in dealerships during 2015.To see the latest Honda Civic Type-R Concept car, go to the Honda Stand in Hall 3, at the 2014 Mondial de l’Automobile. Honda’s press conference takes place on this stand at 16.45 CET on Thursday 2 October.


    Type-R History


    1992 First Generation NSX Type-R (Available in Japan only)


    This car marked the beginning of the Type-R story. The aim was to develop a car which delivered overwhelming driving pleasure and the speed of a racing car. The design language of NSX Type-R echoes the image of an F1 racing machine. This was also the first time that the red Honda Emblem and Championship White body colour was introduced.
    Engine: 3.0L Six-cylinder DOHC VTEC
    Maximum Output: 280PS / 7,300 RPM
    Maximum Torque: 30.0kg · m / 5,400 RPM

    1995 First Generation Integra Type-R (Available in Japan only)
    Engine: 1.8L Four-cylinder DOHC VTEC
    Maximum Output: 200PS / 8,000 RPM
    Maximum Torque: 18.5kg · m / 7,500 RPM


    1997 First Generation Civic Type-R (Available in Japan only)
    Engine: 1.6L Four-cylinder DOHC VTEC
    Maximum Output: 185PS / 8,200 RPM
    Maximum Torque: 16.3kg · m / 7,500 RPM

    1998 Integra Type-R (Available in Europe and U.S. This was the first Type-R model introduced in Europe)
    Engine: 1.8L Four-cylinder DOHC VTEC
    Maximum Output: 190PS / 8,000 RPM
    Maximum Torque: 178 N · m / 7,300 RPM

    1999 Accord Type-R (Available in Europe only)
    Engine: 2.2L Four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC
    Maximum Output: 212PS / 7,200 RPM
    Maximum Torque: 215N · m / 6,700 RPM


    2001 Second Generation Integra Type-R (Available in Japan only)
    Engine: 2.0L Four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC
    Maximum Output: 162kW [220PS] / 8,000 RPM
    Maximum Torque: 206N · m [21.0kg · m] / 7,000 RPM


    2001 Second Generation Civic Type-R (First Civic Type-R available in Europe)
    Engine: 2.0L Four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC
    Maximum Output: 162kW [220PS] / 8,000 RPM
    Maximum Torque: 206N · m [21.0kg · m] / 7,000 RPM


    European version:
    Engine: 2.0L Four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC
    Maximum Output: 200PS / 7,400 RPM
    Maximum Torque: 196N · m / 5,900 RPM



    2002 Second Generation NSX Type-R (Available in Japan only)
    Engine: 3.2L 6 cylinder DOHC VTEC
    Maximum Output: 206kW [280PS] / 7,300 RPM
    Maximum Torque: 304N · m [31.0kg · m] / 5,300 RPM


    2007 Third Generation Civic Type-R

    Engine: 2.0L Four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC
    Maximum Output: 165kW [225PS] / 8,000 RPM
    Maximum Torque: 215N · m [21.9kg · m] / 6,100 RPM


    2007 Third Generation Civic Type-R (European Version)

    Engine: 2.0L Four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC
    Maximum Output: 148kW [201PS] / 7,800 RPM
    Maximum Torque: 193N · m /5,600 RPM

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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Quite staggered at the level of engineering that's gone into making this car. Well done Honda. Why couldn't this car have been made in Japan? Why Swindon... why why why?

    But quite frankly we can't see 245/30/R20 shod tyres on a CTR .
     
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  3. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I'd imagine the turbo and low end torque is going to make this a far different driving experience compared to all its predecessors. I'm very intrigued to see just how the power figures translate into the real world.

    I think they've now nailed the front end, and the side profile is fairly sleek too, I still cannot stand the rear end, and that alone at the moment would put me off buying one.

    At this point I'm most interested in seeing the interior and hoping they have done away with the more tacky over use of red boy racer material everywhere and gone for something more refined and mature, I could live with something similar to the 9th Generation Civic. Please let there be a leather seat option like the ATR briefly had.

    Oh, and lots of colour options please. Black, red, blue, yellow, white and gunmetal/grey - the latter would be my choice.
     
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  4. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Whilst I agree, Japanese built would be preferable, Honda still build excellent cars outside Japan. They are still the most reliable. Our problem is that we are aware of any shortfall. We focus on them like a gnat bite. Scratching and picking at it until it is the only thing we see. If we as aware of the detail of other brands, then it would show that Swindon built is far superior to the other European makes.
    As for the rear of the CTR, it's the top half that's not right for me. WRT colours, I'm with you on that @DeviateDefiant and a plush set of leathers inside!
     
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  5. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Couldn't agree more on the Swindon side of things :Smile:

    I had a chance to speak to Masaru, the lead designer of the new CTR over the weekend, and I did make my point to him about the rear-end, they're purposefully targeting the "younger market" and want that aggressive look.

    He wasn't aware aware whether they'd offer a leather seat configuration (this is the type of thing they generally do for "Special Editions" to push sales later after launch), and couldn't confirm the colours. Nonetheless I reeled off my suspicions on colours to gauge his reactions :Laughing:
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I would still hold my reservation until we see a production made CTR , 20 inch alloys low stance that colour combo . can't see it happening
     
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  7. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    I'm guessing he didn't flinch DD.

    I understand your reservations CJ. You're probably right, but I've got to have hope. :Wink:
     
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  8. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    @Ichiban's right, we're not going to see 20" alloys and what not make it into production, that's purely for show and marketing.

    I'd be pretty sure on the black, white, red and blue. Can't remember what I said next but his expression changed!
     
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  9. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Good for you DD.
     
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  10. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    That is why these concepts cars previews are waste time in my opinion, yes they create buzz and get the interest up which is sorely needed for Honda at this moment in time.

    However Honda enthusiasts have disappointed in the past to see so many good concepts being water down in the final production model, hopefully Honda change that perception with this new CTR but I can't see that happening even if you are a staunch optimist.
     
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