Unlike previous generations of Type R, the Honda Civic Type R has been designed from the ground up, and you'll see it here first. The Honda Civic Type R is considered America's race car of the road. It's winning numbers gained at Germany's Nürburgring circuit. Honda ingenuity shows that replacing a commuter car with bits and pieces that make it go exponentially faster does in fact cause it to win.
The Civic Type R has made gigantic leaps within the realm of speed. Loads of people are wondering how exactly this particular vehicle can achieve such great heights. Topping out at 7 minutes and 43.80 seconds at Germany's Nürburgring circuit, the Civic Type R became the world's fastest production FWD car. How? For starters, there's now a wider track and an elongated wheel base. With the 2.0-litre VTEC Turbo 4-cylinder engine coupled with a six-speed manual transmission, it's not too surprising that the Civic Type R breathes power. Its peak output performance was at 306-HP and an impressive 400 NM of max torque. At present, you can't find a more powerful new Honda vehicle in the United States. You would expect a lot of torque steer in the Civic Type R since it is currently the world's fastest front-wheel-drive car - it just makes sense. But, to the surprise of many, the linear acceleration will allow for a smooth feeling when driving the Civic Type R. The turbo charged vehicle makes the Civic Type R an exception to the rule.
Stability is the name of the game when it comes to the new Civic Type R. This is the very first American production Honda Civic Type R model, so the capabilities are there. The Civic Type R dominated where its predecessor fell behind, with seven seconds to spare at Germany's Nürburgring circuit. Chassis engineer, Ryuichi Kijima believes that it was the Type R's wider features that allowed success in Germany's race. With a brand-new multi-link suspension engineered into the back, the Civic Type R has unquestionable aerodynamics. Everything about the Civic Type R was engineered to make it fast. The body has a lighter aluminum hood to keep a better center of gravity. There are three drive modes including comfort, sport and the +R mode - the race track mode. The multi-link rear suspension increases stability under braking and reduces the total roll movement of the car. Dual axis struts up front improve cornering performance as well. These small but significant changes allow the Civic Type R to achieve higher cornering speeds lap after lap. Ultimately, it's safe to say that so far the new Civic Type R is the best new Honda Civic choice for those looking for speed in all the right places.