S ince 1997, the Honda Civic Type R has attained a unique reputation amongst “hot hatch" enthusiasts. The first fourth-generation models – boasting the same special character that made the model famous, but with even greater power and menace – will go on sale in July 2015. The Yeomans Honda dealerships in Guildford & Farnham, moreover, will be among the first to stock these exciting new models.
In a sector of the automotive industry known for outrageous styling, the new Civic Type R still stands head and shoulders above the rest. Its characteristic razor-sharp headlights, low bonnet and deep side strakes are accompanied by quad exhaust pipes, 19" or 20" alloy wheels and an oversized rear wing; the latter, along with the large rear diffuser, improves airflow and increases downforce and grip. Reminiscent of a WTCC racer, it is truly like no other car on the road.
A hot hatch is only as good as its engine, and the brand-new VTEC petrol unit powering the Type R is very good indeed. The turbocharged 2.0 litre motor supplies a monstrous 306bhp and 400Nm of torque at just 2500rpm – enough to allow the car to reach 62mph from a standing start in 5.7 seconds, and a theoretical top speed of 167mph. Both of these figures put it far ahead of any of its rivals in terms of performance. The sophisticated new suspension system, meanwhile, drastically reduces torque steer and improves stability when cornering. The extraordinary performance capabilities of the new model were proved by its superlative performance at the Nürburgring, where it achieved a record-breaking 7:50:63 lap time.
The driver-focused layout of the Type R's interior intensifies the sense of occasion generated by the vehicle's dramatic outer appearance. Low-set “bucket" sports seats in red, combined with the high centre console and the acute angle of the gearshift, add to the racecar-like ambience. Technological highlights available with the vehicle's “GT Pack" include front and rear parking sensors, rain-sensing windscreen wipers and electronically-folding door mirrors. The Honda Connect infotainment system, meanwhile, will includes Garmin satellite navigation functionality.
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