Honda shows in Geneva, the long-awaited production version of the Civic Type R. It is currently the fastest and most powerful front wheel drive car. The brachial design over the past study from Paris Motor Show 2014 was largely preserved. What is new is the data of the newly launched 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo engine. It delivers 310 hp and 400 Newton meters and turns than 7,000 tours. Via a manual six-speed transmission, the power goes to the front wheels. Honda is the sprint to 100 km / h 5.7 seconds. As a top speed of 270 km / h is considered as the best value in the front-wheel drive compact sports car segment. Speaking of best fit: The Civic Type R has the Nordschleife in 7:50 minutes orbits and thus the front-wheel - record of the Renault Megane RS Trophy-R ( 7:54 minutes) set.
In order not to overburden the hopelessly front wheels, receives the Civic Type R is a special front axle, which is similar to the Revo-Knuckle solution from the last Ford Focus RS. It is intended to reduce the impact on the steering drive compared to a normal Civic by up to 50 percent. The rear suspension has been significantly revised. In addition, the Civic Type R has adaptive dampers and a mechanical limited-slip differential. Also new: The calibration of the electromechanical steering, a Brembo braking system with 350 - millimeter discs at the front, 19-inch wheels and custom-designed 235 / 35er tires. In order to fully unlock the potential of the new Type R, Honda has installed the so-called "+ R "-Fahrmodus. It improves the response of the engine, changes the steering damper and makes the 30 percent stiffer.
The interior of the Honda Civic Type R comes up with bucket seats in suede and an aluminum shift knob. Optionally, it will add a GT package that scores not only red exterior accents, especially in terms of comfort. Thus, it includes an arsenal of assistance systems, automatic climate control, parking sensors and Honda's new Connect infotainment system. With the prices Honda has been silent so far. With a base price of 40,000 euros but should be expected . (sw)