AutonetMagz – The dignity of Honda Type R label now lies on the new Honda Civic Type R, before the Honda NSX Type R appears. As if way back then, a lot of Type R model existing, starting from Civic, Accord, and Integra, currently, only Civic who remain to apply the holy Type R label from Honda and facing its fierce rival such as Ford Focus RS, VW Golf GTI and Renault Megane RS.
but Honda didn’t want just stand still, as at the GMS 2017, they released the Honda Civic Type R 2018 FK8. Based on the Civic hatchback, this new production version didn’t have too significant differences with the prototype model, along with the appearance of the distinctive Honda Type R, Championship White.
The front bumper looks fierce with an extreme air fins, who applied too on the fender. But now, the Type R Civic apply a hood scoop for the first time, as the wheels apply a 20 inches fierce looking wheels, a red Brembo calipers, and a hi performance tyre.
In this model aerodynamics are taken into important matters, that is why the under body become sleeker to make the air flows smoothly. At the rear, there is a roof vortex generator and a spoiler. 3 exhaust at the rear probably too much, along with a 385 more rigid chassis than the FK2.
At the interior remains to look as other Type R, with red-black color accent, carbon fiber detailing, and a special bucket seat of Honda Type R. As the engine, will apply a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder VTEC Turbo with K20C1 code. It could produce 320 PS and 400 Nm transmitted to the front wheels through a 6-speed MT.
Indeed it remains to use RWD compared to its rival who apply AWD. But for the first time, they apply a rev-matching technology at the gearbox to reach an ideal rpm when downshifting.
There are 3 driving mode to be choose: Comfort, Sport and R+, as the R+ more suitable for circuit usage, Sport for becoming a bad boy in the street, and comfort for daily comfort usage. It will control the adaptive suspension, steering wheel responds, throttle and transmission feels.
The new Honda Civic Type R 2018 will be manufactured in Honda factory in Swindon UK, and will be distributed to caters demand on Europe, US, Asia and several other region.