Honda Civic Type R 2015 - up to 268 without limits
Administrator World Garage
Five years of waiting brought the long-awaited result, the new Honda Civic Type R is presented to the public. We will tell you about its characteristics, configuration and price.
After 5 years of expectations, 2015 saw an updated hatchback Honda Civic Type R. Designed for sports driving on the road, the all-new Civic Type R is equipped with the most extreme and best type R engine ever developed and will set new standards for power among front-wheel drive hatchbacks. Initially, the presentation was expected in 2013, but at the exhibition in Geneva in 2014, the Japanese showed only the concept of this model.
Honda developers decided to create a new engine Type R, which will make a breakthrough with the updated model. Equipped with a turbocharged two-liter VTEC engine, produces an impressive sports sound, aggressive style, based on LED technology and other innovations collected in this machine, immediately distinguish it from a number of cars in any situation and on any road.
Changes to the exterior of the Civic made it more aggressive, which emphasizes the sporty direction of the car. In comparison with the concept, ready for production hatchback lost led running lights located on the front bumper, just removed the stylish rear lights, which in the concept were integrated into the rear wing.
Unlike the previous model, the updated Civic Type R front surprises underlined headlights with expressive lenses, from the old headlights there is little left. At the bottom of the bumper there is a large air intake, which in addition to the standard function of the engine and radiator airflow, holds the aerodynamics of the car well and leads to minimal stability losses. At the edges of the bumper mounted fog lights, which were originally on the prototype led strips.
Between the headlights Civic installed updated grille with large holes, which also provides good airflow and cooling of the radiator and engine.
The hood of the car is inherited from the previous model, slightly emphasizing the shape of the curves on the sides. Windshield and wipers remained the same shape, wipers still work from the middle and on the sides.
Side Civic a bit changed. Blown wheel crayfish, well emphasize not only the sportiness of Honda Civic Type R but also aerodynamics, as on the top of the wing and at the junction with the front doors made holes for better air flow. It is worth mentioning that the testing and simulation of the streamlining of the car was carried out with the help of computational fluid dynamics, followed by a test in the wind tunnel.
As you can see, the main goal of the developers was to achieve a minimum resistance with air at high speeds, and to achieve maximum stability and pressure to the surface. The bottom of the Civic Type R is also not spared and made a maximum of flat, hiding all the curves and suspension parts under the body or closing protection.
Front and rear doors remained the same as in the previous model, the innovation was made only in the lower skirt, which also serves to improve aerodynamics and emphasizes sports style. If the previous generation is not equipped with such options, in this Civic Type R is standard. On the sides of the skirt stand out wheels, 19-inch 235/35. The wheels are equipped with low-profile tires, which allows you to keep the car on the surface in turns and skids.As for the color Civic Type R, the manufacturer provides a choice:
- Dark black;
- Blue metallic;
- Bright red.
- length is 4545 mm;
- width — 1750 mm;
- height - 1435 mm;
- clearance — 145 mm;