Civic Type-R Features The Angry Styling With Spectacular Perfromance


In Geneva was held the official debut of the now serial 2016 Honda Civic type R, the most powerful and fastest hot hatchback in the history of Honda.

This is a first car with a 2-litre turbo-charged petrol motor from the innovative VTEC Turbo line, the power of which is a bit higher than expected – 310 HP, which is accessible at 6500rpm, Torque – 400 nm @ 2500rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmh takes 5.7 sec and max speed is 270 kmh.

Aggressive Looking

A peek 2016 Honda Civic type R looks much more violent than the regular model. Extreme wide fender flares can easily accommodate 19 wheels with wide, low profile tires. Lowered splitter gives more downforce to the front axle, while the vent hole in the front wing will prevent unloading the front wheels on some modes of the drive. Efficient rear diffuser and a huge back wing complete “aerodynamic” picture.

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Sporty Character

On the glance data front-wheel drive 2016 Honda Civic Type R is quite traditional, but a little further into those data immediately becomes clear that this hatch has a temper. It is driven by turbocharged 2.0L VTEC motor, which returns 310 HP at 6500rpm and 400 Nm of torque already at 2500rpm distinct past Type R VTEC motors, new generation Civic has a relatively small cutoff occurring at 7000rpm.

Regarding to vendor, 2016 Honda Civic Type R is able to reach 100kmh in 5.7sec and will continue to accelerate until you hit max speed of 270kmh.

To cope with all this power, front MacPherson suspension is equipped with an additional rotary fist and a limited slip differential (similar to Ford RevoKnuckle RS), which reduced torque steer by 50% compared to conventional Civic.

In addition, 2016 Honda Civic Type R is equipped with adaptive dampers and upgraded rear suspension, which has improved stability when cornering at high speeds.

To unleash the full potential of the engine in the 2016 Honda Civic Type R is a special mode +R improving the throttle response, changing the settings of the electric power steering system and increasing the stiffness of the suspension by 30%.

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2016 Honda Civic Type R release date

Article about the 2016 Honda Civic Type-R has been prepared on the basis of peer reviews and rumors from the Internet. The exact release date and the start of sales is unclear, but there is actual information.


If we take into account the raw numbers, it turns out that 306 strong Civic does not overtake, for example, Focus RS, with its slightly more powerful, 315 strong EcoBoost. But this is only on paper, in reality, the sample vehicle of 2016 Honda Civic Type R has done a lap at the Nurburgring for incredible 7:50.63 min, breaching the record of the fastest front-wheel drive car on the fabulous German track. Moreover, Civic overtook AWD Nissan GT-R R34, which record was held in 1999.

When such a record speeds, you want to be 100% sure that the car will stop in time. To do this the 2016 Honda Civic Type R is armed with 4-piston front Brembo brakes, with 13.8” rotors. Their grasp will be enough to stop powered hatch, at whatever speed it was going.


Among the equipment disadvantages – electric power steering, it unfortunately does not give the precision in the operation, which was inherent in previous Civic models with the hydraulics power steering.

Of advanced technologies on the 2016 Honda Civic Type R are adjustable shock absorbers (with four modes settings) created for the same purpose that Ford RevoKnuckle, cornering at maximum speed, with maximum control. In the rear a H-shaped suspension torsion beam increases the stiffness of the structure.
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