The first video review of the all-new Honda Civic Type R comes to you courtesy of the good old boys at Autocar, the oldest motoring publication in the world. Sadly, Steve Sutcliffe has left the organization long ago, so there is no sideways action here. Still, Matt Prior does good job of summing up the good and the bad about the Type-R.
The 2016 Honda Civic Type R features may ‘firsts’ and we know from experience new does not always means better. So let’s see if the high-tech stuff crammed into this hot-hatch work properly or not:
Honda Civic Type R is powered by an all-new, direct-injected turbocharged 2.0 litre VTEC TURBO petrol engine developing 310 PS at 6,500rpm and peak torque of 400Nm at 2,500rpm. The car can sprint from the 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in just 5.7 seconds and flat-out achieve a top speed of 167 mph (270 km/h). All of these figures are extraordinary for a front-wheel-drive hatchback. But then the Type-R is no ordinary hatchback. It features from high-tech stuff such as active damping, a trick differential, Dual Pinion Electric Power Steering, the new ‘+R’ button that increases the response of various chassis and drivetrain systems, and a massive aero kit.New Honda Civic Type R Tested on Road and Track,