How it will Feel to Drive the Type-R for the First Time
More specifically, what will it feel like to drive the Honda Civic Type-R? Well, with how much time and effort has gone into this performance vehicle, we think it will be similar to how it will feel to drive the Type-R for the first time for many new drivers. The excitement, the curiosity and general nervousness of doing something you’ve never done before will get your adrenaline going as you get behind the wheel of the Type-R.
Building a Feeling: The Honda Civic Type-R
Honda may not actually be able to design each falling leaf, splash of mud or drop of rain, but they can build a vehicle around the driving experience. The power, design and the parts used to build one of the fiercest hot hatches out there are what the experience is all about. And to help keep you in that feeling, the interior offers comfort and a race-like interior all in one. The driver seat fits you like a glove and the intuitive controls make the vehicle an extension of you.
The Handling of The Honda Civic Type-R
Though petals from cherry blossoms and sprays of mud may not be placed around you in an ideal fashion, the handling of this hatch will allow you to place the Type-R ideally. For ideal handling and control the Type-R has been fitted with 13.8-inch Brembo brake front rotors and four-piston calipers, 19-inch wheels that are covered with low-profile 235/35 tires. The chassis also comes equipped with a dual axis strut front suspension and a rear suspension that utilizes a torsion beam with an H-shaped section for a more rigid drive.
The Engine of the Civic Type-R
The sound of the engine finishes the experience, as does the overall power it provides. Both are far from letdowns. The 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder pumps out 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque, the most ever for a Honda Type-R model. This is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. This system gets the Type-R to 62 mph from 0 in 5.7 seconds and offers a top speed of 168 mph.