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How The New Honda Civic Type R Avoids Torque Steer 16
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in honda, Honda Civic, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Videos, video on 11 16th, 2017


One could look at the 2018 Honda Civic Type R and immediately criticize it for having front-wheel drive, particularly since many of its rivals are all-wheel drive.

However, simply dismissing the Type R based on its front-wheel drive layout would be short-sighted. It still provides incredible driving thrills, performance and with the right driver behind the wheel, could keep up with rear-wheel drive supercars along a mountain road.

Perhaps one of the most remarkable things about the Type R’s front-wheel drive system is its complete lack of torque steer. That’s right, despite the front wheels handling 316 hp, 295 lb-ft of torque, steering and braking, the steering wheel won’t try to break your wrists under heavy acceleration, a trait notorious with many other powerful front-wheel drive vehicles.

In order to avoid torque steer, Honda engineers employed a number of novel solutions, as Engineering Explained reveals.

One of these factors involves a complete redesign of the Type R’s steering and suspension systems compared to a base Civic. By pushing the steering axis closer to the wheel’s centreline, Honda has been able to almost completely eliminate torque steer without scarifying ride comfort.

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Can MINI’s JCW Lure You Away From Honda’s New Civic Type R? 15
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in honda, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Videos, John Cooper Works, MINI, MINI Hatch, MINI Videos, reviews, video on 11 15th, 2017


The new-generation Honda Civic Type R has been already tested against its direct rivals, but how does it stand against the smaller MINI John Cooper Works?

The unusual comparison was compiled by the folks over at Driving, who were curious to see if the potent supermini, which happens to be a fraction more expensive than the Civic with the extras fitted on the test car, has what it takes to lure enthusiasts away from the Japanese hot hatch.

To find out, they didn’t take the two to a track or a drag strip, because the Honda Civic Type R would hold the higher ground, so instead they settled for driving them both on public roads. Needless to say, the sheer power of the Civic with its 316hp 2.0-liter turbo four conquered both reviewers, but they weren’t fans of that flashy exterior.

On the other end, though, they found that the MINI JCW with its 228hp 2.0-liter turbo to be a great little car, with a richer interior and a noisier exhaust compared to its larger contender, which drives good, is very responsive, and has a smooth automatic gearbox.

But was this enough to make them favor the supermini instead of the compact hot hatch? Find out what their verdict was in the video that follows.

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Can MINI’s JCW Lure You Away From Honda’s New Civic Type R? 15
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in honda, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Videos, John Cooper Works, MINI, MINI Hatch, MINI Videos, reviews, video on 11 15th, 2017


The new-generation Honda Civic Type R has been already tested against its direct rivals, but how does it stand against the smaller MINI John Cooper Works?

The unusual comparison was compiled by the folks over at Driving, who were curious to see if the potent supermini, which happens to be a fraction more expensive than the Civic with the extras fitted on the test car, has what it takes to lure enthusiasts away from the Japanese hot hatch.

To find out, they didn’t take the two to a track or a drag strip, because the Honda Civic Type R would hold the higher ground, so instead they settled for driving them both on public roads. Needless to say, the sheer power of the Civic with its 316hp 2.0-liter turbo four conquered both reviewers, but they weren’t fans of that flashy exterior.

On the other end, though, they found that the MINI JCW with its 228hp 2.0-liter turbo to be a great little car, with a richer interior and a noisier exhaust compared to its larger contender, which drives good, is very responsive, and has a smooth automatic gearbox.

But was this enough to make them favor the supermini instead of the compact hot hatch? Find out what their verdict was in the video that follows.

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2018 Honda Civic Type R Chases Down Porsches On The ‘Ring 12
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in honda, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Videos, Nurburgring, video on 11 12th, 2017


Even though the new Honda Civic Type R holds the front-wheel drive production car record at the Nurburgring, owners shouldn’t expect to match the car’s 7 min 43.8 sec lap just by jumping behind the wheel.

Nevertheless, French car magazine L’Argus recently took to the iconic German circuit and performed an extremely impressive lap, tackling the track’s most difficult sections with poise and control.

While we’ve yet to drive the new Type R, we’ve heard it is a significant improvement over the short-lived FK2-generation model, particularly because of its overhauled suspension system.

Thanks to the hot hatch’s balanced chassis and the absence of any torque steer, it looks right at home at ‘Green Hell’. In fact, the driver comfortably passes a Lotus Exige S, Porsche 911 GT3, 911 GT3 RS, and a handful of Renault Sport models.

Powering the new Civic Type R is a turbocharged 2.0-liter VTEC engine with 316 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels exclusively through a slick six-speed manual transmission.

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Watch The New Honda Civic Type R Reach 176MPH Or 283KPH 8
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in honda, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Videos, video on 11 8th, 2017


The 2018 Honda Civic Type R has already broken some important barriers, and it continues to amaze.

Not only does it hold on to the Nurburgring lap record for the fastest front-wheel drive production car, but it also pushes out an amazing 295whp, on the dyno, which is suspiciously close to the 316hp (320PS) produced at the crank.

Officially, the new Honda Civic Type R takes just 5.7 seconds for the naught to 62mph (100km/h) sprint, and it maxes out 169mph (272km/h).  According to a video posted by L’argus, it shows the hatch going flat out to a top speed of 176mph (283km/h).

If you’re wondering about the discrepancy, beyond the fact that we cannot confirm the veracity of the clip or what conditions it was shot, most importantly, we all know that speedometers are never 100 percent accurate, which likely explains the difference.

Either way, Renault has some big shoes to fill as they plan to steal the ‘Ring lap record from the Civic Type R with their new Megane RS.

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2018 Honda Civic Type R Price Bumped To $34,100, No Entry Level 2
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in honda, Honda Civic, Honda Civic Type-R, prices, USA on 11 2nd, 2017


If you were hoping for an entry-level Honda Civic Type R, you’d better keep dreaming as the company has just announced the 2018 model will cost $34,100.

Priced $200 higher than last year, the 2018 Civic Type R continues to be “available in one fully equipped trim.” Honda declined to mention any changes but the model features an aggressive exterior with LED headlights, a prominent rear wing, and a center-mounted triple exhaust system. The car also has 20-inch aluminum wheels which are backed up by Brembo brakes.

Moving into the cabin, drivers will find a leather wrapped steering wheel, two-tone sport seats, and an aluminum gear knob. Other highlights include a dual-zone automatic climate control system and a 7-Inch Display Audio system with GPS navigation as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

Motivation is provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 306 hp (228 kW) and 295 lb-ft (399 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a short-throw six-speed manual transmission which sends power to the front wheels via a limited slip differential.

Speaking of performance, the Civic Type R has an adaptive damper system and a dual-axis strut front suspension which has been designed to virtually eliminate torque steer. The car also has three different driving modes including comfort, sport, and +R settings.

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The Honda Civic Hatchback Has Changed A Bit In The Last 44 Years 2
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in honda, Honda Civic, Honda Civic Si, Honda Civic Type-R on 11 2nd, 2017


What do the BMW 3 Series, Porsche 911, and Nissan GT-R all share in common? Well, they're all handle like a dream, and they've all undergone significant testing at the Nürburgring. But that's not what we're referring to.
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Honda Civic Type R Crate Engine Announced, Costs $6,520 30
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in honda, Honda Civic, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Ridgeline, SEMA show on 10 30th, 2017


The Honda Civic Type R is an impressive beast and the company has just announced its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine will be available as a crate motor.
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Matt Farah Puts The Honda Civic Type R Through Its Paces 24
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in honda, Honda Civic, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Videos, video on 10 24th, 2017


The latest Honda Civic Type R bucks the recent trend of hot hatches moving from front-wheel drive to all-wheel drive, yet, by some Japanese wizardry, can be just as fast and enjoyable to drive as the Ford Focus RS, as Matt Farah explains below.
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Formula 3 Comes To America With F1-Style Halo, Civic Type R Power 23
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in honda, Honda Civic Type-R, Ligier, Motorsport, racing on 10 23rd, 2017


Open-wheel racing in America has traditionally come down to Indy and its various feeder series, but there's a growing base for formula racing on this side of the Atlantic. And it's about to get a new series.
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Matte Black Civic Type R Shows How Vinyl’s Done Right 15
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in honda, Honda Civic, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Videos, video on 10 15th, 2017


The beauty of wrapping a car in vinyl is in its simplicity. It's basically just a giant sticker, right? Only as with most things, there's an easy way to do it, and the right way to do it. And the guys at Premium Auto Styling do things the right way.
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Entry-Level Honda Civic Type R To Launch Next Year 12
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in honda, Honda Civic, Honda Civic Type-R, Hot Hatch, Reports on 10 12th, 2017


It appears increasingly likely that Honda will start selling an entry-level Civic Type R model in the U.S. for the 2018 model year.
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New Honda Civic Type R Continues To Stun Enthusiasts 8
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in honda, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Videos, reviews, video on 10 8th, 2017


Petrol heads from all over the world continue to be impressed by the latest Honda Civic Type R, and it's not hard to see why.
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What About These New Wheels For The Honda Civic Type R? 26
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in honda, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Videos, video, Vossen, Wheels on 09 26th, 2017


Honda's latest Civic Type R is not only one of the most competitive hot hatches in its segment, but also one of the most aggressively-styled ones.
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Civic Type R And Fireblade Inspire Honda Robot Lawnmowers 16
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in featured, honda, Honda Civic, Honda Civic Type-R, Offbeat News on 09 16th, 2017


Do you want to express your love for the finest JDM hot hatch on the market? Do you want to make your neighbors envious with the coolest lawnmower on the block? Honda has the answer.
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