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Honda Civic Type R Facts

Honda Civic Type R – 10 Need-to-Know Facts

Fast facts about the Civic Type R – the proven fastest hot hatch around

These are the facts and figures you need to know about the most exciting new hot hatch – the new Honda Civic Type R. Re-engineered, redesigned and with everything set to maximum, the Type R sets new standards that will take your breath away. These are the reasons you’ll love the 2017 Type R – and also why the motoring press love it so much. To take things further and really get to know this award-winning, recording-breaking hatchback, book your Honda Civic Type R test drive at Brayleys today.

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Honda Civic Type R Facts

1. The Best in 25 Years

The 2017 Civic Type R’s engine is the most extreme and sophisticated that Honda has made for the Civic Type R in the model’s 25-year history. But it’s not all about power – the new engine is also better at cruising, making it perfect for the everyday as well as the track day.

2. The most powerful

With the most extreme engine ever, the new Civic Type R is the most powerful there’s been. The result is a peak power output of 320PS, produced at a screaming 6,500rpm. That’s enough to punch it from rest to 62mph in 5.8 seconds.

Honda Civic Type R Facts

3. It’s a torque monster

Thanks to VTEC Turbo technology, the Type R’s engine produces 400 Nm of torque from as low as 2,500rpm, and it continues to deliver that up to 4,500rpm. This illustrates the usability of the engine, compromising nothing in driveability despite the exhilarating top-end power rush.

Honda Civic Type R Facts

4. The fastest

Capable of 169mph, the newest Type R is the fastest car in its class in a straight line, slicing through the air with maximum efficiency.

5. It sticks to the road

The Type R is the only car in its class that produces actual downforce, which pushes the car into the road. That’s down to the cutting-edge aerodynamic bodywork – which just happens to turn heads.

Honda Civic Type R Facts

6. It’s King of the Ring

Capable of a lap time of 7:43:80, the Civic is the fastest front-wheel-drive car ever to lap the infamous Nürburgring in Germany. So not only is it the fastest car in its class in a straight line, it’s the fastest around corners, too.

7. Stiffer by 38%

One of the reasons the Type R is so good around corners is that its torsional stiffness is 38% higher than the previous Type R – itself no slouch around a race circuit.

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8. It’s adaptable

There are three driving modes that you can select in the 2017 Type R: Sport, Comfort and +R. These alter the character of the car so that it delivers the perfect drive at all times, for everyday compliance, enhanced agility or maximum performance.

Honda Civic Type R Facts

9. Music to the ears

When you really get going in the Type R, you know about it. That’s because the sound output increases by 2dB through the triple exhaust system when you build speed. 2dB is more than it sounds, ensuring the Civic is quiet enough when you need it to be and loud enough when you want it to be.

10. It’s a five-star car

Having been awarded five-star ratings by motoring experts like Car, Auto Express, What Car? and Car and Driver, you must want to know what the Type R is like to drive for yourself? Come to your local Brayley Honda centre and find out.

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