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Honda Civic Type R Boasts Insane Performance

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The Civic Type R is going to be the most hardcore Type R model Honda has ever produced.

Using a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, power is rated at 305 hp and 295 lb-ft. of torque. Paired to a six-speed manual transmission, the Type R sends its power to the front wheels and is said to sprint from 0 to 62 MPH in 5.7 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 167 mph.

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To keep the hot hatch stable at those speeds, the under-body of the car is almost completely flat. A wide front splitter, deep side skirts and large rear wing should keep the Civic glued to the road in high-speed corners.

A new adaptive damper system has been developed specifically for the Type R as well as a dual axis strut front suspension system that Honda claims reduces torque steer by 50 per cent compared to regular Civics. Rear roll rigidity is also greatly improved, now less prone to roll by 180 percent. Rounding out the performance upgrades are Brembo brakes all around and sticky 235/35R19 tires at all four corners.

The Civic Type R is the first Honda to use the ‘+R’ button that increases engine response, reduces power steering assistance and ups the adaptive dampers stiffness by 30%.

And of course, being a Type R, traditional touches like the Championship White exterior color option and a machined aluminum alloy shift knob are included.

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