HALF PRICE OFFER Subscribe to Lancashire Life today CLICK HERE

Honda launches the most extreme Civic Type R yet

10:59 15 July 2015

2015 Honda Civic Type R

2015 Honda Civic Type R

Archant

Honda releases a ‘race car for the road’.

2015 Honda Civic Type R2015 Honda Civic Type R

After a five year wait, 2015 sees the arrival of the world’s most keenly anticipated hot hatch, the Honda Civic Type R. Billed as a ‘race car for the road’ with an impressive top speed of 167 mph, the all-new Honda Civic Type R is powered by the most extreme and high-performing Type R engine ever built, and will set new standards in the high-performance front-wheel drive hatchback segment.

The Civic Type R showcases a world-first of Honda’s new VTEC TURBO engine, a sensuous sporting sound, aggressive function-led styling, and pioneering new chassis technologies combine to deliver one of the most immersive and rewarding driving experiences available in any sector. Civic Type R is equally at home delivering this experience on the road as it is on the track, at the push of a button.

Part of the wave of next-generation and all-new vehicles from Honda in 2015, the new Civic Type R demonstrates the brand’s pioneering approach to technological innovation which makes life better for its customers. Available only as a five-door, with two trim grades, it is set to catapult Honda back to the top of the two-wheel drive performance hatchback league when it goes on sale across Europe from July 2015.

2015 Honda Civic Type R2015 Honda Civic Type R

At the heart is an all-new, direct-injected turbocharged 2.0 litre VTEC TURBO petrol engine, which delivers power, torque and performance figures unmatched in the front-wheel drive hot hatch segment. Peak power output is 310 PS* at 6,500 rpm, peak torque is 400 Nm* at 2,500 rpm and 0 – 62 mph 5.7 seconds - both higher than for any previous Honda Type R model.

Red-lining at 7,000 rpm, the engine – part of Honda’s next-generation Earth Dreams Technology series – the Civic Type R features an advanced new turbocharging system which incorporates Honda’s legendary Variable Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) technology to boost low-end torque while delivering sustained acceleration.

Leon Brannan, Head of Cars for Honda (UK) comments: “Honda’s engineers sought to develop a Type R that would more than live up to this high expectation of the red badge. The new Civic Type R has been engineered to deliver a dynamic, class-leading performance whether on fast roads, winding roads or the circuit. At the same time it delivers the ease of use and practical packaging expected of a Civic.”

As part of a rigorous and detailed development and testing programme, a pre-production development Civic Type R achieved a 7 minutes 50.63 seconds lap time of the legendary 20.8 km/12.9 mile Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany.

Whether setting lap times around race circuits, engaging the driver on a favourite country road or providing day-to-day comfort, an exceptional engine requires an exceptional transmission. A slick-shifting, six-speed manual transmission was chosen to safeguard an intimate, rewarding connection with the driver while making the most of the engine’s high output, strong torque and high revs.

www.honda.co.uk

Shop with us at Great British Life

More from Motoring

Wed, 12:30
Honda HR-V is spacious and versatile

Honda has revived the HR-V badge for its new crossover. Good to drive and easy to live with, it should find favour with families, says motoring editor Andy Russell

Read more
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The Norfolk scheme has been taken on by police forces around the country

Norfolk Police have led the way with a training scheme to cut motorcycle casualties, as motoring editor and biker Andy Russell explains

Read more
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The Porsche 718 Boxster

A special evening to revive a famous number from Porsche’s history was held at the Porsche Centre Chester.

Read more
Friday, June 10, 2016
Bentley Flying Spur

This month’s Great Drive in a Bentley Flying Spur whisks you between one of the county’s historic market towns and the culinary delights of an inn with an enchanting history says Mark Whitchurch

Read more
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Take a trip on the East Somerset Railway

Mark G Whitchurch has a great family day out on this month’s Great Drive

Read more
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Lexus RC Coupe - aimed at attracting a younger audience to the luxury marque

The new Lexus RC Coupe oozes style from every angle but doesn’t have the same wow factor for performance, writes motoring editor Andy Russell

Read more
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Two Wheel Tuesdays have become popular at the Ox & Plough in Old Buckenham

They are the perfect excuse for an evening’s ride out - discover Norfolk’s great motorcycle meets

Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The all-new Tucson has a winning formula

Hyundai has revived the Tucson badge for its newest SUV. Old name but all-new product, 
says motoring editor Andy Russell

Read more
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Rybrook Land Rover

Exciting investment is planned by a prestige motor group in Yorkshire, as Martin Pilkington reports

Read more
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The XC90 T8 has been designed from the ground-up to accomodate the twin engine without compromising space

The Volvo XC90 has reached new levels of performance and eco-efficiency with a high-power, plug-in petrol hybrid, says motoring editor Andy Russell

Read more

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:


Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Lancashire's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Property Search