Friday, March 6, 2015

Welcome Crazy: 2015 Honda Civic Type-R Bows In at Geneva (w/ Video)


Honda just turned bat shit crazy and pulled the curtains off their most insane car yet: the 2015 Civic Type-R. After a long five-year wait, Honda’s hot hatch has returned (at least in Europe) packing a 310-horsepower engine driving the front wheels. The front wheels. Oh, the insanity.

Pegged to become the benchmark of all front-wheel drive high-performance hatchbacks to come, the all-new Civic Type-R comes with Honda’s first application of its new 2.0-liter turbo VTEC engine. This direct-injection unit pushes 310 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 400 Nm of torque at 2,520 rpm—figures which are significantly higher than any previous Honda Type-R model. It also puts it ahead of the likes of the Volkswagen Golf GTI and the Subaru WRX.



Redlining at 7,000 rpm, the engine is part of Honda’s next-generation Earth Dreams Technology series. Don’t let that sissy name fool you though: it does 0-100 km/h in just 5.7 seconds. This makes the Civic Type-R the fastest accelerating front-wheel drive hatchback ever. It also does a top speed of 270 km/h. This engine is mated solely to a 6-speed manual.

In order to keep all that power on the road (and to save your wrist from monstrous torque steer), Honda has done their suspension homework. A new four-point Adaptive Damper System enables independent control of each wheel to deliver road-holding performance, limit wheel-load transfer during sharp acceleration and braking, and maintain a stable and flat ride. A new Dual Axis Strut Front Suspension reduces torque steer by up to 50 percent. At the back though, the Civic Type-R continues to run on an H-shaped torsion beam axle suspension but with higher rigidity.


The Civic Type-R also comes with a new ‘+R’ mode that increases the response of various chassis and drivetrain systems. It alters things such as torque mapping, steering assistance, and the damping force of the suspension.

The styling is more function over form and has been honed to give the Civic Type-R a aerodynamically-efficient and purposeful design. Careful analysis has been done on both road and track and includes nifty detailing such as a completely flat underside and a rear diffuser to optimize downforce. Prominent ducting and vents provide ample cooling to the turbocharged engine while lightweight 19-inch alloy wheels with 235/35R19 tires specifically developed for the Type-R gives grip. The Civic Type-R is also equipped with Brembo disc brakes with a four-pot caliper upfront.



This car maybe a track racer’s dream, but it also comes equipped with comprehensive suite of sensor-based safety features including Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, High-Beam Support, Blind Spot Information, and Cross Traffic Monitor.

If there are any doubts to the Civic Type-R and its abilities, watch the video below as it smashes the Nurburging record for a front-wheel drive production car.

22 comments:

  1. San na ang mga honda haters? Wala kayong masabi no? Hahahaha!

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    1. Oh honda fanboy, malakas na kotse mo, pero ang tanong meron ka bang skillz? Lol!

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    2. Yeah, I have the "skillz". If you want, pabilisan tayo ng lap time sa track, that is, kung meron kang sasakyan na pambato.

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    3. Lol gamit mo favorite mong sasakyan? Ang tanong naman, kaya ba ng "skillz" mo yang bagong Type-R? Lol.

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    4. Lol, front front wheel drive is not meant for tracks!!!

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  2. finally. The killer type R civic. sayang, this car wont even reach our shores. But I think the recently launched Ford Focus RS will smoke this one (handling at least, as the RS has an auto drift feature and AWD)

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  3. This'll be at least a 3 million peso car

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  4. Kahot anong gawin niyo ditong mga Honda Ricer fanbois, wrong wheel drive pa rin ito, hahaha. You can't violate the laws of physics, this ricer car would still have torque steer, wheel hop, and massive understeer. Add in the non-independent torsion beam rear suspension, and this is nothing more than a factory-modded econobox. Why anyone would wait for this when the WRX, Gen Coupe V6, and Lancer Ralliart are all already available below 2M is beyond me. Being a Honda fanboi should just be a stage for immature teeners that have yet to realize the greater world of cars.

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  5. Can we all just like the cars and not insult each other just because of preference?

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  6. Magkano kaya yang ganyan at ma deliver ba yan dito sa pilipinas Davao Area?

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  7. Agree ako kay Anonymous.

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  8. tanga, anonymous lahat yan ulol

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  9. Lakas nyo mag talo wala naman kayong mga pambili.

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  10. Will this be available on our local honda dealership?

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  11. Wag na iyak guys :) masyadong haters eh. Keep calm and love all cars :D

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    1. even if it's a Chery? Like Jeremy Clarkson says, not all cars are created equal.

      ~GCM

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  12. Skillz daw pwe! Baka mag torque steer lang yan kabahan na yang skillz mo!

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    1. Don't bother to wait, you can buy an 86/BRZ/GenCoupe/WRX/MX-5 right now for the price of this overpriced, overhyped, wrong-wheel drive, non-independent rear suspension, econobox.

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  14. Magkano po ito....
    At magkano po ang pinakamababa na presyo ng kotseng civic?

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  15. may nakapag sabi na "teeners that have yet to realize the greater world of cars"... well Im agree to that.. if you want real cars, (for big boys) then you should try OFF-ROAD 4x4 CARS... and lets see what skills on driving you have.. try nyo dalhin yung kotse nyo sa mudy road, flooded area at sa mga highly inclined road... ang yayabang magsalita ng iba eh..

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