2002 Honda Civic Type R Road Test Review Sport Compact Car Magazine

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Honda Civic Type R

Yes, you want it. No, you can’t buy it.

Fog as gravy has the outskirts of Milan like London. Despite the navigation system, which has a like Sophia Loren, lost.

We’re looking for Engineering, where we’ll up a new Civic Type R, a car America for, but Honda refuses to Located in a bleak industrial of town, J.A.S. builds Honda racecars, like the Accord.

The Type R it will us is stock.

Finally, we arrive, and in contradiction to Italian convention, the car is to go and the J.A.S. crew is hard at on the upcoming Civic Type R Car.

Unbelievably, the serial plate riveted to the Type center console reads Holy Honda geek I wonder how much I could get for on eBay.

Before we roll, taken by the aesthetic execution of the RWD cars aside, the Civic R is the only attractive car sold by this year. The strangely Civic Si body style the hippo-on-roller skates mini-minivan does well slammed on great-looking wheels with body add-ons.

The chin spoiler, side valences, rear under and an angular decklid spoiler add the right amount of attitude.

New Si owners will be happy to the Type R’s trick sub-reflector headlights should onto their ride.

In the toothless old men and scooter-wielding adolescents ogle the Civic Type R. is counting on this car to re-launch its with young buyers, at in Italy. Judging from the success won’t be difficult.

the Civic Si’s interior little to inspire, the Type office provokes spirited Well-bolstered seats embossed the Type R logo hold my skinny frame in place, and use of Alcantara, accented with red is used on all seating surfaces. The is also eerily void of

It’s as if Honda hopes to businessmen as well as enthusiasts the fold. At idle, I have to the tachometer to avoid grinding the

The Type R’s white-faced are easily read and well out. The tach needle is acting, reporting the oft-experienced in first and second gear. characteristically un-Honda is the CD-equipped which is actually quite thanks to Alpine.

Despite the materials, good stereo and windows and locks, a close eye was on weight. Yep, air conditioning is an

One hundred forty six mph. not reported on a bulletin board. Not but bragged about by sober Honda.

If this top speed hint at this aerodynamic-as-a-shoebox power, maybe the first wheelspin—before VTEC—does. With the as tuned for the RSX Type-S and Civic R, Honda finally stepped up and a powerband worthy of VTEC; juicy torque where of your time is spent and horsepower on top.

Despite only minor in weight from the Type-S, identical mechanical motivation, the Type R feels much than the Integra replacement. purports a 0-60 mph time of 6.4 which is entirely believable on the gas we were able to buy at local

Still, the raw sporting attitude, made the Integra Type R a is noticeably absent in this This isn’t to say the new Civic R doesn’t perform as well or than the Integra Type R, it goes about blowing off in a quiet, refined Supra sort of way.

Although the Dunlop tires weren’t with the near-freezing Tuscan or near-polished road surfaces, still provide the grip you from anything with the R badge.

Although well tossable doesn’t describe the new Type R. With the reactive double-wishbone rear suspension toe under load, nothing of serious manhandling will serious tail wagging. the car hard into a roundabout and off the throttle, however, and the rear rotate just enough to the car. In addition to the firmer and dampers all around, the Type R is 15mm.

Preferable to the old Integra Type R is a amount of body roll, also makes for more and immediate transitions.

Honda Civic Type R

Much was invested to ensure the already new chassis was optimized. Increasing rigidity 17 percent up front is a brace that runs the firewall side of the engine Vertical rigidity in the rear is 23 percent by an additional support between the wheel arches.

Big and 205/45R-17 tires mated a helical limited slip the Type R simply tear out of letting even a conservative style be quite fast. A six speed, LSD and lots of power this car a kosher companion for roads. Imagine the Nissan Spec V with more better gearing and a better suspension.

Despite the low-profile tires, the is quite tolerable, and even struts in front, there’s travel to absorb mid-corner

A problem endemic to every of Civic is the steering. Civics, the new Type R, have always plagued with extremely steering ratios, a serious spot on center and a Peterbilt-like radius. Once jamming the corners, however, the electrically power steering is extremely

However, we still think the old rack offers better feel.

No amount of pounding incur fade in the Type excellent brakes.

Larger rotors offer more torque and a far sportier feel those on the Civic Si. Typically pad choice is quite aggressive. the pads are good when they squeak a bit.

they hold some however, they offer biting performance.

Depending on European county of purchase, the Type R will set you back $20,000 and $22,000 U.S. If is smart enough to bring it and we’ve heard rumors 2003, it’ll be interesting to see how it the pricing. Although the car’s competition doesn’t produce the kind of horsepower and performance cars like the SVT Focus and Spec V cost thousands

And yes, it kicks the RSX Type-S’ ass in way, so it might make difficult for Acura.


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