Honda Civic Type R review (2013 prototype) MSN Cars UK

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Honda Civic Type R (2013 prototype)

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Honda Type R prototype: summary

still not set to go on sale until but we’ve been granted an drive of the new Honda Civic R turbo – could this be a hot worth waiting for? and a sub eight-minute Nurburgring lap time says it might…

What: Civic Type R prototype

Civic Type R prototype: impressions

If looks could the new Honda Civic Type R be a stone-cold psychopath.

The turbo like a train going a cliff

Admittedly, we’re it in prototype form some 18 ahead of the likely on sale but finished in matt black and with additional bodywork bulging wheel arches to berserk rear spoiler, we think of a single current hot that appears more Honda is taking this seriously.

Which is no surprise, really, the Japanese brand wasn’t to do a Type R at all this time In fact, Honda had perhaps the pronounced response to the global of any car company; it essentially appeared to down the hatches and cancel ‘interesting’.

So when none than Honda’s CEO, Ito, resurrected the Type R in a 2012 announcement, we knew it be something special. Especially in the very same statement, also pronounced the new Type R break the front-wheel-drive Nurburgring lap

Given that record stands at a ludicrous eight minutes seven courtesy of the quite brilliant Megane 265, this the new super Civic would be with a stupendous level of Now that firepower has been and we’ve been given an chance to unleash it.


Civic Type R prototype:

Not a particularly extensive chance, – just two laps of the high-speed at Honda’s Tochigi research and centre in Japan. But enough to a little more about the new R, and especially its brand spanking-new turbocharged engine, which is rated at a rippling 280hp.

The steering is nicely weighted for an assisted system

It’s a long while since been a turbo-petrol Honda, the 2.0-litre will be joined by new and 1.5-litre turbos when it Honda is far more famous for naturally aspirated petrol – great fun on the right road, but and often criticised for lacking low torque.

Honda Civic Type R

The redline is still 7,000rpm here, but even Honda has yet to provide an official figure there’s little of fresh complaint in this The turbo pulls like a going over a cliff, and you pay attention to the upshift lights yellow, red – you’ll soon yourself tangling with the

Fortunately, a pleasingly short-throw manual gearbox makes work of selecting the next – typically Honda, typically – and the engine launches itself at the all over again. At least we run into the test car’s speed restrictor somewhere in the of 125mph. Rest assured, won’t be present come

Honda isn’t saying about 0-62mph at this but even with only drive for traction, we’d six seconds or under.


Civic Type R prototype: and handling

The new Civic Type R’s and handling is even more to judge than the performance, a grand total of about 10 steering inputs during our drive. But it is clear the car is rock-steady at with little body and steering that’s nicely for an electrically assisted system.

Our Type R development car was kitted out a very sexy set of sports

Big 19-inch alloy wheels and tyres don’t necessarily well for the ride quality, and expect the steering to twitch a with the torque during hard acceleration.

Honda Type R prototype: economy and

Guess what – there are no and emissions figures just But the new engine is Euro 6 compliant; the Type R was discontinued because it even meet Euro 5.

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