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Details On The 2015 Honda Civic Type-R

Details On The 2015 Honda Civic Type-R

According to Auto Express the Honda Civic Type-R will be powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine producing as much as 220kW, according to a quote from Yasuhisa Arai, Managing Officer at Honda’s R&D Centre.  The power increase would be roughly 72kW more than that produced by the current Honda Civic Type-R.

This is contrary to previous reports which indicated that the Honda Civic Type-R would be powered by Honda’s 1.6 litre motorsport engine. This marks the first time in history that Honda has used forced induction on a Type-R.

The use of a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine has been mainly influenced by Honda’s desire to ensure that the Honda Civic Type-R would be more powerful than the Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy. Honda has used the Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy as its benchmark and has pledged that the 2015 Civic Type-R will beat the 265’s Nürburgring lap record for a front-wheel-drive (fwd).

Arai hopes that the Honda Civic Type-R will still retain or offer the rush the naturally aspirated 2.0 litre VTEC Type-R engine produced.

Other than the engine change mentioned thus far, Honda will also be looking at introducing a number of other enhancements, such as; new suspension setup that should help minimise torque steer, the use of a mechanical limited-slip differential and perhaps rear wheel steering.

Source: Auto Express

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