Honda showed two tuned modifications of the new Civic Type R

Honda showed two tuned modifications of the new Civic Type R

May 24, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The debut of new products was organized at the SMMT Test Day festival, which was hosted by the British Milbrook test range.

The British division of Honda showed immediately two prototypes of the “charged” hatchback Civic Type R – this is a road and rally version of a popular Japanese model. Both modifications exist in a single copy, and the “serial” future does not exactly shine for them. The rally OveRland from the specialists of Ralph Hosier Engineering and the 406-strong team from Team Dynamics Motorsport prepared for the festival SMMT Test Day.

It is known that the creation of the first model tuners inspired SUVs for rally-raids, as well as spectacular and powerful sports cars with the prefix “Safari”. From the standard hatchback such a Civic Type R is distinguished by its “grown up” ground clearance (the ground clearance has increased to 229 mm), overall wheel arches, extended gauge and so on. But the developers of the novelty have saved the front suspension Dual-Axis.

The second prototype Civic Type R received a modified two-liter turbo engine, which can be found under the hood of a standard Hatch. Of course, the output of the power unit was increased from 320 to 406 hp Installing a more powerful engine led to a number of fundamental changes – a new control unit, exhaust, intake system, etc. In addition, such a “hot” hatchback gets 19-inch lightweight wheels, stainless steel brake hoses, etc.