On the Track in America’s Fastest Honda
Honda has long been known for its reliable and efficient vehicles, but the company has also been pushing the boundaries of performance. The Honda Civic Type R is the fastest Honda ever sold in the United States, and it’s a car that’s designed to be driven hard on the track. We recently had the chance to take the Type R out for a spin on the track, and here’s what we found.
Engine and Performance
The Honda Civic Type R is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough power to propel the Type R from 0-60 mph in just 5.7 seconds, and it can reach a top speed of 169 mph. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and the car is equipped with a limited-slip differential to help put the power down.
Handling and Braking
The Type R is equipped with an adaptive suspension system that can be adjusted to suit the driver’s preferences. The car also features a set of sticky Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires that provide plenty of grip on the track. The brakes are also up to the task, with four-piston calipers up front and two-piston calipers in the rear.
Interior and Exterior
The exterior of the Type R is designed to be aggressive and sporty, with a large rear wing and a front splitter that help to reduce lift. The interior is also designed with performance in mind, with supportive bucket seats and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. The car also features a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
On the Track
We took the Type R out to a local track to see how it would perform. The car was surprisingly easy to drive, with the engine providing plenty of power and the suspension providing a comfortable ride. The brakes were also up to the task, with plenty of stopping power and good pedal feel.
The Type R was also surprisingly agile on the track, with the limited-slip differential helping to put the power down and the Michelin tires providing plenty of grip. The car was also surprisingly stable at high speeds, with the aerodynamic package helping to keep the car planted.
The Honda Civic Type R is an impressive performance car that is capable of taking on the track. The car is powered by a powerful engine, and it features an adaptive suspension system and sticky tires that help to keep it planted on the track. The brakes are also up to the task, and the car is surprisingly agile and stable at high speeds. If you’re looking for a performance car that can handle the track, the Honda Civic Type R is definitely worth considering.