What Are the Specs of the Honda Civic Type R?


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The Honda Civic Type R is a high performance hatchback car. As of January 2016, Honda has no plans to release the vehicle in the United States. It's available in European and Asian markets.

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The Type R features a 2.0-liter i-VTEC Turbo Engine that produces up to 306 brake horsepower at 7,000 rpm, enabling the vehicle to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 5.7 seconds. With the torque peaking at 295 pounds-feet, the vehicle has a top speed of 168 mph and a four wheel adaptive damper system. Honda claims the car completed a full lap around the Nurburgring in seven minutes 50 seconds. By pressing the +R button on the dashboard, drivers can have the Type R adjust engine torque-mapping, steering and the suspension dampers to their full potential.

The car has radars on either side that notify the driver when cars enter blind spots. It also features what Honda calls the City-Brake Active System. The system scans ahead with a laser radar system to detect potential collisions. The car then applies brakes when it detects risks. With the lane departure warning technology, the car can also detect markings on the road and warn the driver when he strays from his lane.

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