The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is expected to become a common feature on Australian roads soon. The car maker has already responded to what is one of the most highly anticipated vehicles of this year by simply opening up its order books to potential buyers long before the vehicles goes on sale locally in October.
The vehicle’s 2.0-litre turbocharged powertrain was rated at generating 235kW of power as well as 400Nm of torque. The powerplant’s mated to a six-speed manual gearbox that surpasses other benchmark counterparts, including the Volkswagen Golf R. Customers hope that that unlike some of its European counterparts the 2017 Honda Civic Type R‘s performance isn’t detuned specially for Australia.
The given power figures helped the brand new car to set the record in April this year for the fastest front-wheel drive vehicle around the Nurburgring, boasting a time of 7m43.80s. It definitely supplanted the previous model’s outcome, surpassing it by 6.83 seconds.
When talking about the Type R’s blistering lap time, Ryuichi Kijima, Honda chassis engineer told that the fresh Type R’s speed is helped by enhanced stability, which gives customers more confidence in high-speed corners.