The All-new 2020 Honda Civic Type R
The 2020 Honda Civic Type R is coming out to the public later this winter but it has already made an appearance at the Tokyo Auto Salon and at the Chicago Auto Show. Honda’s new race car brings many improvements, such as handling and braking, better engine cooling, and the standard Honda Sensing safety package.
Let’s start by talking about what most people want to read: the engine. The 2020 Civic Type R has a 2.0-liter direct-injected and turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with VTEC™ valve train putting out a peak 306 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. Like the previous years, the drivers can still choose between different driving modes: Comfort, Sport, and +R. The main difference is that now when you select a drive mode, the Active Sound Control system modifies the interior sound, depending on what drive mode was selected.
New two-piece brake rotors and brake pads are designed to reduce fade and improve high-speed braking efficiency, while its modified suspension with optimized dampers improves comfort during regular driving. The grille has been redesigned to allow the engine to cool better under such high demand. Inside the car, the most noticeable differences are the new front suspension, the Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and the new restyled shifter with shorter shift throws.
The Type R’s selectable drive modes and design make it both a great ride on a racetrack or in the town. If you would like to get exclusive information and release dates, click here.