Honda announced that the 2015 Civic Type-R is now available for order and those who are living in the UK can place a 3,000 GBP deposit at their local dealer in order to be sure that they will be among the first people to get behind the steering wheel of the new hot hatch.
According to the Japanese manufacturer, the new Honda Civic Type-R will arrive at dealerships during 2015 and it is facing unprecedented demand.
There are no official details yet, but we do know that the 2015 Civic Type-R will receive a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Vtec Turbo engine that will deliver at least 280 hp. Also, the 2015 Civic Type-R will debut the new ‘+R’ button, which will be located to the side of the steering wheel and will offer the most exhilarating driving experience.
The ‘+R’ mode will improve engine responsiveness, the torque-mapping will be changed, while the steering wheel will become more responsive. As you may know already, Honda already opened the pre order bank for the brand new NSX but due to the fact that over 100 customers ordered one it had to stop.
Leon Brannan, Head of Car, Honda UK commented "We are delighted that so many customers have placed orders for the highly desirable NSX. We very much look forward to delivering the NSX to these customers."
The new Honda Civic Type R comes with a number of styling tweaks – almost all serving a functional purpose -- that lend the car with an assertive yet purposeful stance. For instance, the apertures of the front bumper grille were sized and shaped as to minimize aerodynamic losses.
Furthermore, the aerodynamically efficient design of the new Civic Type R reveals a car that was developed to perform at speed. By prioritizing aerodynamics, the new Civic Type R boasts of a zero lift coefficient as well as a minimum coefficient of drag.
Honda equipped the new Civic Type R with a distinct aerodynamic package with certain downforce-generating features to create overall negative lift, or the airflow that pushes the car onto the road. By focusing airflow both around but and through the Civic Type R, negative lift is created at both axles combined, as complemented by a minimum drag. Noticeable in particular at the front of the Civic Type R, this negative lift makes the car more stable at high speed, even allowing a best-in-class top speed of 270 km/h.
To achieve this, the next generation of the Civic Type R was made to undergo extensive aerodynamic analysis, testing as well as development. In fact, the development team employed computer-based CFD modeling as well as wind tunnel testing at the carmaker’s dedicated motorsports facility in Sakura, Japan.
To validate the development work, prototypes were tested extensively both on the road and on track, including at Honda’s Takasu test facility, at the Suzuka Formula One circuit and at the Nurburgring Nordschleife