2007 Honda Civic Type R Europe 2007 review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 14 September 2006 , 02:09:49 byEmil

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Honda Civic Type R Europe 2007

Boasting to be more refined and easier to use every day, the 2007 Honda Civic Type R Europe is scheduled to go on sale in March 2007, a wait which was well worth. It provides the enthusiast customers with improved comfort levels, enhanced responsiveness, predictability, as well as exhilarating driving. Its power is delivered by the naturally-aspirated, high-reviving 2.0-litre DOHC i-VTEC engine, whose structure is underpinned by the VTEC variable valve timing and VTC variable inlet camshaft technology. The high rpm VTEC range becomes more accessible and broader due to the torque which takes place at a lower 5,200 rpm, then continuing all the way to 8,000 rpm. The maximum power is of 201 PS, reached at 8,000 rpm, ensuring an improved aerodynamics, while the small increase in kerb weight is compensated by the slightly lower gearing. Providing an ideal platform for the Type R, the chassis of the Civic five-door forms the basis for all three-door models. An added grip is given by the broad 225/40 ZR18 tyres and body roll is further reduced by the 15mm reduction in ride height. The car is easier to use in all conditions and all surfaces thanks to the damper settings which produce enhanced ride comfort. The Type R logos can be seen throughout with front brake callipers wearing the insignia, and stainless steel inserts on the door sills also carrying the badge. The plaque engraved with the car`s unique serial number is placed just ahead of the gear lever and thus, it makes each Type R even more exclusive. The eye-catching car model will be available with cruise control, fog lights,automatic lights and wipers and curtain SRS bags.