2005 Honda Civic Type-R review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 1 March 2006 , 06:03:48 byEmil

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Honda Civic Type-R

The 2005 Honda Civic Type-R boasts an exhilarating driving experience combined with innovative engineering and exceptional dynamic ability. It is a proud follower of the Integra and Accord Type-R, with its striking looks paired to an outstanding output delivered by the 2.0-liter engine, which integrates Honda's advanced DOHC i-VTEC technology. Thus, the driving excitement is ensured by the 200 HP at 7,400 rpm, while the peak torque reaches 144 lb-ft at 5,900 rpm. The 0-100 km/h sprint has decreased to 6.8 seconds, while the combined cycle fuel consumption is 31.7 mpg. The renowned VTEC system is combined with the Variable Timing Control, by the intelligent design, and thus, the two systems deliver combustion efficiency together with improved cylinder charging, reduced intake resistance and improved exhaust gas recirculation. By maximising engine potential over its complete range of operation, the i-VTEC technology ensures great flexibility. In fact, the VTEC system works on the principle of optimising the amount of air-fuel charge entering as well as the amount of exhaust gas leaving in order to obtain good top-end output together with low and mid-range flexibility. Precise and quick gear changes are possible thanks to the high efficiency changing mechanism and high performance synchronisers. Furthermore, superior packaging and an exhilarating shifting feel are offered by the transmission, which appears to be shorter in length than many five-speed transmissions. The 15m lower ride height gives stability and handling, while the stopping ability is provided by larger front disc brakes. A computer-generated ,,virtual wind tunnel,, predicts wind flow around the car, ensuring a high degree of aerodynamic efficiency. The interior reflects the same idea of aggressive style with seats that were race-inspired and white instrument faces and an aluminum-effect gear knob.