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Old 07-11-2020, 05:57 AM   #1
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Wild Rumor Alleges Next Honda Civic Type R Will Have AWD And 400 HP


If Hondaís play was to confuse people about the next-generation Civic Type R, then hats off. Over the last year, rumors have swung from suggesting Honda would make it all-electric, to Honda adding no electrification at all to the hot hatch Ė and all points in between, which appears to be where we are now. The latest rumor circulating the web says itíll be a hybrid, again.

The rumor comes from BestCarWeb.jp (translated), and it reports that the next-gen Type R will be nearly a 400 horsepower (298 kilowatt) hybrid with all-wheel drive. According to the publication, Honda will pair the Type Rís turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors. Itís similar to the NSXís powertrain setup, though itíll be reversed in the Civic Ė the gas engine will power the front wheels while the two electric motors will power the rears.

The latest speculation contradicts rumors from last month that suggested that the Japanese automaker would keep the next-gen Type R purely gas-powered. Then again, pinpointing what Honda plans to do with its hot hatch hasnít been easy. In an interview last month, Honda Europeís Senior VP said ďno decisions have been made on that yet,Ē failing to provide any concrete answer as to what Honda is planning.

The current-generation Type R powers the front wheels with its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine making 306 horsepower (228 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque, which is plenty for the 3,100-pound (1,406-kilogram) hatch. An additional 100 hp (74 kW) would make the Type R a completely different beast behind the wheel. Itís only available with a six-speed manual gearbox.



We wonít know what Honda is doing with the Type R until Honda releases some official information. Until then, though, rumors will continue to circulate as the internet speculates about what Hondaís follow-up to the new Type R could be when it arrives. And we bet thatís how Honda likes it. The next-gen Civic Type R is expected to arrive for the 2022 model year, so donít expect anything substantial from Honda anytime soon.

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Old 07-13-2020, 01:44 PM   #2
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Everyone who sells theirs complains about the FWD characteristics
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Old 07-13-2020, 03:08 PM   #3
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No one yet? Okay, I'll start.

"It's not even a Civic anymore!"

AWD'ing all the things is cool and all but I wonder how much weight it'll gain in the process.
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Old 07-13-2020, 03:54 PM   #4
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Finally Honda figured out that FWD sucks in real world spirited driving. Good.. but too late for me.

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Old 07-13-2020, 03:55 PM   #5
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No one yet? Okay, I'll start.

"It's not even a Civic anymore!"

AWD'ing all the things is cool and all but I wonder how much weight it'll gain in the process.


Agreed, especially with a hybrid setup.
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Can we get a hot high revving na three door Fit?
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Can we get a hot high revving na three door Fit?
said no one ever
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Old 07-13-2020, 04:49 PM   #8
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No one yet? Okay, I'll start.

"It's not even a Civic anymore!"

AWD'ing all the things is cool and all but I wonder how much weight it'll gain in the process.
So what if it isn't a civic any more? The key will be whether it's good. 400hp AWD would certainly make me take notice. It will gain some weight, but an extra 100hp would more than make up for it.

The CTR has pushed FWD pretty much as far as it can go in a reasonably balanced street car. Even ~200whp is wheelspin city for most small FWD cars unless torque is suppressed at low speeds with software. They mostly controlled the torque steer (it nearly rips the steering wheel out of your hand in cars like the Mazdaspeed 3), but they can't overcome the physics of tasking the wheels with all steering and acceleration duties.
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rumors. i'll believe it if/when it happens.
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400 hp, AWD and hybrid? $45k? not a chance.

Would be cool if Acura sold one, but Acura is kind of a joke these days.
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400 hp, AWD and hybrid? $45k? not a chance.

Would be cool if Acura sold one, but Acura is kind of a joke these days.
An Acura with a Honda civic badge lol Acura marketing department "maybe the customers wont figure it out"
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400 hp, AWD and hybrid? $45k? not a chance.

Would be cool if Acura sold one, but Acura is kind of a joke these days.
Yeah, not sure why they didn't go that route with the new TLX.
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Old 07-14-2020, 11:04 AM   #13
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Yeah, not sure why they didn't go that route with the new TLX.
Yeah, the TLX looks nice, 350hp turbo V6 and AWD sedan is competitive - 10 years ago. It's like they're stuck in a time warp.
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