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Old 07-08-2017, 06:31 PM   #676
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Honda engineering at its best folks. I love it.
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Old 07-08-2017, 09:42 PM   #677
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Honda has already said more Type R variants are coming. My thinking is you might see an AWD Acura version, but if it's 200 lbs heavier it may not be any faster.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:59 AM   #678
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Originally Posted by thill View Post
The performance numbers for the Type R are pretty impressive. I don't think performance is an issue. The only thing the RS beats it in is off the line 0-60 time. The Type R beats it everywhere else. Rolling start, 0-100, 1/4 mile, braking, skidpad....

It's the lighter car, and with no torque steer the FWD does not appear to be much of a limitation. And from all accounts it is the bettter daily driver than the Focus RS. Looks aside, there is not much to complain about.
This is a highly regarded car - it is placed ahead of the RS275 Trophy which was brilliant - unfortunately it wasn't available in the US. With the R, they have in effect, been able to more or less equalise the front drive shafts - the effect being negligible torque steer.

The static compression ratio is up around 9.8 (with 5PSI = 13.13 CR) - meaning the engine response will be excellent. Also its light (just over 3000lbs) and will handle like a go kart - winner. No issue with both 20 inch and in one instance 21 inch rears on track at all - tires have come a long way.

Basically you're right on the money.

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Old 07-22-2017, 09:04 AM   #679
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Crazy money dealers want for this car. Think be sitting on lots like Focus RS at near $50k asking
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Old 07-22-2017, 02:14 PM   #680
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Originally Posted by samb View Post
I thought I hated it, but the more I look at it the only thing that gets me about the exterior are the fake grilles on the back. I don't like the red seats, are they an option or standard for all Type-Rs?
Red has seats have always come standard. In R's.
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