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Honda celebrates 25 Anniversary of the Type R

Honda celebrates 25 Anniversary of the Type R
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Sunday 10 September 2017, 10:00 AM

Honda Type R was first launched way back in 1992 and played an important role in helping the Honda brand claim their legendary status. Honda will be celebrating Type R’s quarter century at Rockingham Motor Speedway, where select guests will also get a chance to drive the Civic Type R, the Accord and the Integra. The Type R, originally called as the ‘NSX-R’, offered motorsport-inspired engineering upgrades, powerful high-revving engine and performance focused suspension setup. From 1992 to 1995, Honda had produced a very limited number of NSX Type R for Japan. 

Honda introduced the upgraded version in 1995 called the ‘DC2 Integra Type R’ in Japan first, followed by its launch in UK in 1998. Powered by a 1.8-liter DOHC VTEC in-line 4-cylinder (B18C) engine, the vehicle generated 196bhp of power at 8,000rpm. Later on, Honda introduced the Accord Type R followed by the Civic Type R which is the latest one. In July 2015, the new Honda Civic Type-R was introduced in UK which got the all-new, direct-injected turbocharged 2.0-litre VTEC Turbo petrol engine that generates 306bhp. The latest one is capable of sprinting from 0 to 100kmph in just about 5.7-seconds and reaches a top speed of 269kmph.

Reports indicate that at maximum revs, the 1998 Integra Type R’s pistons moved up and down faster than a contemporary Formula 1 engine when it was run at maximum revs. As part of the traditional styling, the Type R vehicles feature a red Honda badge and Championship White paint as an option, which comes as a tribute to their first winning F1 car. Interestingly, the second-generation Honda NSX-R featured a speedometer that read up to 300mph (322kmph).

 

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