During the Haltech World Cup Finals, a Honda Civic showed just how performance-oriented the car can be. A version of the Civic model set a new speed record for the model, running a quarter-mile track and traveling from zero to 60 mph in just 1.1 seconds at the Maryland International raceway a few months ago.
This Civic’s power was modified to help it become one of the fastest cars on the racetrack. Its custom-built 2.2-liter inline-four engine used billet pistons, a Supertech valvetrain, and custom cams to increase its power.
To add to this, a Garrett GTX50 76-mm turbo added 60 pounds to the Civic’s specs, helping it boast an all-in power of 1,500 horsepower. There was also a MoTeC electronic control unit in use to help run the entire lot, helping give this Civic plenty of pep when it was needed most.
The 1,500 horsepower was then sent through an all-wheel-drive system for optimal performance. A four-speed dogbox was also used in replace of the usual six-speed manual transmission.
Along with boasting a 0-to-60 time of 1.1 seconds, this special Civic coupe drag car also went on to run a solid quarter-mile time of 7.45 seconds, which is a world record for an all-wheel-drive Honda.
While this particular model may be reserved for the racetrack, you can experience the 2020 Honda Civic for yourself at Hardin County Honda.
Get the performance you want from your Honda. The brand recently unveiled the newly redesigned 2020 Honda Civic Type R. With a range of updates for the newest model year, the Civic Type R is ready to make a lasting impression if you want a performance-oriented daily driver.
The 2020 Civic Type R will offer improved driving dynamics
with a range of updated engineering features for better performance. For
instance, new two-piece brake rotors will allow the performance car to brake
more efficiently at higher speeds, while a revised suspension will give you a
smoother, more comfortable ride.
On the exterior, this model is sportier than ever with a
larger front grille opening. This improvement looks to help improve engine
cooling capabilities, enhancing performance. There is even an all-new Type R-exclusive
exterior color – Boost Blue.ss
The Civic Type R boasts a sporty yet refined interior that has
also been updated for the new model year. Its Alcantara™ leather-wrapped
steering wheel and redesigned shifter knob give the cabin a touch of elegance,
making it feel even more premium. This model will also come standard with the
Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies this year, helping to give you
confidence and peace of mind when you’re behind the wheel.
Performance-wise, the Type R, you will come with a 2.0-liter
turbocharged four-cylinder engine that puts out a peak 306 horsepower and 295
lb-ft of torque. You will be able to choose from one of three driving modes –
Comfort, Sport, and +R.
We can’t wait to see you here at Hardin County Honda when the 2020 Honda Civic Type R launches later this year.
These two Hondas have been favorites for decades now, and
the new models continue to impress. 2018 saw the beginning of the tenth
generation for the Honda Accord, and it innovated the segment with its superior
performance, sophisticated style, and fantastic hybrid option. From front to
back, Honda has thought of everything for the Accord, from advanced
connectivity technology like Apple CarPlay™ integration, to standard Honda
Sensing® safety and driver-assist technology that will elevate your confidence
The Civic lineup has something for everyone, from sedans to
hatchbacks, from elegantly simple designs to upscale, sporty interiors. The
Civic Sport, Si, and Type R are particularly notable for their sophisticated and
dynamic performance. Car and Driver even
described the Civic Type R as “quite possibly the highest
performing and most satisfying front-wheel-drive car on the market today.”
Despite being a vehicle line that has been around since the 70s, the Civic
remains undeniably modern with its cutting-edge features.
Visit us at Hardin County Honda to explore the Honda Accord and Civic in detail and discover in person just what makes them so good.