Honda Automobiles: 2017 Honda Civic Type R

Posted on 14. Jun, 2017 by in Honda Canada

Based on a 10th era Civic platform, a 2017 Civic Type R framework – including a suspension, electric appetite steering and brakes – is exclusively tuned to broach a heading dilemma of front-wheel expostulate opening for highway and track. In doing so, a Type R also sets new standards for Honda in highway holding, feel and control.

The Civic’s dual-axis strut front cessation was redesigned generally for a Type R. Its special geometry was polished for competition handling, and includes some-more cove and some-more caster, that adds stability. In back, a multi-link system uses some-more organisation control arms and has some-more circle cove to boost doing response, cornering lively and altogether stability. Spring and stabilizer bar rates are significantly stiffer than a bottom Civic Hatchback’s, and a special 3-mode Adaptive Damper System helps a Type R transition from ultimate lane Civic to courteous travel machine.

The Type R has a many assertive wheel/tire multiple ever propitious to a prolongation Honda – 245/30ZR20 summer opening tires roving on 8.5-inch far-reaching black-finish aluminum-alloy wheels. And relating a car’s prominent fenders, a front and behind lane measure are significantly wider than a customary Civic Hatchback (LX). Together with specifically tuned versions of Honda’s Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) and Agile Handling Assist, a dual-pinion variable-ratio electric appetite steering complement provides rarely responsive, approach and accurate steering feel. Braking is also upgraded, with incomparable rotors all around (cross-drilled and ventilated in front) and singular front 4-piston Brembo® aluminum calipers.

Key Chassis Features

Chassis Summary

  • Dual-axis strut front cessation
  • Multi-link behind cessation
  • Front and behind stabilizer bars
  • Power-assisted 4-wheel front brakes
  • 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist
  • Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)
  • Straight Driving Assist
  • Agile Handling Assist
  • Dual Pinion Variable Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
  • Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Brake Hold
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • 20-in. aluminum amalgamate wheels
  • 245/30ZR20 Continental Sport Contact 6 high-performance tires

Front and Rear Suspension
Specially versed with an Adaptive Damper System (see below), a Civic Type R front and behind cessation systems yield well-developed doing that puts a new indication during a tip of a rival segment, that includes benchmark American, European and Japanese sport-compact competitors.

In front, dual-axis struts minister to a Type R’s rarely manageable steering, while also optimizing member wrapping and pile-up performance. In back, a multi-link complement provides harsh doing characteristics, while also assisting maximize second-row seating and load space. Firmer open and bushing rates, additional cessation cove and front steering caster, and stiffer front and behind stabilizer bars, whet turn-in response while minimizing physique hurl during cornering. The front and behind stabilizer bars are connected to their ascent bushings and use low-friction joining links for smoother operation.

While a new Type R cessation clearly has a penetrating sporting edge, it doesn’t come during a responsibility of comfort. On a road, a Type R provides an easy cabin sourroundings – along with a good load application we would pattern from a 5-door hatchback design.

Dual-Axis Strut Front Suspension
The dual-axis strut front cessation was designed generally for a Type R. It facilities aluminum knuckles, strut forks and revoke arms, and has special geometry optimized for competition doing that includes some-more initial disastrous cove for crisper turn-in, and some-more caster, that adds stability. Although a front lane is some-more than 2 inches wider than that of a Hatchback LX, a ¾-inch rebate in steering pivot equivalent (each side) severely reduces torque steer. The revoke cessation arms are aluminum, and a Type R uses a 29.0mm tubular stabilizer bar.

The front open rates are twice as unbending as those of a Civic Hatchback LX and a vast hole lightweight vale stabilizer bar is 1.7-times stiffer. The specifically tuned Adaptive Damper System (see below) helps a Type R surpass on a travel and lane by permitting different, optimized damping curves that also adjust automatically to fit conditions while driving, shaped on steering input, parallel G and cessation stroke.

Multi-Link Rear Suspension
Specially tuned for a Type R, a multi-link rear cessation provides nimble doing in city driving, accurate response for competition pushing and puncture maneuvers, and a ultimate in lane opening in a +R expostulate mode. Mounted on a organisation subframe, a complement incorporates stamped-steel control arms, aluminum heart carriers and a 20.5mm plain stabilizer bar, that helps yield frail turn-in along with physique hurl control.

Compared to a Civic Hatchback LX, singular behind cessation tuning for a new Civic Type R includes a 1.6-times aloft open rate, a 2.4-times aloft stabilizer bar rate, and bushings that are over twice as firm. In addition, a Type R behind control arms are magnificently rigid, a behind lane is 1.2-inches wider, and some-more disastrous circle cove is employed – all to boost doing response, cornering lively and altogether stability.

Adaptive Damper System (ADS)
The Civic Type R’s Adaptive Dampers are partial of a Drive Mode complement that also controls a Electric Power Steering, Drive-by-Wire stifle system, involuntary rev-matching, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®), Agile Handling Assist and traction control. The Adaptive Dampers have electronically tractable damping that lets the pushing mode automatically fine-tune ride and doing to motorist preferences. 

The Adaptive Damper System takes inputs from 3 G sensors, 4 cessation cadence sensors, and steering angle to establish a suitable damping force for a pushing condition.

A switch on a core console allows a motorist to select between Comfort, Sport and +R modes. As destined by a pushing mode controller, an electric actuator integrated into any check governs hydraulic fluid movement inside a unit. Damper settings are automatically calibrated to a pushing mode environment to grasp a following benefits:

  • Comfort – Provides a courteous change of float and doing for bland pushing conditions.
  • Sport – This default mode provides firmer check settings that squash and stabilise a automobile physique during fast steering inputs and maneuvers, that noticeably improves pleasing feel, doing pointing and altogether responsiveness.
  • +R – Transforms a Civic Type R from offset and gentle daily motorist and backroads sporting appurtenance into a track-optimized opening machine. In +R mode, a motorist can additionally select to switch off VSA and traction control. (See a Powertrain and Safety and Driver Assistive sections for some-more information.)

Dual Pinion Variable Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
The Electric Power Steering (EPS) incorporates twin sail gears and a variable gear ratio for well-developed steering feel and doing performance. Compared to a traditional single-pinion steering system, a twin sail EPS utilizes the physical steering submit from a motorist as good as from a supplemental electric motor. A non-contact torque sensor measures a driver’s steering bid and an ECU determines how many electric engine support to add, with a outcome being seamless, healthy feeling steering in all situations.

Uniquely tuned for a Civic Type R, a steering ratio is non-static over a 17-percent range, with a final full off-center ratio of 11.7:1 and an on-center ratio of 14.9:1. This provides a discerning 2.11 turns lock-to-lock, that minimizes hand transformation and steering bid when turning, parking or maneuvering. High steering-mount rigidity and an boost in steering mainstay hole from 22 mm to 30 mm serve enhance steering pointing and feel.

Like a Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan, a new Civic Type R has a larger electric engine and singular EPS tuning in comparison to other Civic models. In Comfort mode, the Civic Type R’s EPS delivers a smooth, healthy branch and doing response. This transforms into a noticeably some-more approach and linear feel when a driving mode is set to Sport, and to a rarely approach and entirely racetrack-ready steering feel in +R mode.

An constituent partial of a Type R’s pushing mode system, a steering feel automatically firms adult when a mode is altered from Comfort to Sport or +R. The advantage for a Type R motorist is firmer steering bid and almost some-more approach feeling by a circle in Sport mode, and additional steering feel, speed and pointing in +R mode.

Straight Driving Assist
Straight Driving Assist reduces a steering bid compulsory when pushing on a sloped or crowned road. When a Straight Driving Assist complement detects that continual steering bid is being practical to keep a automobile pushing along a slope, a Electric Power Steering complement relates engine support to revoke motorist steering bid to a same turn as is compulsory on a prosaic road.

4-wheel Disc Brakes with ABS, EBD and Brake Assist
The Civic Type R is versed with 4-wheel front brakes with 4-channel ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist, with incomparable rotors than other Civic models for rarely manageable and durable braking performance. The complement utilizes a large-diameter master cylinder to grasp a short-travel, organisation pedal. This formula in an accurate and polished braking feel during low speeds, discerning and predicted operation on a highway, a sporty, fun-to-drive feel on circuitous roads, and high-performance interlude on a lane and in puncture situations.

The largest ever propitious on a prolongation Honda Civic, a ventilated and cross-drilled front brakes rotors are 13.8 inches in hole (1.3-inch rotor thickness) and are clamped by red high-performance Brembo® 4-piston aluminum stop calipers. The behind front brakes incorporate 12.0-inch hole plain rotors (0.43-inch rotor thickness) interconnected with single-piston stop calipers. The behind rotors are serve a largest prolongation Civic behind rotors to date.

Front Brembo 4-piston calipers w/ cross-drilled rotors 
Cooling ducts and atmosphere guides assist front stop cooling.  

Special stop pads work effectively during all temperatures, and cooling ducts adult front urge braking opening during serious use. The low-friction pattern of a stop calipers reduces appetite waste when a brakes are not in use, directly improving fuel efficiency.

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is an Electronic Stability Control complement that works in and with a Civic Type R’s Drive-by-Wire™ stifle and a 4-channel ABS systems to raise control capability while a automobile is accelerating, braking, cornering or when a motorist creates a remarkable maneuver.

Specially tuned in and with a Type R’s scrolled limited-slip differential, VSA provides an additional limited-slip outcome for a pushing wheels by requesting braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting pushing force to a circle with some-more traction. In +R mode, a motorist can select to switch off VSA.

The motorist can additionally revoke a traction control efficacy to concede some-more circle trip by dire a VSA symbol should a automobile turn stuck; ABS stays entirely operational during all times. (See a Safety and Driver Assistive territory for some-more information.)

Agile Handling Assist
Standard on all Civic trims including a new Type R, Agile Handling Assist selectively uses a vehicle’s brakes to urge initial branch response and altogether cornering ability. Agile Handling Assist utilizes stop vectoring to urge dilemma traceability and foster a assured doing feel. In sleazy conditions (such as soppy or icy roads), as good as during cornering during high parallel G, a complement creates a bend impulse by requesting braking force to a inside wheel, so generating some-more branch force and shortening understeer. In a Type R, a algorithms that control Agile Handling Assist are automatically practiced when a motorist switches between a Comfort, Sport and +R expostulate modes.

Hill Start Assist
The Hill Start Assist duty helps to forestall a automobile from rolling retrograde when a motorist switches from a stop pedal to a accelerator pedal while a automobile is stopped on a hill. Hill Start Assist automatically activates when a automobile senses a certain slip and is entirely stopped in any brazen rigging when confronting adult mountain or retreat rigging when confronting downhill. The complement uses a longitudinal G-sensor along with a circle speed sensor to control a hydraulic stop modulator. Hill Start Assist, when activated, will recover a brakes when a motorist depresses a stifle or if a motorist doesn’t press a accelerator after a integrate of seconds.

Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
The customary Electric Parking Brake (EPB) is simpler, some-more accessible and gentle to use than a normal parking brake. The EPB also frees adult core console space, permitting a aloft console and an extended armrest length.

Besides compelling a use of a parking brake, EPB creates mountain starts easier when a Type R is parked on a grade. As with a normal manually activated parking brake, EPB functions on a behind wheels only. Electric servo actuators are integrated into a behind stop calipers. (See a Comfort and Convenience territory for some-more information.)

Automatic Brake Hold
When activated, Automatic Brake Hold retains stop vigour when a automobile comes to a stop such as during a trade light or in complicated traffic. This frees a motorist from ceaselessly dire a stop pedal to say a automobile in a stopped position, a poignant alleviation in pushing delight in formidable conditions.

Operating a complement requires dual elementary actions from a driver:

  • Activating/deactivating a complement around a switch on a core console
  • Pressing on a stop pedal until a automobile comes to a stop

Once these stairs are taken, Automatic Brake Hold will prove rendezvous and afterwards say stop vigour when a automobile has come to a stop, even if a motorist after releases a stop pedal. A immature “BRAKE HOLD” idol on a instrument row illuminates to uncover that a complement is functioning. The Type R afterwards stays stopped – even on a mountain – until a motorist releases a purchase pedal. At this point, Automatic Brake Hold releases a brakes and a automobile resumes normal braking function.

Wheels and Tires
The Type R has a many assertive wheel/tire multiple ever propitious to a prolongation Honda – 245/30ZR20 max opening summer tires roving on 8.5-inch far-reaching black-finish aluminum-alloy wheels. The tires are 10mm wider, and a wheels are 2-inches incomparable in hole and one-inch wider, than those propitious to a Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan. The Civic Type R tire is a Continental Sport Contact 6, grown cooperatively with Honda engineers and a tire company. Despite being wider, a tires say a low rolling insurgency while also assisting to revoke highway sound and vibration. With low unsprung weight, a wheels and tires authorised a engineers larger control of cessation tuning, assisting a Type R grasp world-class front-wheel expostulate doing performance.

The 2017 Civic Type R’s circle and tire sizes include:

  • 20 x 8.5-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels
  • 245/30ZR20 90Y high-performance tires

Spare Tire
Civic Type R comes customary with a lightweight and compress tire correct pack (TRK). An discretionary appendage proxy gangling tire will be done available.

Low-Friction Wheel Bearings
As in other Civic models, a Civic Type R’s circle hubs underline low-friction orientation that measurably revoke rolling resistance, that directly contributes to softened fuel efficiency.

Fuel Tank
The 12.4-gallon fuel tank and fuel lines are molded of high-density polyethylene for low weight, leisure from corrosion, impact insurgency and fuel fog losses. The tank and filler siren are shaped as a singular unit, shortening weight and complexity, while serve improving reserve opening in a eventuality of a collision. Additionally, a tank is positioned forward of a behind wheels to assistance ensure opposite collision damage. A high-efficiency fuel siphon is housed inside a tank, and a fuel filter is a lifetime pattern that never needs replacement. An integrated perplex complement positioned inside a tank reduces a sound of fuel sloshing.

Suspension Chassis Features


(See a Specifications Features request for all data.)

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