The world has already witnessed the prototype model of 2018 Honda Civic Type R Black Edition as the company unveiled it in Paris at the 2016 Mondial de L’Automobile. This Black Edition model is targeted to bring an enhanced driving spirit and performance with an improved drivetrain.
The overall styling of Honda Type R showcases 2 major features – racing performance and modern signature design language. The design of current generation model is a show stopper as it is unique to a great extent.
The upcoming 2018 Honda Civic Type R Black Edition will be improved more on aerodynamics for achieving greater stability at higher speeds. This will not just help in bringing out an improved performance but will benefit fuel efficiency as well. The existing model has an aggressive stance as with wide wheel arches. This exterior styling including several others is to be retained in 2018 model.
The interior cabin is shout out racing spirit which is characterized by sporty seats and steering wheel. The steering wheel also has controls to the intelligent Multi-Info Display (i-MID).
Apart from having a blistering performance, the Black Edition is also likely to get an array of top tech features. Some of the tech features that are present in the current model include:
- Dual Stage Driver i-SRS Airbag.
- City-Brake Active System.
- Brake Assist.
- Electronic Brakeforce Distribution.
- Vehicle Stability Assist.
- Emergency Locking Retractor.
The 2018 Honda Civic Type R Black Edition might borrow the same 2.0 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged engine with a single-scroll turbocharger, a direct fuel injection and Honda’s popular VTEC valve train system.
Although not confirmed, this engine is likely to be tuned for producing 295 lb-ft of torque at 2,500 RPM and 306 HP at 6,500 RPM. Don’t expect the new Civic Type R to come with an automatic transmission anytime soon as the same 6-speed manual transmission system will be used.
If the company plans on adding more power, the output figures might reach and surpass 340 HP. With the update and refinement in the engine, the Type R Black Edition is going to the segment-leading performance. This new model will be able to take a sprint from 0 to 62 mph in less than 6 seconds. The top speed is 167 mph. The fuel economy is 26 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on highways and 30 mpg on a combined basis.