Honda Civic Type R 2019: Specs, Prices, Features


However, Ralph Hosier Engineering (RHEL) has taken a very different approach with its build based on the latest generation of the hot hatch.

It also means that this rally-ready Civic Type R is still front wheel drive. Created by Team Dynamics Motorsport-aka the people behind Honda's British Touring Car Team-it's had what are described as "light" modifications.

Honda's United Kingdom arm appears to have decided, with some delusion, that the 316hp, spoiler-clad Type R isn't anywhere near fast or striking enough, and has commissioned two fairly special one-offs.

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Changes include a Superchips ECU, an ITG induction system, a PWR intercooler, a Dream sports catalytic converter and a Scorpion exhaust, altogether providing a 25% performance boost.

All that power still goes through the front wheels, so to keep the vehicle on the road there are Eibach Pro performance springs, adjustable anti-roll bars and rear camber arms and Goodridge stainless performance brake hoses. It is equipped with tyres that should cut through muck, and it's raised over four inches for better ground clearance. It's also gone to lengths to retain the car's Dual-Axis strut arrangement. Finished in iconic Championship White the concept subtly accentuates silhouette to create a familiar but different feel to the vehicle. It's been lifted three inches thanks to custom trailing arm mounts and modified transverse links, and a further inch thanks to a set of 18-inch lightweight competition wheels wrapped in tall BF Goodrich all-terrain tires. And while there are no plans for either to be put in to production, both Team Dynamics and Ralph Hosier Engineering have said they will create one-off versions for discerning customers. We are just trying to think of how much would Ralph push the road-spec Type R to make it a more convincing safari vehicle. The power comes from the 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO engine that has been optimised and refined to produce 320 PS with peak torque of 400 Nm. The makes claim that the Civic Type OveRland takes huge influence from Rally Raid, Overland and Safari models from the world of rally and adventure holidaying.