The Civic Type R has been reimagined for the 2020 model year to make an even more powerful statement, both inside and out. With refreshed styling elements, the debut of a Honda LogR™ performance data-logging app, and exciting upgrades to the suspension, braking, and engine cooling, the 2020 Civic Type R is a true testament to Honda’s racing legacy.
If you appreciate the Honda Civic Hatchback and its athletic presence, but you’d like to graduate to a true hot hatch with unapologetic power and driving dynamics, the 2020 Civic Type R should be at the top of your list. Honda’s Civic Type R TCR model has built an enviable reputation on the track among racing professionals in the Pirelli World Challenge series and other top Touring Car series, and Type R drivers will undoubtedly be eager to test this racetrack-inspired performance on Illinois’ streets.
Responsive handling and enhanced ride quality come courtesy of a retooled suspension and the Adaptive Damper System’s control software which now evaluates road conditions 10 times faster. New, two-piece brake rotors and brake pad material make for better fade resistance and reduced unsprung weight, creating a more immediate feel from Type R’s sport pedals—approximately 17 percent less play before the brakes engage. This added peace of mind is essential when you’re dealing with 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque underneath the hood.
Remaining on the subject of performance, the 2020 Type R’s refreshed exterior is a key contributor with its new grille design which features a 13-percent-larger opening and an updated radiator core, improving engine cooling in high-demand driving scenarios. (In fact, coolant temperatures have decreased by up to 18 degrees Fahrenheit in recent tests.) Other redesign highlights include a new, Boost Blue Pearl paint color, modified front and rear bumpers, body-colored accents to the bumper cutouts, and a redesigned front spoiler underneath the bumper which includes deeper sides and ribbed sections on each end to deflect air back onto the spoiler.
The redesign continues inside the 2020 Honda Civic Type R with a new shift lever and shift knob that takes its styling cues from the original Type R, a new Alcantara®-wrapped steering wheel, and the debut of Honda LogR™, an exclusive data logger that combines the Type R’s onboard computer and sensors with a smartphone app to help drivers monitor and record a variety of performance parameters when driving on the track or other closed courses.
Not only has the Civic Type R garnered worldwide recognition for its groundbreaking performance, but Honda’s ability to incorporate over 70 years of racing heritage into a smart, sensible hatchback is nothing short of amazing. What do we mean? While the Type R’s cockpit is loaded with track-bred amenities like bolstered front seats, texturized sport pedals, and an aluminum shift knob, there are also practical features like Active Sound Control (ASC), Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, a multi-angle rearview camera, and the newly added Honda Sensing® suite. The 2020 Honda Civic Type R will save you from mundane commutes and boring errands without sacrificing your comfort, safety, and value. Make the trip to your nearest Central Illinois Honda Dealers location to test drive the Civic Type R today.
You would be hard-pressed to find another performance vehicle that has successfully blended a legendary racing heritage with practical, real world amenities quite like the Honda Civic Type R—and automotive authorities seem to agree. Click on the button below to see what industry experts have said about the Type R.
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