Posts Tagged ‘GT’

My New Toy

October 30th, 2010

Took a trip up to Honda Doncaster last night  to pick up my new Type R GT  :)

….. thought it was about time that i had a faster toy

Its got quite a good spec… all the normal  Type R features and…. then some, as its the GT model. It also  has SatNav and HFT

The Type R has a high-revving, naturally aspirated inline four-cylinder 2.0 liter engine that produces 201 hp at 7800 rpm and 142.3 lb-ft (193 Nm) of torque available from 5600 rpm. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox. Acceleration to 62 mph is done in 6.6 s and top speed is 146mph (235 km/h). ;)

I also had Honda connect the IPOD adapter for me as its all about driving round to some tunage

well i thought as it was a nice sunny day that id take some photo’s   CLICK HERE

Honda Civic Type R GT FN2

October 28th, 2010

I was up  at Honda  in Doncaster last night as i took a Honda Civic Type R GT for a bit of a spin. Now ive wanted a type R for years   back in 2001 when the EP3 chassis came out… ive waited that long they are now on the FN2/FD2 chassis – its a beautiful car, its just a shame   that they have to stop production of  this version in the later part of this year as it dosent comply with Euro emission legislation

….. So not a Championship White ed

Now i got to say, to begin with –  i never did like the Championship White edition, the only thing that drew me to it was the Limited Slip Differential  meaning in theory you could corner and faster –  but it kind of grew on me :D

Nor Mugen Tuned ……

The trouble is that each one of the 20 cars available costs £38,599 – a staggering sum for a hot hatch, no matter how exclusive it is.

However, for your nearly £40k, you do get a bit of star treatment. Mugen, the AMG of Honda, will tailor the car to your exact requirements, and you’ll be intimately involved in the build process because Mugen engineers will be in constant contact with you. Even the engine’s ECU mapping can be tailored to suit you.

Mugen doesn’t like turbos, so the naturally aspirated 2.0-litre engine with a new red line of 8,600rpm has had to be extensively retuned to generate the 237bhp and 157lb ft. That’s 39bhp over the normal Type R. You’ll also find stiffer suspension on this Type R, and the Mugen Civic has spent a fair amount of time in Honda’s wind tunnel to get all those scoops and that faintly ridiculous rear wing working properly.