Posts Tagged ‘Type R’

Drive to Germany

January 31st, 2012

 

 

Well was back in the UK at the weekend, quite a brief visit. Flew from Dusseldorf to Germany and picked my car out of storage in Birmingham

I then drove over to where im based in Germany

By no means the furthest drive ive done, was about 450 miles 1 way in total. I filed up in Birmingham with a full tank. Drove down to Dover – ferry across to Dunkirk, France and through France – Belgium (where i filled up on the E40) – Holland before hitting Germany  so including the Ferry think it cost me about £130 – more expensive than the £90 flight it cost me but with driving there’s no messing about getting to and from the Airports. Im not going to lie, the drive in the Type R was freaking awesome. Especially the last stretch of the Autobahn where there is no speed limit at all …. I know i didnt sell it for a reason, she still puts a smile on my face

.. Well now i have the car with me i have a bit more freedom at the weekends so going to go into some neighbouring countries, perhaps a visit to Nuremberg  Ring some time in March and a Euro trip with my first set of leave in April

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.