A Lesson in Aerodynamics
The Type R’s assertive appearance isn’t just for head-turning appeal – it makes it much more aerodynamic. All the chiselled edges are designed to slice through the air for a swift performance. As soon as your eyes land on the Type R, it’s impossible to miss its huge rear spoiler that’s main purpose is to curtail drag. Look closer and you’ll notice extra features such as the air vents in the bonnet and air intakes above the front wheels that stream cool air through the car. At the back sits a number of small fins, again used to draw air away from the car for minimal drag.
Switch it Up
Three driving modes give you complete control over how you want your Type R to be. Stay in Comfort for a smooth drive that’s friendlier on the environment. Lazy days cruising along the motorway call for this driving mode. Switch over to Sport when you hit country lanes. Tightened steering and a sharper throttle response make you more connected to the performance and road. Flip overt to the R+ to feel the full force of its fine-tuned powertrain. Press your foot on the accelerator and the potent power lets out an intense, deep roar through the triple exhaust system. Stay in R+ for a stiffer performance that connects you directly to the road. The steering in this mode will make you work harder, but you’ll get so much back.
Power at Its Heart
Under the bonnet sits a 2.0-litre VTEC Turbo engine that puts out a hair-raising 315bhp and 400Nm of torque. This huge power surge propels the Type R forward, giving it race-track speed and acceleration. Enjoy the thrill whether you’re on the motorway or putting the car through its paces on the racetrack. With a digital display behind the steering wheel, you’ll see the result of the accelerating engine with rising speed and power before your eyes – just in case you couldn’t feel the force of a car sprinting from 0-60mph in less than six seconds.