Honda Civic Type R Highlights Fall MAMA Rally
The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) hosted its annual Fall Rally, one of two track events organized each year, on Weds. Oct. 5, at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois. Automobile manufacturers made available their newest cars, crossovers and trucks to more than 75 media members on track, street, and off-road courses.
During the midday assembly, Honda's assistant public relations manager Carl Pulley offered an in-depth look at the Civic Type R.
"The new Type R is the ultimate expression of racing," added Pulley about the front-wheel drive, high-performance hatchback. Indeed, the Type R set an all-time lap record for front-drive vehicles on the famed Nürburgring of 7:43:80 -- 7 seconds faster than the previous model.
Mechanical highlights include:
6-speed manual transmission
4-piston Brembo front brakes with 13.8-inch cross-drilled rotors
Honda's Adaptive Damper System
Exterior details include:
LED head- and tail-lights
Rear wing and diffuser
Custom 3-port exhaust
The Type R's engine type is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that makes 306 horsepower. Available in five different exterior colors and a red/black suede-effect fabric interior, MSRP starts at an affordable $33,900. The limited-edition Type R is on sale now at Honda dealers across Chicagoland. To find one, visit www.drivechicago.com.
Photo Credit: Christian Lantry, Cars.com
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