На испытательном полигоне в британском Милбруке замечены две необычные модификации «зажигалки» Honda Civic Type R. Первая – полноценный болид для ралли-рейдов. Вторая – 406-сильная дорожная версия.

Honda Civic Type R – один из самых зажигательных хот-хэтчей на рынке. Двухлитровый турбомотор, выдающий 320 сил и 400 «ньютонов» крутящего момента, позволяет набирать первую сотню за 5,7 секунды и разгоняться до 272 км/ч. Но британским тюнерам оказалось мало и этого.

Honda Civic Type R One-Offs

На фестивале SMMT Test Day, проходящем на испытательном полигоне в британском Милбруке, дебютировали сразу два доработанных хэтча Honda Civic Type R. Ателье Ralph Hosier Engineering представило версию для ралли-рейдов. А ребята из Droitwich Team Dynamics Motorsport выкатили дорожную 406-сильную версию.

Галерея: Honda Civic Type R для ралли-рейдов

Ралли-рейдовый Type R получил приставку OverLand, увеличенный на 10 сантиметров дорожный просвет и «злые» шины BF Goodrich размерности 255/55 R18. Попутно инженеры Ralph Hosier усилили крепления продольных рычагов и рулевых тяг. При этом двигатель и трансмиссию оставили без изменений.

А вот дорожная версия легкую «операцию на сердце» перенесла. Благодаря установке нового блока управления двигателем, увеличенного интеркулера, а также доработанных систем впуска и выпуска, производительность выросла почти на 25%. Из двухлитровой «турбочетверки» удалось «вынуть» 406 л.с. и 677 ньютон-метров.

Honda Civic Type R One-Offs
Honda Civic Type R One-Offs

Чтобы возможности шасси и эффективность тормозной системы не отставали от двигателя, инженеры Droitwich Team Dynamics Motorsport установили тормозные шланги Goodridge из нержавеющей стали, пружины Eibach Pro, регулируемые стабилизаторы поперечной устойчивости и трековые шины Dunlop DZ03G. На сегодняшний день обе модификации существуют в единственном экземпляре, но за определенную сумму британские тюнеры готовы собрать аналогичный автомобиль для вас.

Источник: Honda U.K.

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Team Dynamics Motorsport and Ralph Hosier Engineering have today unveiled two very different versions of the Honda Civic Type R at the 2019 SMMT Test Day. Held at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, the annual event sees over 300 journalists test drive a range of manufacturer cars.

The Team Dynamics Motorsport version of the Civic Type R has been conceived by the Droitwich-based motorsport team to showcase the potential of the Civic Type R. The multi-championship winning team is the driving force behind the Halfords Yuasa Racing team, otherwise known as the Honda British Touring Car Championship works team.

Remaining road-legal, the car has a comprehensive selection of ‘off-the-shelf’ and bespoke modifications that have been carefully selected by Team Dynamics to heighten all aspects of the car. The changes to the ECU (Superchips), induction system (ITG), intercooler (PWR), sports cat (Dream) and exhaust (Scorpion) have yielded a 25% gain in performance; taking power to 400bhp and 500Nm. Helping control this increase are a number of modifications that embody both performance and safety, such as Goodridge stainless performance braided brake hoses, Eibach Pro performance springs, adjustable anti-roll bars and rear camber arms, and Dunlop DZ03G track day tyres wrapped around Team Dynamics’ 19” Pro-Race lightweight competition-derived wheels.

James Rodgers, team manager at Team Dynamics, comments: “We’re familiar with the race-winning FK8, however we wanted to showcase what can be extracted from the car with just a few light modifications. The standard car, which we call a race car for the road, is so competent that it really doesn’t take much to take it to the next level.”

The second unveil is a unique project by Ralph Hosier Engineering that has given the Civic Type R credentials like never before. Due to production complications, the car is yet to be finished but estimates are the car will be ready in a month.

Raised over four inches, and equipped with huge mud-plugging tyres, the Civic Type OveRland takes huge influence from Rally Raid, Overland and Safari models from the world of rally and adventure holidaying.

The complex anti-torque-steer Dual-Axis strut arrangement has been retained to allow the fundamental design and purpose of the Civic Type R’s suspension to work as the factory intended. At the rear, a bespoke trailing arm mounting and modified transverse links have lifted the car three inches higher than standard. Transferring this to the tarmac, or mud, are 255/55/18 BF Goodrich tyres wrapped around rally-derived, lightweight wheels. Finished in iconic Championship White the concept subtly accentuates silhouette to create a familiar but different feel to the car.

Ralph Hosier, owner of the eponymous engineering business, added: “These two wildly different interpretations of the Civic Type R showcase the standard car’s attributes, but also reflect the advanced, sporty and playful nature of the entire Civic range. We have also had a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate what can be done with a road car.”

After approaches from both firms last year, Honda UK provided pre-production versions of the Swindon-built Civic Type R for both to create their version of what a Civic Type R could be. And while there are no plans for either to be put in to production, both Team Dynamics and Ralph Hosier Engineering have said they will create one-off versions for discerning customers.

Surprisingly, both versions carry over the same powertrain and gearbox from the road going car as well as the extensive suite of safety products that are standard to the entire Honda range of passenger cars, demonstrating both the firm’s and Honda’s uncompromising commitment to safety.

Available for under £300 a month, the standard road-going Civic Type R has a top speed of 169mph and can do the 0-62mph sprint in just 5.7 seconds. The power comes from the 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO engine that has been optimised and refined to produce 320 PS with peak torque of 400 Nm.