Globally, the Honda Civic is a very attractive model, especially the Civic Type R. The title of the fastest front-wheel drive car has never changed due to previous replacements. Instead, it’s getting stronger and stronger. The tenth-generation Civic Type currently on sale has a maximum output power of 228 kilowatts and a maximum torque of 400 Nm. With this set of power, the acceleration time from zero to 100 kilometers is 4.9 seconds, and the top speed is 271 kilometers per hour. There is nothing wrong with running the track.
However, let’s think about the problem in a different way. What if the Civic Type R goes off-road? For example, run a rally?
Recently, such an attempt has been realized in the UK-the Civic Type R, which has undergone rally upgrades, officially debuted on the SMMT test day. From the appearance point of view, after the improvement of the rally, the Civic Type R is equipped with large-size rally tires, and the tire size is 255/55 R18. However, unlike the conventional track rally car in the traditional impression, the tire size of this Civic is obviously much larger, and the rear position of the vehicle has also been cut to carry two spare tires.
The body kit adopts a wide body setting to cope with the enlarged wheelbase. Obviously, the shaping of this rally style is an upgrade based on the long-distance desert off-road rally. At the same time, the ride height has also been raised by 4 inches, and the suspension’s trailing arm has been customized. After the improvement of the rally, the Civic Type R also changed its original high-performance image into a racing car full of off-road flavor.
In terms of power, the rally version of the Civic has not been upgraded for power.