Civic Type R Is New Front Wheel Drive

Civic Type R Smashes FWD 1The Solo is an ultra-compact electric commuter car that marries an inverted-trike configuration — two wheels up front and one at the rear — with an enclosed passenger cabin. It steers and controls with a regular car steering wheel. It also has pedals and feels a lot like a normal, albeit wee, automobile.

The 2017 Civic Type R’s body is also more rigid than on the predecessor model, has 38 percent better torsional stiffness, and is also 35 pounds lighter. Finally, a new multi-link suspension setup at the rear enhances stability under braking and reduces the total roll movement of the car, enabling later braking into corners and helping to achieve higher cornering speeds during the lap.

Honda says the vastly improved lap time is the result of numerous improvements over the previous car such as more power, more structural rigidity, advanced suspension and chassis tuning and a wider track. Honda was quick to point out that at a specific corner of the Nürburgring the average speed is about 93 mph, but the Type R is able to blast through the turn at almost 99 mph.

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