Despite previous reports say that the new Honda Civic Type R will be equipped with CVT transmission, two representatives of Honda, said that the new Type R will be available only with manual transmission, since its objective is to offer the maximum driving pleasure.
Rumors started circulating recently that Honda will offer its flagship hot hatch with – perish the thought – a continuously variable transmission, such as those offered on the base Civic.
Listening grimacing idea, because while the automatic equipped Honda Type R may help win over buyers see a Volkswagen Golf R, CVT is almost universally reviled for response puritans rubber-band like and the lack of different teeth to grab and hold.
Fortunately the rumor seemed false. Car and Driver reports that two Honda spokesman negates the report, stated that the new Civic Type R will only be offered with a manual transmission – as will be the next step-down Civic Si.
Only with manual transmission will be equipped and for specification, the new Type R be fitted with the 2.0-liter turbo of the current generation, which will be upgraded and is expected to produce close to 320 horses. Honda’s goal with the new generation of the Civic Type R is getting behind the fastest time front-wheel drive at the Nurburgring.