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If this video's like this don't get you excited about the all-new Type R, especially with the following quotes pulled from it, you don't belong here :)


  • "The new Civic Type R is unrivalled in it's performance when compared to other Type Rs such as the NSX, Integra and Accord, it has become the best of all."
    [*]"Our goal of the Civic Type R being the fastest front wheel drive car at the Nurburgring is already in sight. Still we continue our tests and efforts to make it even faster."

“This is going to be the most extreme Type R to date” Suehiro Hasshi – Project Leader​

 

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Shouldn't the NSX be faster than the Civic though?
I was thinking the same thing too. Per this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_NSX, the NSX had either 270hp/210tq or 290hp/224tq. I thought it had a lot more than that coming from the 3.0L-3.2L V6 engine that powered the 3010lb/1370kg to 3153lb/1430kg hand-build masterpiece.


I guess we'll have to wait for the 2016 specifications to come out to do a power/weight ratio comparison.
 

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Faster than the old NSX, yes.
Them making that statement was easy given the difference in time between the two, anything less would have been ridiculous given what performance of other vehicles is like.
 

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I guess times and expectations have changed since the time of the last NSX. Once Honda/Acura comes out with the new NSX (if that ever happens) I'm sure that one will be faster than the new Civic Type R.
 

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I guess times and expectations have changed since the time of the last NSX. Once Honda/Acura comes out with the new NSX (if that ever happens) I'm sure that one will be faster than the new Civic Type R.
of course they have, you can't expect a new performance vehicle to not do better than one that came out a decade ago, a lot gets accomplished in the industry over a decade
 

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of course they have, you can't expect a new performance vehicle to not do better than one that came out a decade ago, a lot gets accomplished in the industry over a decade
Of course, of course. I think I just imagine the NSX being more of a performance car than the Civic. Like I said before, if there was a new NSX, it would have to perform better than the Civic Type R.
 

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The NSX is set to come out, orders have already been placed, just not in north america.
 

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Order books are actually sold out for the first round of NSX production. That car has been under development for such a long time that if there is even one problem it will look terrible for Acura. If you have spent all that time on it you better have made a perfect product.
 

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Order books are actually sold out for the first round of NSX production. That car has been under development for such a long time that if there is even one problem it will look terrible for Acura. If you have spent all that time on it you better have made a perfect product.
Fingers crossed that's the case with it. Being a flagship vehicle for the brand there's more of a reason for them to perfect it's development.

I noticed that when it comes to mainstream vehicles like the Civic they're more prone to have more flaws.
 

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Fingers crossed that's the case with it. Being a flagship vehicle for the brand there's more of a reason for them to perfect it's development.

I noticed that when it comes to mainstream vehicles like the Civic they're more prone to have more flaws.
well you're talking about mass production increased by many factors. Say the NSX and the Civic each have equal tolerances or margins of error, well on a vehicle they produce 10,000 vs 100,000 the 100,000 vehicle will have more flaws, yes ;)

Then we get into cost considerations...
 
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