The engineering team made a nice video detailing the heart of the Honda Civic Type R GT.
Honda Civic Type R GT is one of the most exclusive hot hatch on the market. Unlike all-wheel-drive competitors such as the Ford Focus RS and Volkswagen Golf R, the Japanese machine delivers power to the front axle only. Of course, the engine has a big part in this.
Honda Civic Type R GT
The YouTube channel, Engineering explined, took the engine under the lens and illuminated the unit’s beautiful details in a 2.0-litre sequential 4-cylinder turbo. The engine, which offers 320 hp, 400 Nm of torque, is as efficient as it is powerful. According to the Japanese manufacturer, the Civic Type R offers an average consumption of 7.7 litres per 100 km.
The K20C1-coded engine features an intelligent architecture with aluminum cylinder block and cylinder head. The exhaust manifold is installed on the cylinder head, thus saving both the weight, improved the turbo topsoil, and reduced emissions. The technology used to cool pistons is the same as Honda’s Formula One racing engines.
The 2.0-liter turbocharged VTEC engine has a low inertia camshaft coupled to a chain drive. The reason for the use of chain instead of belt is that it reduces service costs based on the life of the car. The Honda team has filled these valves with sodium to cool the exhaust valves that this shaft drives.
With the help of direct injection, Honda has succeeded in improving fuel delivery and delivering satisfactory torque throughout the entire cycle. Smaller Spark Plugs to reduce weight and increase the size of the combustion chamber are also “thin” details that improve the whole.