- May 7, 2017
- Reaction score
- 2017 Type R and a beater ford focus
First let me say I am a car person who really does not know the details and vernacular of the industry i just like cars and to drive with out concerning my self with the details of how or why they are so awesome.
I live in an area of the country that does not see exotics and is very much a domestic car kind of town. People here are all about American muscle. So for my 2 cents on the complete awesomeness of the R I will focus on the Type R and the Only 2 domestics to beat it. Not counting the supercar exotics.
I find it interesting that a car that bests the Type R by almost 500 HP could only beat the Type R over a 4.1 mile course by 2.9 seconds. And the only other domestic to beat it was a Mustang with a 20k performance package and still only then beat it by 8.8 seconds over a 4.1 mile course. so what some loose math thats around 2 seconds a mile for the ford and 2/3 a second for the hell cat per mile faster? All that HP and Money and bolt ones and thats the best they can do against a 34k import honda?
The type R got to a top speed of 115 in the straight aways while the hellcat did 124.6 and the ford 143.9, easily beating the type r in speed, so why such a close over all on the lap time? My take away. The domestics are made to go fast quick in a straight line. the Cars simply cant handle curves or a track. And considering the real world have curves why spend so much money on cars that can barely beat a car with 1/3 the h/p half the cylnders and 13 the price tag?
Bottom line Honda made a freakin awesome car that even those with deep pockets are having a hard time beating. I mean the only cars that can beat it with any large margin are the 300k super cars. even all the older magazine covers that had the type R on them last year all had the Type R with supercars as company.
We just have one of the best affordable everyday mans cars there is. That is my opinion and im sticking to it.