Featured Sad news...MK6 Civic Type R may go hybrid

  1. Dis4Damion

    Dis4Damion Senior Member

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    I don't think Honda would ever do that, but an automatic Type R/Si would be welcome in my book.
     
  2. RunningHot2017

    RunningHot2017 Crazy 19 year old with a Turbo

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    I'm hoping it will be more of a 'soft' hybrid option. Soft in my case meaning that the electric motor has a very limited role. The motor activates only on takeoffs and stop/go and deactivates once the car gets out of first gear I guess.
    While the car may traditionally not be FWD the electric motor will negate turbo lag down low (which the type r has more of than a civic si) and will significantly improve the gas mileage by cutting the amount of fuel used only when accelerating from a stop.
    Potentially for a manual car (if it has a manual option) having an electric motor for an assisted start can save the clutch too.

    Besides if someone buys a hybrid type R, they might not care less about tradition anyway.
     
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