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就是『Made in USA』!Honda發表歐規Civic Type R引擎產線影片(內附動態影片)

就是『Made in USA』!Honda發表歐規Civic Type R引擎產線影片(內附動態影片)

isCar! 最大馬力高達306hp、40.79kgm、極速可達270km/h,同時現在訂單多到消化不完的歐規Civic Type R,即使是在Honda英國Swindon工廠生產,但身上所搭載的2.0L 四缸VTEC Turbo Engine卻是『Made in USA』,由Honda位於美國俄亥俄州的Anna引擎廠製造!日前Hobda發表一段歐規Civic Type R引擎產線的宣傳影片也驗明正身……

Honda在1985年於俄亥俄州的Anna建立專門生產美規車款引擎的工廠產線,為因應新世代車款所需,近年也投資3.4億美元增設包括1.0L、1.5L與2.0L三款四缸VTEC渦輪引擎的生產線,其中2.0L四缸渦輪式樣就是配置在堪稱Civic Type R有史以來性能最強大的歐規Civic Type R Hatchback身上!而以先前Honda發表的資料來說,這顆引擎預計也將配置在第10世代Civic性能版身上。

Honda Builds Euro Civic Type R Engines In The US [w/Video]

Isn’t it ironic that the engine of the 2015 Honda Civic Type R, a model not offered in the United States, is built in America?

Well, it’s true, the new direct-injected 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo engine that powers the European Civic Type R is built at the Anna Engine Plant in Sidney, Ohio and then shipped across the Atlantic.

The most powerful Type R engine Honda has ever built produces 306hp (310PS) at 6,500 rpm and 400Nm (295lb-ft) of torque between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm.

This mighty powerplant allowed a pre-production Civic Type-R to break the Nürburgring lap record for front-wheel drive vehicles recently with a stunning 7:50.6 time. Unfortunately, the current Civic Type R hatch will not be available in the United States, and the fact that its engine is built in America makes the pill even harder to swallow.

So why does Honda bother building an engine in a market where it will not be available? There’s a catch, obviously. While the current Civic Type R will not arrive on US shores, the next-generation of the Japanese hot hatch will be available in America too and will most likely be powered by a version of the engine that’s currently built in Ohio.

Hopefully a few extra ponies will be added – not that 306hp is not enough for a front-wheel drive car, but the Ford Focus RS with its 345hp certainly appeals more to some customers.

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First Honda Civic Type R Models Roll Off The Production Line

“They R here!” proclaims Honda, referring to the first Civic Type R production cars that rolled off the line at the firm’s manufacturing plant in Swindon, UK.

Appropriately, the first three models to cross the line before heading to Honda dealerships across Europe are finished in red, white and blue respectively, as a nod to the UK flag.

The new Honda Civic Type R, which has been confirmed for North America, has a 2.0-liter VTEC TURBO engine that red-lines at 7,000 rpm delivering 306hp (310PS) for a claimed 0-100km/h (62mph) in 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 269km/h (167mph).

Commenting on the start of regular production of the Civic Type R, Soichiro Takizawa, Managing Director at Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM), said:

“The new Civic Type R is an imperative model for Honda, representing our racing spirit and demonstrating our commitment to innovation and passion. We are extremely proud to be the only manufacturer of the Civic Type R in the world. Our high standards have earned us this privilege and this is testament to the continued commitment of our Associates.”

The same UK plant will see a further investment of £200 million bringing the total to £2.2 billion since 1985, to become the global production hub for the Civic five door model.

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Volvo S60 T6 facelift ready to roll from 3rd July

Are you a Volvo lover? A good news awaits for you as the company has revealed the launch date of its upcoming car in India S60 T6 facelift. July 3 has been finalized for the launch which a lot of Volvo lovers would be waiting for since long.

The updated version gets a 2.0 litre 4 cylinder engine with direct injection. The power mill has the capability to produce a maximum power output of 306hp and 400Nm.

Look out for the upcoming sedan car in India here!