[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Honda Accord Type R


Honda Accord Type R

Up until the 1990s Honda had been known for sensible family cars, but that all changed with the development of their V-Tech models which demonstrated a new performance side of the company. The 1997 Accord was re-designed as more roomy and was available with a V6 engine, but it wasn't until the following year that the fireworks really started with the launch of the Type R. This used an Accord sedan platform, but with a much stiffer body and uprated and lowered suspension on the all-round double wishbone set-up. Power came through a 134ci (2.2-liter) twin-cam 16v four-cylinder using the latest development of Honda's V-Tech system. With 11:1 compression, low friction pistons and sequential fuel injection it would rev through to 8,500rpm, and thanks to a limited-slip differential could put the power down, making it one of the best-handling front-wheel drive sedans.

Honda Accord Type R Specifications

Top speed:140 mph (224 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):7.1 sec
Engine type:In-line four
Displacement:132 ci (2,157 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:209 bhp (156 kW) @ 7,200 rpm
Max torque:158 lb ft (214 Nm) @ 6,700 rpm
Weight:3,098 lb (1,408 kg)
Economy:25 mpg (8.9 km/I)
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
[an error occurred while processing this directive]