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A Closer Peek At the Civic Type R Concept Rear Suspension
 Date: March 14, 2006 12:58
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: TOV Member '94sir'
 Credibility Rating: N/A



'06 Civic Si Rear Suspension
There have been numerous questions surrounding the Civic Type R Concept that recently debuted at the 76th Geneva International Motor Show. Some reports in the British press have mentioned that the Civic Type R shares the same torsion beam rear suspension as its 5-door sibling, but in one of the PR photos that was published on the Honda UK media site, part of the rear underbody is visible and to many people it appears that the concept car has an independent rear suspension.

Strangely, though we've seen dozens if not hundreds of different photographs of the same yellow Civic Type R Concept, until now not a single one of them provided even a glimpse of the rear suspension. Fortunately one of our European readers, 94sir was kind enough to try to snap a few shots of the rear suspension. Unfortunately the car was surrounded by a perspex shield which made getting clean shots very difficult for '94sir'. Regardless, we appreciate his efforts and thank him for sharing the photos with the TOV.

While these pics show that the concept car definitely doesn't have a torsion beam rear setup, it has something that looks unique from anything we've seen on any current or past Civics. From what we can make out in the photos that were submitted, it appears to be a mockup rather than actual running gear. For reference, we're including a photo of the '06 Civic Si's rear suspension.

Last edited by JeffX on March 14, 2006 12:59

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03-23-2006 03:43
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slipstream444
03-22-2006 17:42
sway bar?   (Score: 1, Normal)
MrChad
03-14-2006 15:26
Looks like Torsion Beam   (Score: 1, Normal)
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03-14-2006 16:36
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03-21-2006 11:17
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03-14-2006 22:55
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03-15-2006 05:06
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03-15-2006 10:10
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03-15-2006 14:18
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03-17-2006 16:34
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03-17-2006 04:45
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03-15-2006 08:19
Remember the Ridgeline Concept?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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03-14-2006 14:23
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03-15-2006 07:57
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03-14-2006 15:13
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