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 Date: March 30, 2014 12:20
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Best Car via DanielGR
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


We heard that the latest issue of Best Car magazine had some interesting info about the upcoming CTR super-hatch. DanielGR was kind enough to grab a copy and scan the relevant pages for us. Below is his translation of the key points. Huge thanks to Daniel for his contribution!

And here the "could-be-interesting" bits I found when reading.

• Previous mules already faster than current (until Leon goes on sale) fastest FF car on the Nurburgring, that is the Megane RS at 8:07.
• Ultimate performance goal set at beating the NSX time (7:56) when it's introduced to the market.
• Engine has enough power to spin the front tires up to 4th gear (myself wonder how can that be a good thing.... But for sure some folks will like it)
• Current stated specs are more than 280PS and 40.8 mkg, but wouldn't be surprised if by the time of production it had got very close to the current world's highest specific output (Mercedes A45 AMG, 180ps/l), which means 360ps for the DOCH VTEC DI TURBO Honda engine.
• When compared with Honda's current V6, the overall aim is 10% more performance with 10% better FE.
• The mule they tested past year had an "R" button, akin to modern F1 "overtaking" button, which increased turbo pressure unleashing the full power available in the car.
• Expected realistic wheel size when it reaches the market is 19".
• Despite its high performance credentials, FE remained important, and for that reason it'll be fitted with auto-idle stop tech, and deliver above 15km/L in the JP08 cycle (for reference, previous Gen EuroCTR was rated at 10.8km/l, so they are talking about 50% improvement).
• Expected to be built in the UK, and imported to Japan starting summer 2015, with a price between 3.8M and 4.2M JPY (for ref. past EuroCTR was priced at 3M JPY.

Other than that they make a brief mention to the rest of the turbo lineup, stating that:
• 1.0L should exceed current 1.8L torque while delivering over 20% improvements in FE. Likely to be used in the Japanese Fit.
• 1.5L is mainly focused in America, not likely to be sold in JP.

And that's about it, for whatever is worth 😊



Last edited by JeffX on March 30, 2014 12:30

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