In February, Honda offered the Civic Type R an essential update in Chicago. In addition to the refreshed Civic with red badges, the Japanese brand also made its debut in a limited edition Civic Type R, aiming to recover the record at the Nurburgring it once held.
In addition to the new fascia, part of the features of the Civic Type R Limited Edition is its lightweight construction. To achieve this, Honda had to remove the soundproofing and rear heater sheaths to save 28 pounds (12.7 kilograms), while the wheels were upgraded to a set of forged BBS aluminum wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport rubber. Cup 2. The latter shaved 22 lb (10 kg), according to the video above.
But what is the secret behind the forged BBS wheels? Honda has released an official video – sort of How it’s made to show the smallest details behind the light and revered BBS wheels. The video is short, but if you don’t have time to watch, the process is fairly simple (to say).
Instead of shaping the wheels through molten metal, forging uses heat and pressure to shape the aluminum – similar to making swords. This ensures that the fine-grained structure is strong and light, eliminating the tiny spaces formed when using molten metal.
The whole process is captured on video at the top of this page. We suggest you watch it for you to further appreciate the grandeur of the Civic Type R Limited Edition.
Meanwhile, we are still waiting for Honda to get back to the Nurburgring. He has already broken the FWD Suzuka record recently, and it is only a matter of time before the once banned fruits reach their goal – if at all.