There are models that have been historical that have allowed you to write your name in the history books of your brand. Firms like Honda know this well and have now celebrated 50 years of uninterrupted production and 25 years of the version. High-performance Type R from the world of competition. In its six generations we find a model that has high performance both in traction and engine, being a model that is able to manage both long journeys and routines regardless of the wear of its materials.
The Type R brand dates back to the 1992 Honda NSX Type R. His philosophy was present from the beginning and the EK9 was only sold in Japan. It had a 1.6-liter DOHC VTEC engine that generated the incredible figure of 116 hp per liter, a lightweight body with welded seams that contributed to a total weight of the vehicle of only 1050 kg.
The second generation of this vehicle would arrive in 2001, where marketing began in Europe and incorporated a 2.0-litre DOHC I-VTEC K-series engine which redefined what a conventional two-liter naturally aspirated engine was capable of generating. Its strong point was a body that incorporated an intensive use of high-strength steel.
The next evolution would come in 2007. In Europe a five-door model based on the FN2 version was received, which kept the tested 2.0-liter engine, but it used a new chassis in which the fuel tank had been moved under the front seats to increase interior space and level of flexibility.
In 2017 they presented the FK8 version, which was a renewal of the FK2, acquired a whole cast of new mechanical features, such as adaptive dampers, and other improvements in the K20C1 engine to reach a power of 320 hp. Now, they are expected to launch the new model, which has important renovations in its technology and performance, giving the car an aerodynamic touch. It is a model that is destined to always be remembered.