With 310 PS under the hood, the Honda Civic Type R is already a potent hot hatchback right off the bat. But some reckon that the boosted 2.0-liter engine still has a lot to give. One of them is Team Dynamics Motorsport, the group behind the Honda British Touring Car Championship works team.
The racing team decided to fettle with the Type R's by changing its engine control unit, an upgraded turbocharger, uprated intercooler and a free-flowing exhaust. The result is 400 PS and a whopping 500 Nm of torque. That's an upgrade of 90 PS and a hefty 100 Nm torque advantage over the the already powerful standard model.
But Team Dynamics went beyond tuning the engine. With that much power transferred to the front wheels, they made several suspension and underchassis upgrades as well. The brakes got an upgrade, and it also got a set of track-oriented Eibach springs. It even gets adjustable anti-roll bars and rear camber arms. Curiously, the wheel size is smaller than the stock Civic Type R, with the Team Dynamics model using 19-inch alloys, designed by them. These are then shod in Dunlop DZ03G tires, which is essentially an intermediate tire.
That said, Team Dynamics did not release any performance figures on their tuned Civic Type R. But to put things into perspective, the standard model can do 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.7 seconds, all the way to a top speed 272 km/h. With nearly 100 PS added to the engine, this Type R could just be in the high 4-second range. Top speed? It might even eke over 280 km/h.
Unfortunately, this isn't a production model but if you do own a Civic Type R and happen to be reading this, you can check out Team Dynamic's catalog and slap on the parts yourself...for a price, that is.