Honda E Type R on the Horizon?

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Honda e Type R On The Horizon?
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Recently, the Assistant Large Project Leader, Head of Dynamic Performance Takahiro Shinya hinted that perhaps an e Type R is on the way. But nothing has been confirmed yet, so, for now, you would just have to make do with the available used cars in Dubai. The experts at CarSwitch did some research and here’s what we know so far. 

Honda e Type R Might Arrive After All 

According to Shinya, the platform of the Honda e, as well its motors and tires can definitely handle more power. Type R is a strong brand and the company wants to manufacture Type R of every model. However, the ultimate deciding factor would be consumer demand.

Thus, it’s kind of hard to speculate what the car will offer. However, it can end up being the first rear-drive Type R since the 1992 model of the NSX Type R. 

Shinya has also hinted that the company is planning something along the lines of Type R. While what that really means is open for interpretation but who knows, maybe a Type S is around the corner.

Not long ago, Honda e’s production model was revealed. It churns out either 134bhp or 152bhp, depending on the variant you get, and both models offer 232lb ft of torque. It goes from a standstill to 62mph in just 8.3 seconds. So, it’s not really a slow vehicle. The car has a 35.5-kilowatt-hour battery which offers a range of 137 miles. The price of the car starts at $37,120.

It offers a low centre of gravity and has a fully independent suspension. The power is sent to the rear wheels. Thus, the Honda e is a pretty interesting car already.

It’s not available in the U.S. and first made a debut in 2017 at the Frankfurt Motor Show as a prototype. However, the all-electric platform is homologated for America, according to the company.

Honda e Type R Rumors Had Previously Been Silenced By The Company

Previously, Honda e project leader Kohei Hitomi had said that Type R is more of a sporty brand. He hinted that Honda e might not be the right choice for the segment, as with it the focus is more on value for customers. Thus, don’t get your hopes too high, and instead, check out some of the other used cars Dubai.

Hitomi said that a performance variant of the Honda e, like Type R isn’t the way to go. However, the Honda e will still get other features, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies. More interaction, connectivity, AI and other services will increase the value proposition of the car.

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