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|View Poll Results: Should Honda make a Type-R Diesel?|
|No, it goes against the whole Type-R philosophy||56||40.29%|
|No, there should be no Type-R D - the Diesel engine should just be a 'normal' option||5||3.60%|
|Not yet - develop the petrol engine to its full potential (including using forced induction solutions) before seeking alternatives||6||4.32%|
|Yes - if you want a Type-R Diesel you should be able to have one||60||43.17%|
|Don't care, if and when they make one I'll reserve judgement until then||12||8.63%|
|Voters: 139. You may not vote on this poll|
An exhilarating driving experience similar to that felt when driving a racing car.
High levels of feedback and involvement in terms of sound, steering response and handling. The driver should feel part of the machine.
Not just speed
Going fast is part of the Type R experience, but not everything. The Type R should have above average levels of performance in gear change quality, braking, steering and handling.
The driving experience should not be diluted or interfered with by over-intrusive driving aids or excessive sound proofing that could detract from the driver’s involvement.
To meet the aims set by the philosophy, a different approach is taken during the design and development of a Type R. Therefore, each car possesses a special set of engineering qualities.
No bolting on of a turbocharger to give silly power figures. All Type R engines are normally-aspirated, which deliver smoother power delivery throughout the rev range, allowing power to be transferred through the chassis more easily, improving traction and acceleration.
A stiffer chassis improves the handling of the car in terms of balance and adjustability. This makes for a more involving drive.
Each Type R is based on clever, but simple engineering solutions rather than relying solely on electronic gadgetry.
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