The steering response and cornering ability of the Type R has been greatly enhanced by a new high rigidity body frame and all new suspension system. These work together to deliver razor sharp handling and maximise power transfer to the road.
The front MacPherson strut suspension is set up to reduce torque steer and optimise handling, whilst the new rear independent multi-link suspension system enhances stability under braking and minimises the total roll movement of the car. The suspension system is augmented by an Adaptive Damper System and limited-slip differential which maximize control and stability for a more engaging drive.
We have put the driver at the very heart of our thinking with a selection of driving modes: Comfort, Sport and track focused +R. Each mode sets the throttle response, the adaptive dampers, the steering force and feeling of the gear shift, to give the new Type R three different personalities.
The +R mode unleashes the Type R’s track orientated potential. It changes the instrument panel display, traction control settings, throttle response and firms up the steering and adaptive dampers, giving you a more direct driving experience.