Evasive Motorsports Civic Type R is Magic Manifested
Daily Slideshow: It's the Type R turned up a few notches.
What's so different?
You know the Type R. You respect the Type R. However, Evasive has seen the gaps in the car and has gone to work on a version of the Type R that is a complete and utter savage. From the very start, Evasive took a clinal approach to modify the hot hatch to only make things better and not waste their time changing things that are fine the way they are. Straight from SpeedHunters comes this awesome car that so far is the best version of the Type R we've seen yet.
A fine inspiration indeed
The Porsche 911 GT3 served as an example during the build in that it is a track-focused vehicle that is more than ready to handle daily driving on the street. Taking the inspiration to the bodywork as well in that every surface has a change that serves a purpose and has a fitment that is as precise as can be.
Just keeping it simple
So how did Evasive know what to change and what not to? By taking the Type R to the track right from the start and beating on it to find its shortcomings. One by one, a list started to form with changes that would come starting with a new custom hood with a wide NACA-style center duct that Evasive created to remedy all of the heat in the engine bay.
Living life with carbon fiber
Continuing on with solving any overheating issues, came a high-flow carbon fiber grille that Evasive also developed so track time could last even longer. While still working on the front of the vehicle, splitters were added there and to the side. The rear diffuser and the rear spoiler were then remade with copious amounts of carbon fiber.
Test and upgrade
With each part that was added to the car, it was taken out to the track to check the performance. This process of modifying then drive wash rinse repeat ran over and over to achieve the level that Evasive is known for. On the inside, is a roll bar that Evasive developed along with a carbon fiber rear seat delete panel. Keeping nice creature features like the radio, power accessories, and HVAC system will keep you sane in daily driving and can be used with the factory steering wheel that remains.
Safe and sound
In a nod to the original EK9 CTR, Evasive installed Jersey Red Recaro seats with Schroth Clubman 6-point harnesses for the driver and passenger. The electronic driving helpers programmed into the car remain as Evasive comments that they are quite good and only help to inspire confidence for more spirited driving.
You gotta stop at some point
Evasive comments that the tires that came with the Type R are quite good but 20-inch performance tires are not economical as neither are lightweight 20-inch wheels. In their place are 5-spoke Advan GT wheels in classy white wrapped in Maxxis VR-1 tires. The Brembo calipers serve the car just fine but the factory rotors have been replaced with Tarox 2 piece rotors. The new pads are Enduro race compound pads in the front and Project Mu Club Racer pads in the rear.
Not too crazy in there
Under the hood, Evasive threw in a downpipe and front pipe and from GReddy came an intercooler, oil cooler, and Supreme SP exhaust system. Those parts combined with a custom tune produces right under 400 horsepower with almost equal amounts of torque. Evasive admits that there is more they could have done if they chose to crack open the K20AC1 but they don't see the real need to do so.
More parts to come
The suspension is AST 5300 Series that utilizes coilovers, Eibach adjustable sway bars, and an Eibach camber kit. Lastly, are Ultra Racing chassis braces and a prototype Evasive roll center adjuster. The car serves as a testbed for EVS Tuning offerings and will take on the competition at Buttonwillow Raceway soon.