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EP-2 meets Honda Civic type R

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Boyzo, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 3, 2010
    This model is UK, Europe and Australia only.

    Built in Honda's UK Swindon plant .. engine is a direct import from Japan and is specific to the type R only. Derived from the famous Intrega type R (now discontinued)

    6 speed manual only with 150kW @ 8000rpm some Europe drivers claim 250km in 6th gear.

    When passing 5000rpm the engine becomes like an swarm of angry Bees as it
    changes Camshaft profile rushing to the redline with incredible smoothness aided by the balance shaft it just leaps away.:smile::2thumbs:

    Top Gear lap time by the Stig 1m.31s

    The EP-2 was set to jpeg and standard no PP was used .. the EP-2 is really excellent .. 14-42 was used with the Pany 7-14


    Pany 7-14 2 shots ..
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    Oly 14-42 all remaining shots
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  2. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    very cool car candy!!!!
     
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  3. flipGTO

    flipGTO Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 8, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    that is a pretty neat looking civic. too bad we won't get it in the states.
     
  4. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    I saw these on dpreview..... Sexy car and great shots!
     
  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Car and shots both very tasty.
     
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  6. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 3, 2010
    Yes its a shame .. the US did get the Integra type R ... this model is no longer
     
  7. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 3, 2010
    Thanks yes I did post there .. people here seem to respond well.

    Thanks for your comments :smile:

    The Ep-2 is pretty sexy too :wink:

    John
     
  8. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    The E-P2 IS Sexy.....
     
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  9. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 3, 2010
    OOPS Correct.....
    Oly camera no confusion
    E-P1
    E-P2
    E-PL1
    Got it now :rofl:
     
  10. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Wonderful series John, it's a pleasure to take a look at it, thanks for sharing.
    But now I'm left wondering how the engine sounds like.
    Can you post an EP-video of your R ?

    Enjoy your day.
    Kind regards, Herman
     
  11. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Want!!!
     
  12. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    You're a "boy racer"
     
  13. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Mu-43 Top Veteran

    :tongue: :smile:
     
  14. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 3, 2010
    I best read the user manual :rofl:
     
  15. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Great set of images John, cool looking car and the weather to enjoy it too!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers

    Brian
     
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  16. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    They need to bring this model over here stateside. Excelent pictures. Honda needs some exciting cars over here.
     
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  17. CalebPhotographer

    CalebPhotographer Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 1, 2010
    Florida
    I want to touch it.
     
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  18. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 3, 2010
    I think you had the Integra type R in the US ... non discontinued, the Civic type R engine was developed from the Integra engine(s) which is the highest in BHP output without a turbo 100BHP / litre (Apart from Honda's S2000 176kw 2Ltr)

    The US gets the CR-Z (hybrid) (98kw only but very stylish coupe body and sporty handling) :smile:

    Sporty hybrids now the in green thing Ferrari / BMW / Porsche /Audi all have models / concept or production coming.

    Honda has beaten all of them but in a modest way but sure to get people away from the mudane Prius :rofl:
     
  19. vincechu

    vincechu Mu-43 Regular

    :frown:I'm jealous of your car... and your camera gear .... :wink:
     
  20. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 3, 2010
    You have a good kit there with those two lenses you have VG coverage .... :wink:

    Of course WA zoom + macro would useful too:wink:

    Oh glad you like the car in Aus. its pretty unique ... its mostly Golf GTI or WRX, the Type R is quite different to the others ... would not swap :wink: