What’s the Benefit? This system allows the same car to have a compliant, comfortable ride quality during normal driving as well as more firm, precise cornering when the sporting mood strikes.
All four dampers can adapt their damping to accommodate either comfort or spirited driving.
In the normal driving mode, damping fluid in all four dampers flows through valving at a relatively high volume, offering less resistance and more compliance over bumps.
When the Civic Si driver pushes the SPORT button, a solenoid in each damper receives a signal to alter the valving to a more constricting position, making the damper firmer on both the compression and rebound strokes; the result is less body roll and greater cornering accuracy.