Engine/Chassis Features

Adaptive Damper System (Type R)

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.

The Feature:

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.
  • Civic Type R drivers are in SPORT mode by default, and have two choices:
    • When COMFORT is selected, the damper solenoids open up the valving even further for greater flow and a more comfortable ride.
    • When +R is chosen, the valving is significantly constricted for an extremely firm ride—and surgically precise cornering.