I Think I'm Fast
- Sep 23, 2019
- Reaction score
- Toyota 86, '19 CTR, Some other stuff
Assuming the rear brake rotor is 12" (same size as the current Civic Type R) the wheelbase is just over 4% longer, or around 111 inches (which happens to be about the Accord wheelbase).Comparisons like this just don't work. With the simple fact of we don't know the wheel base, you can't just go matching wheel positions/wheel wells with what already exists.
It's never a good idea to use a photo for measuring things because of the distortion that happens inevitably.Assuming the rear brake rotor is 12" (same size as the current Civic Type R) the wheelbase is just over 4% longer, or around 111 inches (which happens to be about the Accord wheelbase).
Keep in mind there's a pretty large margin of error however I doubt the margin of error is large enough to explain the difference.
That's why I found the closest Type R photo I could for angle, distance, and field of view, and calculated a ratio for the distortion of the wheelbase since it is a known value.It's never a good idea to use a photo for measuring things because of the distortion that happens inevitably.
Honestly I thought the same thing. Honda never makes big changes between cycles, the Pilot keeps looking like crap, and all they do is change the lights and the rims. The new Accord launched in 2018 and its selling "decent" enough, that a huge change (a la 2016 civic) isn't likely.The thing is, that is a big change, and Honda doesn't do that.
Look at Honda's recent refreshes. It was mostly bumpers, lights and some new trim pieces.
This means new lights, bumpers, fenders, doors, mirrors, dashboard, door trim, etc.
I also think it could potentially be a performance variant of the ILX. Probably not an accord since that body style just came out in 2018. It still could be a 2022 CTR judging by the front bumper design.Because this is being teased/developed before the 11th gen base model civics, I really think What we are seeing here is the birth of a SH-AWD ILX Type S.