Believe it or not, rumors about the hi-performance 2020 Honda Odyssey Type R appeared recently. It may sound like a complete nonsense, but actually makes a lot of sense. For most car enthusiast who can’t afford multiple vehicles in their garage, becoming a family guy is a very painful process. It’s not easy to replace your sporty coupe or convertible for something that puts all the focus on practicality, for something like a minivan.
Don’t get us wrong, these are amazing vehicles but their main focus is on comfort and convenience. Performances and driving dynamics definitely aren’t in the first plan. So, something like 2020 Honda Odyssey Type R would make a perfect sense for those who want to switch to a family car in a less painful way. Still, keep in mind that this model is still just a rumor. So, take all the following info with a dose of a reserve.
2020 Honda Odyssey Type R Design
The new, fifth generation of the famous minivan has been introduced a year ago, which makes it very fresh for a venture like this. So, the 2020 Honda Odyssey Type R would feature the same base design characteristics as the base model without any doubt. The current model already features class-leading dynamics and overall performances, so making it even better in this aspect should be that hard. Still, it would require lots of mechanical upgrades. At first place, we count on a new suspension setup.
At the moment, we can’t say for sure what to expect from the new model in this aspect. Some reports even suggest an adjustable suspension, which would definitely be a highly versatile feature that allows you to configure the minivan in the way you want, to balance between comfort and performances, depending on driving conditions and your preferences. Of course, count on few model mechanical upgrades, as well as on many new styling details.
2020 Honda Odyssey Type R Styling
When it comes to the styling, we would expect to see all the goodies that are common among Type R-badged models. Of course, the first thing that comes to our minds is the famous Championship White Finish in a combination with fancy red accents. Also, count on a completely new body kit that includes new bumpers, fenders, side skirts and maybe even a spoiler. The sporty appearance would be fulfilled with a bunch of carbon fibers, such as a front splitter, rear diffuser etc. Finally, count on new wheels design, along with sporty tires.
2020 Honda Odyssey Type R Interior
Of course, count on numerous details on the inside as well. It is still hard to tell which upgrades are about to come, but the 2020 Honda Odyssey Type R should take the new Civic Type R as the inspiration. This would mean a lot of sporty accents, including carbon fiber trim, aluminum pedals, sports seats and much. Of course, count on plenty fo “Type R” badges around the cabin as well.
2020 Honda Odyssey Type R Features
We have no doubt that the 2020 Honda Odyssey Type R will come with a full load of features. Most likely, this version will come with pretty much everything this minivan has to offer. This refers both to tech and convenience features. So, count on things like an 8-inch touchscreen, HD Radio, satellite radio, a moonroof, navigation, voice recognition and much more.
Also, count on a full load of safety systems, including a complete Honda Sensing suite. So, a final list should include systems like blind spot monitoring with cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, road departure warning, lane departure warning etc.
2020 Honda Odyssey Type R Engine
We came to the most interesting point of the 2020 Honda Odyssey Type R. The base version of this minivan already features plenty of power and amazing driving dynamics. It comes with a familiar 3.5-liter V6 engine that is good for about 280 horsepower. On the other side, this hi-performance version is about to come with a significant power boost, according to the latest reports. It looks like the new minivan will borrow the engine from the Acura NSX.
Of course, we don’t expect to see the same crazy twin-turbo V6 with full 500 horsepower. Most likely, the engine for this version will be detuned to 445 horsepower and 379 pound-feet of torque. It still sounds crazy to believe that it is actually about to come. Along with a new engine, expect to see an upgraded transmission, with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Such a combination should be able to ensure crazy performances. Expect 0-60 time in about 4.1 seconds and a top speed over 180 miles per hour.
2020 Honda Odyssey Type R Release Date and Price
Although many reports suggest 2020 Honda Odyssey Type R’s arrival already in the next year, keep in mind that this minivan is nothing more than a rumor at this point. Still, if it ever arrives, it will cost significantly more compared to base models that go around 30.000 dollars. Some reports suggest even a two-times bigger sum.