The Ridgeline is one of a kind on the truck market because of the unibody layout. Such design allows many things and one that comes to mind is a hi-performance version. While BoF rivals put focus utility and off-roading, this one feels more refined and offers superior ride quality and comfort. Therefore, one of the upgrades we may see for the next year is the 2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R, which would come with a variety of upgrades.
While rivals are mostly desert runners, this one would be a genuine street racer. Of course, it would come with a new engine, while we also count on completely new suspension setup, as well as a variety of styling upgrades. However, keep in mind that the company is still silent on this matter. Therefore, take the following paragraphs with a reserve.
2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R Engine
Of course, one of the first things that come to mind is the engine. The standard model comes with a well-known 3.5-liter V6, which delivers around 280 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque and comes with a new 9-speed automatic transmission. It offers adequate performances, but the 2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R would take everything to the next level. Some sources suggest we might see a turbocharged version of this V6 engine. That sounds pretty amazing and we have no doubt that the power boost would be significant. It’s still hard to talk about numbers, but we wouldn’t be surprised with more than 400 horsepower.
2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R Exterior
When it comes to the exterior design, we count on a variety of upgrades. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the styling, which would include all kinds of new details, starting from a new bumper, wheels, color combination and some typical Type R details.
In terms of mechanics, we have no doubt that the 2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R would feature a new, stiffer suspension setup. It would also cause lower ground clearance, which would ensure a lower center of gravity, which in practice means better cornering, acceleration, braking and more. Furthermore, count on bigger brakes, some chassis reinforcements and similar upgrades.
Of course, a couple of interior upgrades are about to come as well. Still, keep in mind that the current cabin already looks really amazing. The Ridgeline features arguably the best-looking cabin in the class, so we don’t expect some significant modifications. On the other side, we count on typical Type R upgrades, including tons of red accents. Of course, the crew cab layout is the only one in the offer, which is very generous in terms of leg and headroom.
As we are talking about a hi-end version of the truck, a long list of standard equipment seems like a certain thing. We expect that things like an 8-inch touch screen, seven speakers, Bluetooth, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Available features include a truck bed audio system, a moonroof, navigation, an eight-speaker audio system will be on the list of standard equipment.
The same thing goes for safety features. We count on systems like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation and more.
2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R Release Date and Price
Despite that some sources suggest that 2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R might come already by the end of this year, keep in mind that the company is still quiet on this matter and that we are talking about a pure rumor. If it ever arrives, we presume that the price would go around 45.000-50.000 dollars.