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Honda Civic Type-R
aka FN2 (3 Door)
FD2 (4 Door)
Production March 2007 - December 2010
Class Sports Compact, Sports Sedan
Body Style 3 dr Hatchback
4 dr Sedan
Length 4270 mm (Hatchback) 4540 mm (Sedan)
Width 1785 mm (Hatchback) 1770 mm (Sedan)
Height 1445 mm (Hatchback) 1430 mm (Sedan)
Wheelbase 2635 mm (Hatchback) 2700 mm (Sedan)
Weight 1320 kg (Hatchback) 1260 kg (Sedan)
Transmission 6 speed Manual, FWD
Engine 1998cc 16V DOHC i-VTEC K20Z and K20A
Power 201 PS @ 7800 rpm
193 Nm of torque @ 5600 rpm (Hatchback)
225 PS @ 8000 rpm
215 Nm of torque @ 6100 rpm (Sedan)
Similar (competition)
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Honda Civic Type R is the highest performance spec of the Honda Civic made by Honda Motor Company of Japan. The "Type R" designation is given to models that have been specially developed and tuned in house for the sole purpose of circuit competition and as a high performance vehicle from Honda's stables. Its lineage can be traced directly to the 1992 Honda NSX Type R, featuring a lightened and stiffened body, specially fine tuned engine and upgraded brakes and chassis. Other characteristics are the use of the special colour from the days of Honda's successful F1 winning car from the 60's called "Championship White" and a Honda emblem with a red background. Red is also used in the interior to give it a special sporting distinction and to seperate it from other Honda models. In Japan, a one-make series of Honda Type R cars where privateers can purchase a off-road Type R and compete in a series championship is a stepping stone for many aspiring racing drivers. The Type R has helped to increase Honda's overall image in racing as well as in the sports car consumer market.

See Wikicars' comprehensive Honda Civic Type-R Review.

Recent Changes

Japanese Market 4 Door Sedan- 2008 facelift- rear combination lamp. New body colour. Black and Deep Purple. 2009 option list change - Optional BBS light weight wheels offered as maker option

Styles and Major Options

Japanese Market 4 Door Sedan - One grade. Japanese buyers can order an off-road lightweight stripped down FD2 for the 'Civic One-Make Race' series


JPY 2,850,000

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Gas Mileage

11.4 km/L (according to Japanese testing standards) As seen on the website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:

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"Type R has grip, but lacks the chassis sophistication of a Golf GTI or Focus XR5." Wheels Magazine "It is high maintenance, you always have to concentrate on the job, and it never lets you rest." CarsGUIDE


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Current Generation: (2007–2010)

The third generation Civic Type-R will also be the final model due to the reason being that the engine won't comply with the new upcoming Euro V emmission regulation. Production will stop in October and sales will end in December.

Second generation (2001–2005)

First Generation/Origins (1997–2000)


In Australia, the hatch only Civic Type-R first went on sale in August 2007 to join the growing list of hot hatches on the market selling at $39,990 AUD in limited numbers.

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