Honda Civic Type R
- Most powerful, quickest, fastest and most agile Civic ever
- 2.0-liter i-VTEC® DI TURBO: 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque
- Major chassis and suspension upgrades for track-ready performance
The new Civic Type R, sharing the body style of the 5-door hatchback variant of the tenth-generation global Honda Civic platform, will be powered by a North American built 2.0-liter DOHC, direct-injected and turbocharged i-VTEC in-line 4-cylinder engine with peak ratings of 306 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 295 lb.-ft. of torque from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm. The engine will be mated exclusively to a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission with rev matching capability – employing automatic throttle blips for smoother shifts and power delivery. A new single-mass flywheel reduces clutch inertia by 25 percent versus the previous (European) Type R and a lower final gear ratio is employed to improve acceleration response.
The Civic Type R chassis builds on the major upgrades undertaken for the 10th-generation Civic makeover with model-exclusive spring, damper and bushing settings, a new Dual-Axis front suspension setup with aluminum lower arms and steering knuckles for improved at-the-limit cornering and reduced torque steer; a new four-wheel Adaptive Suspension System with three-chamber dampers; a retuned and adaptive dual-pinion electric power steering system with variable gear ratio; and a helical limited-slip front differential. Mounted to the suspension are 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels shod with 245/30R 20 Continental ContiSportContact 6 performance tires. Decisive stopping power comes from Brembo 4-pot aluminum calipers squeezing 350mm (13.8-inch) cross-drilled rotors at the front. The rear braking system features solid 305mm (12-inch) rotors.
The Type R’s scalpel-sharp responses are further enhanced by a body more rigid than the substantially improved Civic Hatchback on which it’s based – with a 38 percent increase in torsional rigidity and 45 percent gain in bending rigidity versus the previous Civic Type R – enhancing steering response and cornering stability while mitigating body vibration and cabin noise. The improvements are made possible by the application of structural adhesive throughout the body. Ultra-high strength steel is used for 14 percent of the body structure, and the Type R has an aluminum hood, contributing to a 16 kg (35 lb) reduction in body weight versus the previous Type R, and a 7 kg (15 lb) reduction versus the base Civic Hatchback.
The Civic Type R is designed to reward the driver in all driving conditions, on the track and on the street, and features three driving modes: Comfort, Sport (default) and +R. The driver selectable modes adjust steering and throttle response, transmission rev-matching, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and the Adaptive Damper System. Utilizing new, three-chamber dampers, individual stroke sensors and three vehicle-G sensors, the new damper system offers a wider range of variability for ride comfort and dynamic handling response.
The Civic Type R features a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with embedded Honda Navigation system has both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility; and should the driver ever tire of hearing the Type R growl, a 542-watt, 12-speaker audio system with SiriusXM 2.0, HD Radio compatibility is also provided as standard.
Additional interior Type R features include heavily bolstered sports seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift boot, titanium shift knob, aluminum sport pedals, red Type R driver’s meter and serialized Type R plate on the center console.
The Civic Type R will be manufactured by Honda of the U.K. Manufacturing in Swindon, England, with its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine made by Honda of America Mfg. at its Anna, Ohio engine plant using domestic and globally sourced parts.
Specifications and Features Overview
|Engine Type||L-4 2.0L DOHC i-VTEC turbocharged engine with dual valve timing control|
|Horsepower||306 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm|
|Torque||295 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500-4,500 rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed manual transmission|
|Drivetrain||Front wheel drive with limited slip differential|
|Steering||Dual pinion electric power steering with variable ratio and active steering|
|Suspension||Dual axis front strut suspension and independent multilink rear suspension with adaptive damper system|
|Brakes||Front Brembo aluminum four piston calipers with drilled 350mm (13.8-inch) rotor brakes. Rear brakes feature solid 305mm (12-inch) rotors|
|Wheels||20-inch aluminum alloy wheels|
|Tires||245/30R 20 Continental ContiSportContact 6 performance tires|
|· Three-mode driving dynamics control with Comfort, Sport (default) and “+R” modes adjust dampers, steering, throttle response, transmission (rev matching), VSA (vehicle stability assist) and traction control systems|
|· Increased body stiffness over current Civic Hatchback and previous generation Type R|
|· LED headlights, fog lights, brake lights and mirror integrated LED turn signals
· Honda LaneWatch blind spot display
|· High-bolstered sport seats with red/black suede-effect fabric
· Leather wrapped steering wheel
|· Titanium shift knob
· Sport/racing pedals
· Illuminated visors
|· Display Audio with Navi
· Dual Auto HVAC
· XM and HD Radio
|· 12 speaker 542-watt premium audio system
· Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™