Every time you step into the Civic Type R, you wield exhilarating racing performance tuned on the racetrack.
The blistering time of 07:50.63 was made possible by the Type R’s all-new, direct-injected, turbocharged 2.0 litre i-VTEC petrol engine. It delivers hair-raising power, torque and performance – accelerating from 0-62mph in just 5.7 seconds, all the way to a top speed of 167mph.
The Civic Type R red lines at 306bhp at 7,000rpm. And with its peak torque at 400Nm, you’ll experience performance greater than any Civic Type R ever built.
The Civic Type R’s red-lit sports dials help you keep track of your revs and speed.
The latest incarnation of the Civic Type R is the first of its breed to come equipped with the ‘+R’ button. Press it when you’re ready to race; it adjusts engine torque-mapping, steering, and the suspension dampers for maximised performance and an intensified driving experience that you can really feel.
We’ve used all of our expertise in motor racing to develop the new Civic Type R.
Honda’s barn-storming return to WTCC in 2013 not only saw us collect an armful of trophies, it also helped us to gather knowledge for our newest Type R. Our development team took away vital analysis and feedback from the track about performance and styling, which helped to shape what would become the ‘racing car for the road’.
When the Civic Type R development model was finally built, we spent many hours, days and weeks testing it out on our track at Tochigi in Japan. This meant torturing the engine until we found its very limits.
Once the team was happy with the way the engine was performing, it was off to Germany to see how the Type R fared on one of the world’s trickiest racetracks – the Nurburgring. Our WTCC racing driver Gabriele Tarquini put the car through its paces, where the design team tested how the race-inspired aerodynamics affected the car’s performance and handling.
“I was really impressed by the power and the torque of the engine, but also by the set-up. The car is very pointed on the front and very fast to change direction. This car is very close to my racing car and you can feel very well the DNA of Type R.” – Gabriele Tarquini.
Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) automatically recognises road signs and displays them via the Intelligent Multi Information Display, so you always know exactly what you’ve just passed.
The Civic Type R has been fitted with airbags all round, including curtain airbags. Known as Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), the airbags offer you greatly enhanced protection while out on the road.
Lane Departure Warning detects the road markings. If the car strays from your current lane without indicating, the system alerts you with audible and visual warnings.
We’ve introduced a Honda-first radar technology called Blind Spot Information, which can automatically detect vehicles where your vision is restricted.
All kinds of bumps and knocks can happen in car parks or even on your own driveway. CTBA is a laser radar system that scans ahead, automatically applying the brakes if a risk of a possible collision is detected.