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Front facing view of Type R 2.0 VTEC TURBO on track
Front facing view of Type R 2.0 VTEC TURBO on track

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PURE PERFORMANCE

The Type R has an exciting 2.0 VTEC TURBO engine, a new data logging feature, three selective drive modes and lighter brakes. All this working together, with an upgraded and advanced suspension system, delivers exhilarating performance all the way to the redline.

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New performance datalogger

For the first time ever – in any Honda – we've introduced a new performance data logger, and it’s exclusive to the Civic Type R. It’s called LogR. It features three main functions and combines the Type R’s onboard computer and sensors with a smartphone app to help drivers monitor and record a variety of performance parameters to help improve your driving skills on and off the track.

Watch it drive

When connected to your smartphone, via the app, the Type R’s centre screen displays a Performance Monitor, which allows you to view the vehicle as you drive. It displays important engine information too, along with gear positions. You can also choose between a “G-Meter” view that indicates acceleration, braking and cornering, or a “3D” view that provides an aerial view of these movements in action.

When seconds count

Quite simply, Log Mode has been designed to help you achieve the best possible lap times on a track and to improve your skill. Using GPS, the app encourages smooth driving by displaying a colour-coded trace of each lap. It’s a great way to see your lines and encourage smooth use of the clutch, gear shift, steering, brakes and accelerator. Drivers can save lap times for comparison in future.

Your daily drive

Auto Score helps to improve your routine daily driving skill by keeping track of acceleration, deceleration, turning and straight-line driving. The Auto Score function encourages safer, smoother driving and is not for chasing down lap times associated with the LogR mode. It also stores a historical record to show a progression of driving improvement.

Feel the surge

The Type R responds instantly with its powerful, hard-charging 2.0-litre VTEC Turbo engine. It has a peak power output of 320PS at 6,500rpm, and peak torque is 400Nm from 2,500rpm to 4,500rpm. When you hear the raw exhaust note, combined with Active Sound Control (ASC) that boosts engine sound through the audio system’s speakers, you’ll get  a large dose of adrenalin too.

The teeth of the beast

Sharper shifting through its six gears, the Civic Type R’s manual transmission provides you with the most invigorating acceleration ever. Then, there’s the rev match control system that delivers a rewarding connection with the driver. It works progressively in all driving modes, allowing you to execute seamless gear shifts without any shift shock - just like a pro. This car will take hold of your emotions and won't let go.

Stopping power

To dissipate heat and reduce brake fade, the Civic Type R features an upgraded, lighter braking system. With two-piece floating front brake discs and all-new brake pads, you’ll experience better on-track performance with a more immediate feel through the brake pedal.

Stay on your line

The Adaptive Damper System’s control software now calculates road conditions faster, resulting in improved damper reactions for a sharper handling response. The front and rear bushings have been upgraded along with stiffer rear suspension arms for better toe-in characteristics when cornering. The result is sharper steering feel and better control, this car hugs the road and doesn’t protest when you ask it for more power.

DRIVE SAFE

The Type R range comes with advanced safety features designed to keep you and your passengers safe.

Rear three-quarter facing Honda Civic Type R outside.

Collision Mitigation Braking System

If there is a possibility of a collision with a vehicle or a pedestrian, this feature will alert you to the danger as well as reduce your speed to help minimise the severity of any impact.

Forward Collision Warning

Forward Collision Warning will alert you to the possibility of a low-speed collision. This helpful safety system will inform you with audible and visual alerts displayed on the dashboard while your Civic Type R decelerates and stops without you having to keep your foot on the brake.

Lane Keeping Assist

The Lane Keeping Assist System provides a less stressful driving experience, especially on motorways, by keeping the car in the middle of the lane. This is overridden when the indicator is used.

Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning

The Traffic Sign Recognition System identifies traffic signs and relays this information to you via a visual display. Two signs can be displayed at any one time.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control maintains a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. If a vehicle in an adjacent lane intends to cut in front of you, your Honda predicts this and adjusts the speed automatically – only resuming to the set speed when the danger has passed.

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