The new Honda Civic Type R is pure performance. Covered in signature red cowling, the 2-litre VTEC turbocharged engine churns out 320 PS and 400 Nm. Mated to a supremely direct 6-speed manual gearbox, 0-100 km/h is dispatched in 5.8 seconds while top speed is 272 km/h. The specially-tuned centre-exit triple exhaust system bellows a throaty growl with every prod of the throttle while 20-inch black alloy wheels and high-performance tyres frame the large, red Brembo front brake calipers that endow the car with strong, fade-free stopping performance. The Adaptive Damper System actively controls the suspension for everything from smooth cruising on the highway to fast-lapping track action.
With its capability for high speeds, the Civic Type R is equipped with special aero body parts such as the front splitter, front air curtain, vented front fenders, functional side skirts, vortex generators, rear wing and rear diffuser, all of which contribute to the car’s supreme aerodynamic prowess. Like the exterior, the cabin is special. Every one sports a unique serial number printed on a metal plaque below the aluminium shift knob. As the car is meant for use on race tracks as well, race-inspired items such as lightweight bucket front seats in red and black suede-effect fabric, sports pedals, flat-bottomed steering wheel and aluminium shift knob offer an obvious connection to Honda’s motorsports heritage.
The Civic Type R is also equipped with customisable digital meters which display boost pressure, G-force, lap times, rev limit and throttle/brake input in real-time so you can maximise your track performance and three drive modes (Comfort, Sport and +R) which will automatically re-tune the suspension, throttle response and steering to optimise every experience behind the wheel depending on which one you select.
Our Honda Civic Type R is the GT spec and it comes with additional features such as auto headlights and wipers, parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, blind spot information and cross traffic alert, Honda Connect infotainment with 7-inch touchscreen and 11-speaker premium audio, wireless charging and Garmin satellite navigation system.