The hand-ported DOHC VTEC® 1.6-liter normally aspirated engine developed 182 horsepower at 8,200 rpm – a remarkable output for an engine of its size – and featured a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission and a helical limited-slip differential.
7th Generation Civic – 2001 to 2005 A new second iteration of the Civic Type R arrived early in the new century, based on the 7th-generation Civic platform.
Moreover, the new Civic Type R has claimed the title as the fastest front-wheel-drive production car in the world, based on setting a record lap time of 7 minutes 43.80 seconds on Germany’s 12.9-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife (north loop) on April 7, 2017.
This new Type R also benefits from the fundamental redesign of the 10th-generation Civic body and chassis, which set its sights on luxury-class European C-segment cars with respect to steering, handling, ride quality and high-speed stability.
The Type R was a formidable track car, and was lightened by the omission of interior sound deadening.
It featured red seats and a leather-wrapped MOMO steering wheel.
I’ll also be posting regular pictures and videos of my new Civic Type R during some mountain runs, autocross and track days etc.
in Anna, Ohio, using domestic and globally sourced parts, is the most powerful production Honda automobile engine made in America (surpassed only by the Acura NSX twin turbocharged 90-degree V6, also made in Anna).The first Civic to sport the Type R badge was the 1997 Civic Type R, offered exclusively in Japan.Through the years, the Civic Type R, with its ever-ascending power, handling and performance, has developed a global reputation for ultimate front-wheel drive performance.Enough about all of that though, let’s get to what you’re here for and that’s all of the nitty-gritty details on the baddest and fastest Honda that has ever crossed the pond here to the USA…The all-new 2017 Civic Type R is the fastest, most powerful Honda and the first-ever Honda Type R model to be sold in America.The Civic Type R joins the Civic Sedan – 2016 North American Car of the Year – the Civic Coupe, Civic Hatchback and Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan in rounding out the 10th-generation Civic lineup.The all-new Civic Type R is the second generation of Type R to feature turbocharged power and shares significant elements of its engine design with the 9th-generation Civic Type R sold overseas.I normally don’t cover Honda cars on my blog except for details and drives etc with my S2000. I’ve wanted a Civic Type R since I was 15 years old (I’m 32 now) and saw my first one in a Japanese magazine. Honda made the announcement on March 8th, 2017 that the USA would officially be getting the new 2017 Civic Type R!I then went on the internet and searched for any information I could find on this gem of a car that I then found out isn’t sold here in the USA. As cheesy as it sounds, I don’t recall being this excited about anything that I have ever purchased in the past when it comes to toys and I have a bad addiction with purchasing new “toys” whether it be of the 2-wheel or 4-wheel form.Improvements to the breed include a 38 percent more rigid body, a new multi-link rear suspension, improved aerodynamics for the best balance of aerodynamic drag and lift, and a sports chassis fine-tuned on the circuits of Suzuka, Takasu and Nürburgring.The result is the ultimate in Civic performance, the very best that Honda can produce in a front-wheel-drive performance car.