Three films that explain everything you need to know about the performance and handling of the Honda Civic Type R.
DESIGNED FROM A DREAM
"I have always loved cars since I was a small child"
"Our vision for the Civic Type R was manoeuvrability that the driver can put their complete confidence in; and it would make the driver feel like they could keep driving it forever.” It was a dream that came true – in the shape of a Type R. Created with high levels of comfort, unrivalled interior space and track-inspired styling to match its top performance.
Hideki Kakinuma, Civic Type R Assistant Large Project Leader.
Pulsating power, visceral performance.
Building on Honda's heritage of developing high-performance cars, the Type R shares the same fundamentals as the new 10th generation Civic. Re-engineered from the ground up to deliver the most invigorating and exciting drive in the hot-hatch arena – both on the road and on the race track. Say hello to the most powerful, fastest accelerating, front-wheel-drive car we’ve ever built.
BODY AND SOUL
20 inch Alloy wheels
420 litres of boot space
A lithe and muscular look.
It’s stunningly sleek, yet at the same time, aggressively sporty. The Type R has been developed with superior aerodynamics in mind – a physique to minimise drag and lift – as well as head turning looks.
New 20" alloys, unique to the Type R, complement the aggressive sport styling . The car sits low and has a mean look with 245/30 ZR20 tyres that fill the wheel arches perfectly. The body is hard to ignore, designed with short overhangs and taut lines that manage the airflow – over and under the car – for increased high-speed stability.
The Type R doesn’t hide its personality - from taillight to headlight, it’s a car built to drive. The airflow is kept as close to the body as possible; this equates to increased downforce, less drag and reduced turbulence. Shaped to cut through the air like an arrow - designed to cut lap times too.
WINNING THE SPACE RACE
It’s no illusion, it’s for real.
The Civic Type R comes with class-leading interior space, a low centre of gravity, more headroom and a more engaging driving position. The new high-backed racing seats – specially shaped with revised bolsters and cushion pads – are the lightest Type R seats ever created.
When you’re not laying down rubber on a circuit, the Type R has a practical side as well. Imagine a weekend away with a few friends; the Type R’s large boot can easily take all your driving kit and weekend bags.
Redesigned and reshaped specifically for the Type R, these sport seats provide comfort and support in all driving conditions. The Type R invites you to push it with the low seating position and eye-catching red interior detail.
Stay in touch with all the things you love, like your family, your music and your friends.
Using Bluetooth®, or USB connection, you can access information and playlists on your smartphone. You can also transfer your phone’s interface – via Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ – to the 7” touchscreen to access apps allowing you to make calls and send and receive messages when the car is stationary*.
The pre-installed internet-based AHA™ audio player also lets you connect to your favourite music stations, podcasts and news services. When the car is stationary, you can even watch a movie via HDMI.
Using voice recognition via Bluetooth® you can access information such as playlists stored on your smartphone. You can easily select the function you need from the icons that are clearly displayed on the Honda CONNECT 7” touchscreen.
THE FINER POINTS
This is what makes the Type R a race car for the road.
The Type R responds instantly to the driver, no hesitation.
At its heart is a soul-stirring 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO engine. It’s raw, it’s powerful, it produces 320 PS (400Nm of torque) and a large dose of adrenaline when you hear the mighty roar of the triple-exit exhaust.
Depending on your input, the Type R can be tamed or unleashed. Whichever drive mode is selected it constantly analyses speed, roll and G-force – for different road and track conditions – then adjusts the adaptive suspension dampers, steering force, gearshift feeling and throttle response to suit.
THE TEETH OF THE BEAST
Sharper shifting all the way to top gear - and down again
The Civic Type R’s new six-speed manual transmission allows us to give you our most invigorating acceleration ever. This car will take hold of your emotions and won't let go.
The new rev match control system ensures no compromise in the Type R’s intimate, 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.
The best thing about the exhilarating combination of an all-new transmission and turbocharged engine is the time (5.8 seconds) that it takes to go from 0 to 62mph. Enjoy it - while it lasts!
For the ‘old school’ heel-toe technique, the rev matching can be switched off if you wish.
The rev-matching transmission provides you with quick shifting in all three driving modes.
The Type R has a stiffer chassis and a completely new suspension system.
The Type R’s torsional strength has been increased by 38% and the dynamic benefit of this is its determined and purposeful performance. With intimate contact between you, the car and the road you can drive with total confidence.
A race-tuned ride
The front MacPherson strut suspension system is revised for the Civic Type R with new geometry to minimise torque steer and maximise sports handling. This car hugs the road and doesn’t protest when you ask for more power.
At the rear, the new multi-link arrangement is improved by the unique, high-rigidity independent suspension arms. Altogether, it provides an incredibly surefooted driving performance.
The ultimate road test for the Type R was at the famous Nürburgring circuit.
Tight to the apex and accelerate out; the Type R sticks to its line through fast sweeping corners.
The Civic Type R has advanced safety features designed to keep you and your passengers safe.
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 reducing your speed to help minimise the severity of any impact.
Lane Keeping Assist System
Helps keep you in the middle of your lane and reduces the need for steering correction movements and driving effort; it provides a less stressful driving experience, particularly on the motorway.
Traffic Sign Recognition
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.
Intelligent Speed Limiter
Cleverly combines the existing adjustable speed limiter function with the Traffic Sign Recognition system. It automatically sets the speed limit to that which the Traffic Sign Recognition system detects.
SELECT YOUR DRIVE
The Type R can growl, or roar, whenever the mood takes you.