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Civic Type R

The pinnacle of sports performance just got even hotter.

The Type R badge has adorned various racing-pedigree Honda models over the years. As such the release of a new Type R is not taken lightly. It has to live up to what has come before and take the next innovative step forward. The latest generation Type R does this and more.

The proof is no more evident than it having set a new record for the fastest lap time of any front-wheel drive performance hatchback, at the world-famous Nürburgring in Germany. Its time was more than 7 seconds faster than the previous Type R. So, buckle up because your pulse is about to hit racing mode.

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Honda Civic Type R Range

 

Exterior Features

Performance

Performance

Honda’s cutting-edge technology has propelled the 2018 Civic Type R to exciting new speeds. The 2.0l VTEC DOHC 16V Direct Injection engine is a high-revving, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine that produces a massive 228kW of power and 400Nm of torque. Exhilaration is guaranteed with 0 to 100 km/h in 5,7 seconds, and a top speed of 270 km/h. It also features Honda’s Earth Dreams technology, making it the perfect blend of thrilling performance and excellent fuel economy.

Aerodynamics

Aerodynamics

The key to any heart-pumping driving experience is downforce. Adjustments to various facets of the new Type R’s aerodynamic design, contribute to it being the most dynamic handling version ever. These include a smooth underside for uninterrupted airflow, a front splitter, and a prominent rear wing. All of this results in a best-in-class balance between lift and downforce, and makes for an incredibly stable ride. The exterior makes a bold statement and is designed for superior airflow management with innovative air slats and vortex generating elements.

Adaptive Dampers

Adaptive Dampers

The Adaptive Damping System has been recalibrated and features new three-chamber damper units that increase the damping variability. This makes for a more refined ride without compromising traction and handling. The system reacts in milliseconds and operates each wheel independently for enhanced road contact even on irregular surfaces.

Traction

Traction

When you’re going this fast, superior grip is paramount. Keeping you connected to the road are 245/35 R20 tyres on impressive new larger 20-inch Berlina black alloy wheels. It’s a combination that creates an intimidating look that is accentuated by flared wheel arches and carbon fibre-look sill extensions. Built-in pressure monitors feed information to the digital interface in the cabin for instant feedback on the tyres.

Exhaust

Exhaust

One of the striking features of the new Type R is the triple exhaust system. The two larger outer pipes increase flow rate by as much as 10% compared to previously, while the smaller central pipe improves the exhaust sound at lower revs, and reduces excessive cabin noise at higher revs.

Colour

Interior Features

Transmission

Transmission

Your driving skills get a boost with the addition of rev-matching technology, which has been added to the new 6-speed manual transmission. This prevents unwanted transmission shock due to engine speeds that are too high or low during gear changes. Adding to this is an optimised gear ratio set that further enhances the throttle response, along with a new, single-mass flywheel.

Driving Modes

Driving Modes

The versatility of the new Type-R is even better with its 3-Mode Drive System (Comfort/Sport/+R). The new ‘Comfort’ mode is perfect for every day driving and provides a much softer ride. Flip the console switch to ‘+R’ mode and a host of adjustments kick in that make it track ready and turn the drive into a much more exhilarating experience.

Comfort

Comfort

Sit back and be thrilled. The cabin of the Type R exudes quality and sophistication without losing its motorsport appeal. The new high-backed, signature front sports seats are more comfortable and form hugging, along with being the lightest ever in a Type R. Everything, from the leather-trimmed steering wheel to the carbon fibre inlay to the alloy sport pedals, will keep you in a racing frame of mind.

Display

Display

Driver enlightenment is never far away thanks to the Driver Information Interface (DII). This 7” colour TFT-LCD display in front of the driver, provides all the information you need to track the performance of your Type R: gearshift indicator, boost pressure gauge, G-Meter and lap time recorder to name a few. All of which is controlled by a thumb pad on the multi-function steering wheel.

Entertainment

Entertainment

You can literally keep in touch with all your entertainment using the 7” full-colour touchscreen display. It connects to a Bluetooth® phone system, HDMI and iPod/USB connections and 8 speakers. The system is also Apple CarPlay™ compatible and mirrors your iPhone’s functionality. The screen is also linked to a rear-view camera and parking sensors.

Smart Keyless System

Smart Keyless System

When you live for speed, even getting in and out of your Type R should be quick and easy. The Smart Entry and Push Button Start system means you never have to touch your key and your vehicle even locks itself when you eventually pry yourself away from it.

Safety Features

Airbags

Airbags

Safety is always a high priority with the inclusion of various active and passive safety features. Chief among these are 6 front, side and curtain Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) airbags, which boost the protection for occupants in the event of a collision.

Handling

Handling

Agile Handling Assist (AHA) is a new function that is programmed into the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) unit. This estimates the driver’s intended steering direction line based on the steering angle and steering speed inputs while cornering. This is then used by the VSA to apply variable brake pressure over the wheel to the inside of the corner, making for smoother turning and improved handling.

Lighting

Lighting

LED technology is standard and is featured in the automatic headlights, Daytime Running Lights (DRL’s) and fog lights. The automatic headlights sense environmental lighting and activate when needed depending on the conditions. The DRL’s add to the vehicle’s visibility during the day and also add to its futuristic appearance.

Braking

Braking

To match the incredible power of the engine, the new model features a high performance Brembo brake package, with 9mm larger rear discs and four-piston callipers. This uprated braking system is fully equipped with ABS anti-lock control, electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and emergency brake assist (EBA). Hill Start Assist (HSA) also makes driving off from an incline safer. It’s all about start quickly, stop quickly.

Specifications

 

Type 2.0 DOHC 16V VTEC Turbo with Earth Dreams Technology
Displacement (cm3) 1996
Fuel supply system PGM-Fi (Direct Injection)
Electronic throttle control o
Power (kW @ r/min) 228kW/6500rpm
Torque (Nm @ r/min) 400Nm/2500-4500rpm
Valves per cylinder 4
Catalytic converter o
Limited slip differential Std
Compression ratio 9.8 : 1
Bore and stroke (mm) 86.0 x 85.9
Exhaust system Triple-exit exhaust
CO2 emissions (g/km) 200
Fuel type Unleaded Petrol (95)
Acceleration (0-100km/h) 5.8
Maximum speed (km/h) 272
Fuel consumption (93/116/EC) ~
- Combined (l/100km) 8.4
Drive wheels: ~
- Drive type Front
Gears 6
Gearbox type 6-Speed Manual with Rev-Match Control
Type ~
- Front Dual Axis McPherson Strut
- Rear Multi-link
Active Damper System o
Type Dual-Pinion, Variable-Ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS)
Turning radius at body (m) 6.28
Brakes
Type ~
- Front (mm) 350mm cross-drilled/ventilated discs (4 caliper Brembo)
- Rear (mm) 305mm solid rear discs
Wheel size - ~
- Front 20" x 8.5J
- Rear 20" x 8.5J
Wheel type alloy
Tyre size - ~
- Front 245/30 ZR20
- Rear 245/30 ZR20
Spare wheel (Temporary tyre repair kit ONLY)
Length overall (mm) 4557
Width overall (mm) - excluding door mirror 1877
Height overall (mm) - excluding antenna top 1434
Wheelbase (mm) 2699
Track / Tread (mm) ~
- Front 1599
- Rear 1593
Ground clearance (mm) 126
Tare mass (kg) 1356
Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) (kg) 1760
Boot capacity to window (l) - ~
seat down (litres,VDA) 780
seat up (litres, VDA) 414
Fuel tank capacity (l) 47
Seating capacity 4
Front grille Type R grille
Body coloured door handles o
Body coloured side mirrors o
Body coloured bumpers ~
- Front Type R
- Rear Type R bumper and rear diffuser
Parking sensors - front and rear o
Micro antenna Shark fin antenna
Tailgate spoiler Wing tailgate spoiler
Seating and Interior Styling ~
Seat material Front - Suede / Rear- black fabric
Seat trim Front - Suede / Rear- black fabric
Seats 4
Floor mats Type R carpets
Adjustable seats ~
- Lever type o
Driver's foot rest o
Armrests Front
Leather gear knob o
Aluminium style pedals o
Entertainment / Infotainment ~
Bluetooth® - Hands Free Telephone (HFT) o
Multi-information display o
Onboard computer o
TFT digital driver interface o
Trip computer o
Outside temperature display o
Front loading single CD/ RDS radio sound system CD, Radio and MP3 7" Touch screen display audio
Apple CarPlay compatible o
Satellite Navigation Integrated
Speakers ~
- Front x2
- Rear x2
- Tweeters x4
Speed sensitive volume compensation o
USB connection (iPod) 2 USB and HDMI Connectivitity
Cupholders ~
- Centre console o
- Bottle holders o
Centre console box o
Retractable tonneau cover o
Seat back pockets o
Split folding rear seats (60/40) o
Instruments and Controls ~
3-Mode driving system (Comfort/Sport/+R) o
Shift Indicator Light (SIL) o
Electric Parking Brake (EPB) o
Engine 'Start' button o
Walk away auto lock o
Multi-function steering wheel ~
- Material Leather
- Trip computer buttons o
- Audio o
- Cruise control with speed Limiter o
- Bluetooth® o
Air conditioning ~
Automatic Dual Zone Automatic
- Dual-zone climate control o
- Dust and pollen filter o
Rear quarter window privacy glass o
Electric windows ~
- Front o
- Rear o
- Auto up and down All
Cruise control o
Side mirrors ~
- Electric o
- Folding o
- Heated o
- Body colour o
- Integrated indicators o
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment o
Rear wiper o
Rear window demister o
Headlight adjuster Auto
Engine start system Start/Stop Button
Outside temperature meter o
Rear view camera o
Parking sensors ~
- Front o
- Rear o
Other ~
12V accessory socket ~
- Front o
Interior lighting o
Shift Indicator System (SIL) o
Map lights o
Glove box light o
Ignition switch light o
Ambient lights o
Trunk light o
Convenience lights ~
- Middle o
- Rear o
Illuminated vanity mirrors o
Active Safety ~
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) o
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) o
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) o
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) o
Automatic brake hold o
Hill Start Assist (HSA) o
Agile Handling Assist (AHA) o
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) o
Headlight type LED
Emergency stop light system o
Motion adaptive electric power steering o
High-mounted brake light LED brake light
Auto headlights o
Adjustable headlight height o
Head Light Auto off timer o
Fog lights ~
- Front o
Warning buzzer - headlight on o
Rain sensing windscreen wipers o
Front intermittent wiper o
LED Day Time Running Lights o
Passive Safety ~
Advanced Compatibility Engineering body (ACE) o
Dual front SRS airbag system x2
Dual side SRS airbag system x2
Dual curtain SRS airbag system x2
Passenger airbag cut off switch o
3-point ELR inertia-reel seat belts x4
Seatbelt pretensioning system ~
- Front o
Height adjustable seatbelt anchors Front
ISOFix child seat anchors - rear o
Seatbelt warning o
Warning light - door open o
Warning light - boot open o
Childproof door locks o
Alarm system o
Rolling code ECU engine immobiliser o
Remote keyless entry Smart Entry
Central locking o
Auto locking (motion sensing) o
Selective unlocking ~
Keyless tailgate unlock o
Headlight and ignition key reminder o
Warranty (km) 5years/200000km
Service plan (km) 5years/90000km
Service intervals (km) 10000km
AA Roadside Assist 3 Year

Price

Model RangeModel DerivativeBase Price (Manual)Base Price (Automatic)
Civic Type R Civic Type R R627 900 -

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