THE LEGACY OF THE TYPE R CIVIC

EK9 Civic Type R 99-01

The first Civic to receive the Type R badge was introduced in August 1997, as the EK9. The EK9 shared many characteristics with the Integra Type R DC2/ JDM DB8 such as omission of sound deadening and other weight-reduction measures, a hand-ported B16B engine, front helical limited-slip differential and close ratio gearbox. The B16B engine boasted one of the highest power output per litre of all time for a naturally-aspirated engine with 185 PS (136 kW; 182 hp) from 1.6L of engine displacement.

EK9 Civic Type R

EP3 Civic Type R 01-05

In 2001 Honda introduced the next generation of the Civic Type R (EP3) as a unique 3-door hatchback to the UK market, which was manufactured in Swindon, England. This EDM (European Domestic Market) Civic Type R featured a 200 PS (150 kW; 200 hp) 2.0L i-VTEC engine (K20A2) and the regular Type R treatment of seam welding, close ratio 6-speed transmission and uprated brakes, but did not include some of the other higher-end features, such as the helical LSD and red Recaro race-seats, that were standard in the previous generation EK9. However, Honda of Japan marketed a JDM (Japanese domestic market) version of the EP3 (which was exclusively manufactured in Swindon, UK and was shipped to Japan), which retained the highly renowned helical LSD similar to that of the EK9 and red Recaro race-seats. Other differences included a more track-oriented chassis/undercarriage settings as compared to the EDM, as well as a 215 PS (158 kW; 212 hp) i-VTEC engine (K20A) had a fully balanced crankshaft assembly with different intake manifold, exhaust manifold, higher-lift camshafts, higher-compression pistons, chrome-moly flywheel and ECU programming. All of the Japan-spec K20A Type-R powertain were built in Japan and shipped to the Swindon plant to be installed in the Japan-spec Type-R EP3. The JDM EP3 was also available in the traditional Type R championship white while the EDM was not. The EDM has more relaxed gear ratios and some high rpm torque traded for low rpm torque compared to the JDM . The JDM Civic was said to be the better of the two.

JDM EP3 Type R

FD2/FN2 Civic type R 06-11

At the time, 2006’s FN2 Type R was called a disappointment. Much the same drivetrain as served in the EP3 met a larger, wider chassis and more weight.Available in 2 forms, one for the European market and one for the Japanese, the new Type-R is built on two separate chassis FD2 and the FN2. This was the first time when the Type-R was sold as a sedan and not just a 3-door hatchback. The Japanese version had more power than the European car, with 225 hp being developed at 8,000 rpm as opposed to the 201 hp at 7,000 rpm developed by the European model.

Honda Civic FN2

Hodna Civic FD2

FK2 Civic Type R 15-17

The Honda Civic Type R is powered by K20C1 Direct Fuel Injection 2.0-litre VTEC Turbocharged engine with Earth Dreams Technology. An R+ button is provided to increase the responsiveness of the chassis, throttle and engine for enhanced driving thrills. Maximum power is 228 kW (310 PS; 306 bhp) at 6500 RPM and maximum torque of 400 N·m (300 lb·ft) at 2500–4500 RPM. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with a factory equipped plate-style limited slip differential. Honda quotes that the Type R does 0–62 mph in 5.7 second although users reached it in 5.2 seconds and produced a 1/4 mile time of 14.2s at 105.6 mph (169.9 km/h). It has a top speed of 167 mph (269 km/h)

FK2 Civic

FK8 Civic Type R 17- present

The latest addition to the linage carries the FK8 codename and is based off the hatchback version of the current-generation Civic. Even before going into full production, the FK8 has made the greatest introduction of itself possible, by re-writing the Nurburgring Nordschleife’s record lap time for a front-wheel driven vehicle.

Engine: 2.0-litre, Inline-4 Transverse, Turbocharged Petrol

Power: 320 PS @ 6,500 rpm

Torque: 400 Nm @ 2,500 – 5,500 rpm

Transmission: 6-speed manual, FWD

Safety: 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, LSD, ISOFIX, Electronic Stability Control, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control,

Information sourced from - www.carlist.my/news/review-2017-honda-civic-type-r-fk8-making-320ps-work-fwd/46440/

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