The sheer thrill of driving was the prime reason for the creation of this car. Designed from the ground up, with a sleek, smooth and aerodynamic shape, the award-winning Civic Type R range has been expanded with two new variants – Limited Edition and Sport Line.
Close in the slipstream of the Civic Type R GT is its new sporty sibling, the Honda Civic Type R Sport Line. Everything about it is Type R, with lower body panels and 19” alloys that further underline its lineage and DNA.
Starting with its sporty 20″ alloys, together with full LED headlight clusters and daytime running lights, the Type R GT has been given a cleaner styling direction. Yet the true source of the car’s athletic character lies under the hood; a super-efficient and powerful VTEC 2.0-litre Turbo engine, capable of producing 320 PS. The addition of Active Sound Control (ASC), which features individual settings for Type R’s Sport, +R and Comfort driving modes, helps reduce noise levels and vibration – eliminating distractions so that you can focus on the road.
The face of change
The Type R GT has a purposeful look. From the front, the lower deck and the newly designed air intake side grilles show off its racing roots.
The Type R GT’s lines flow from front to back. Advanced aerodynamics present an uncompromising look; this is a car that gives you the most exhilarating driving experience.
The hot hatch
A sight that’s unmistakably Type R, with new rear bumper design and the iconic triple-exhaust pipes, it’s a view of a car that loves to be in front.
UNIQUELY TYPE R
The purposeful exterior of the Type R is matched only by its dramatic cockpit, a place designed to make your heart beat faster, even before you press the engine start button.
Its motorsport inspired interior has everything you need just where you need it, with clear, easy to read gauges, alloy gear shift knob and a Type R plaque showing your car’s individual serial number.
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It may have a motorsport feel but it’s not lacking in equipment or comfort. From your race-inspired seat, you are surrounded by premium soft touch materials, climate control, cruise control, electronic parking brake and a new 7” touch-screen Honda CONNECT in-car audio and information system.
We have put the driver at the very heart of our thinking with a selection of driving modes: Comfort, Sport and track focused +R. Each mode sets the throttle response, the adaptive dampers, the steering force and feeling of the gear shift, to give the new Type R three different personalities.
The +R mode unleashes the Type R’s track orientated potential. It changes the instrument panel display, traction control settings, throttle response and firms up the steering and adaptive dampers, giving you a more direct driving experience.
In motorsport, success is often measured in fractions of a second. This is why tiny details can make big differences to performance and handling. The Civic Type R is no exception; it’s packed with details such as the front air curtain and rear diffuser which enhance the car’s performance, whilst the clever roof mounted vortex generators guide air over the back of the car for a more efficient airflow. At the same time as being passionate about performance we are committed to keeping you safe, which is why a great deal of clever engineering is at work in the new Type R.
As you’d expect from a member of the Civic family, the Type R comes with a host of safety technologies including the latest Honda SENSING suite that includes a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist System and Traffic Sign Recognition
High performance technology requires unique, motorsport inspired features such as brake cooling vents, aerodynamic rear wing, lightweight aluminium vented bonnet and centre mounted triple outlet exhaust.
This signature feature improves aerodynamic performance by providing the right amount of downforce without increasing drag.
Aerodynamically shaped to cut through the air, its weight saving construction with a strategically positioned vent channels air into the engine bay to help everything keep cool.
Front vents and front bumper
The airflow underneath the car increases stability too. The low pressure literally ‘sucks’ the Type R on to the tarmac to give you extra confidence at high speed.
These lenses with LED lights are sculptures in glass. Not only do they provide brilliance at night, but naturally contribute to the aerodynamics of Type R.
This unique exhaust system increases performance at higher revs and emits a glorious note from the high powered VTEC TURBO engine.
These small fins create a whirlpool that efficiently draws the air over and away from the rear of the car, reducing drag.
Exceptional stopping power in the shape of Brembo calipers with 350mm discs at the front and 305mm at the rear.
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