Building on Honda's heritage of developing high-performance cars, the Type R shares the same fundamentals as the new 10th generation Civic.
Unlike previous Type R's, this one wasn't an after thought of the standard road going Civic, it was designed first. 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.
hello to the most powerful, fastest accelerating, front-wheel-drive car we’ve
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.
Raw power from a refined yet high revving 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO engine will trigger all your senses. It’s the most extreme, high-performance engine we've ever built for a Type R and it is complemented by three new driving modes: ‘Comfort’, ‘Sport’ and a track-focused ‘+R’ mode. They allow you to adapt the Type R's response to different surfaces and conditions - whether on the road or the racetrack.
Designed for the pursuit of performance,
the muscular shape is as dramatic as
it is functional. Every sculpted line
and aerodynamic detail work together
optimising airflow, boosting down-force
and providing improved handling and high
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.
The wing spoiler is the Type R’s signature feature, improving aerodynamic performance by providing the right amount of downforce without increasing drag. The aluminium bonnet is 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.
The steering response and cornering ability of the Type R has been greatly enhanced by a new high rigidity body frame and all new suspension system. These work together to deliver razor sharp handling and maximise power transfer to the road.
The front MacPherson strut suspension is set up to reduce torque steer
and optimise handling, whilst the new rear independent multi-link
suspension system enhances stability under braking and minimises the
total roll movement of the car. The suspension system is augmented by
an Adaptive Damper System and limited-slip differential which maximise
control and stability for a more engaging drive.
Take a closer look by using our interior and exterior tours