The Honda Civic Type R has consistently punched above its weight since the current generation arrived in , outdoing its key rivals again and again. So when time came to give it a subtle update, Honda took the sensible route keeping a light touch, while introducing a few new derivatives along the way. As part of its update, the Honda introduced two further variants which sat on either side of the scale in terms of focus, with the Sport Line removing the wing, but adding more sound deadening and a smaller set of inch wheels and Michelin PS4 rubber. As well as the fab yellow paintwork and forged wheel design, also came less interior deadening and an even more intense and distilled Type R experience.
2021 Honda Civic Type R
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Although it also found itself attached to limited runs of the NSX supercar as well as the larger Honda Accord , the Type R truly made a name for itself in the trenches of the street-racing scene, where sport compact fans embraced the high-revving engines and stout drivelines that came packaged with the array of Integra and Civic models it represented. This is even more impressive given that most Type R offerings were never sold in North America, and instead filtered here in the form of grey-market imports and chopped-up drivetrain swaps. Although the original Honda Integra Type R featured a number of changes from model year to model year, the concept remained the same: a hand-assembled four-cylinder engine delivering just under horsepower to the front wheels, a stupendously-balanced chassis, and a stripped-down equipment list to ensure a low curb weight. A long list of engine upgrades allowed it to push out about 25 horsepower more than the next-step-down Integra GS-R, revving to a heady 8, rpm accompanied by the then-life changing VTEC variable valve timing system. Although its engine was smaller than that of the Integra 1.
2022 Honda Civic Type R Will Be More Powerful and Look Less Crazy
Honda gave us a glimpse at the 11th-generation Civic sedan as a prototype, confirming that it'll be available as sedan, hatchback, Si, and Type R models. We're most excited about the latter, not only because the current-gen Type R is one of our favorite hot hatches but because, as previewed by the sedan prototype, the new model will have a more mature appearance compared with the current model's more obnoxious, juvenile looks. And it should be more powerful. That new look—much like the kid who returns from summer break having outgrown the braces, greasy hair, and zits—will mature, borrowing design cues from the Accord.
Value does not include freight, PDI, applicable taxes, license, registration, levies and fees. The Type R is built to conquer every curve, with an innovative dual-axis front suspension and limited-slip differential for optimal torque through turns. An expanded grille opening allows for better engine cooling, while a new two-piece front brake disc design helps improve brake cooling. In piano black with red accents, the 20" aluminum-alloy wheels grab as much attention as they do asphalt.