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Civic Type R Specifications

10th January 2017 Civic, Honda articles, Journal, Latest, News, Newsflash

Honda Launches Civic Type R Black Edition To Commemorate Last 100

Honda Launches Civic Type R Black Edition To Commemorate Last 100

  • Black Edition to feature different interior and exterior red flashes on spoiler
  • Production of current Civic Type R now finished
  • Only 2,500 current Civic Type R to be on UK roads

Honda has today unveiled a Black Edition of the Civic Type R. Commemorating the last of the current Civic Type R to come off the production line, this version is limited to the last 100 cars to come off the production line and Honda is expecting the version to become a true collector’s item.

Honda Civic Type R Black Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Already on their way to dealers across the country, the Civic Type R Black Edition features a predominantly black interior with red accents which add to the premium cabin feel, whilst the exterior is differentiated from the standard version by red rear wing end plates on the spoiler.

Honda Civic Type R Black Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With production of the current Civic Type R at Honda’s factory in Swindon now finished, the factory is gearing up for the next generation Civic, which goes on sale in March, and the new Civic Type R version, which is expected to hit retail forecourts in the latter half of this year.

With pricing based on the existing GT model at £32,300 OTR, Honda is expecting the Civic Type R Black Edition to sell out quickly.

Billed as a ‘race car for the road’, the British built Honda Civic Type R is powered by the most extreme and high-performing Type R engine ever built. The direct-injected turbocharged 2.0 litre VTEC TURBO petrol engine delivers outstanding power, torque and performance figures for the front-wheel drive hot hatch segment. Peak power output is 310 PS at 6,500 rpm, and peak torque is 400 Nm at 2,500 rpm – both higher than for any previous Honda Civic Type R model.

Honda Civic Type R Black Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Webb, head of cars at Honda UK, commented: “There are only going to be 2,500 of the current Civic Type Rs on UK roads, so the car is going to be pretty special as it is – but with the addition of this special limited run of 100 Black Editions to the product line up and owners will have a real collectors piece on their hands.”

Civic Hatchback Prototype

Prototype of the next-generation Civic hatchback makes global premiere at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

• Assertive stance and provocative new design establishes 10th generation as the sportiest Civic ever
• Low, wide proportions and long wheelbase promise engaging driving dynamics while maximising interior space
• First European vehicle to be available with Honda’s all-new 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO petrol engines with further improvements made to existing 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine
• New Civic hatchback will be available in Europe early in 2017 and will be built at Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM)

The next-generation Civic hatchback makes its global debut in prototype form at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The design of the prototype heralds a significant step-change from previous versions of Honda’s core European model, focusing on provocative design and rewarding driving dynamics.

Jean-Marc Streng, General Manager of Honda Motor Europe, Automobile Division, commented: “The Civic is a core model for Europe with a strong sales and manufacturing heritage in the region. For many European customers, Civic is synonymous with the Honda brand. The all-new Civic hatchback continues this tradition, and we hope will continue to be a key volume pillar for the European business. We are excited to be developing this next generation model and look forward to its introduction in early 2017.”

A distinctive design and sportier Civic

The all-new Civic hatchback will be 30 mm wider, 20 mm lower and 130 mm longer than the current generation. New larger and wider wheels and tyres give a feeling of an assured stance, while the long wheelbase, short overhangs and sleek cabin area further add to the dynamic feel of the exterior.

At the front of the car, a short overhang with large air intakes presents a sharp and aggressive interpretation of Honda’s family face. LED headlights and daytime running lights flow from beneath the boldly sculpted bonnet into accentuated wheel arches.

The sleek and swept-back body lines continue along the side of the car with a swage line that incorporates front and rear door handles before culminating in the distinctive C-shaped LED rear lights. A second, lower character line extends from behind the front wheels up through the doors and meets the rear wheel arches, emphasising the car’s dynamic forward-leaning stance. At the rear, the bumper incorporates angular creases and vents, designed to echo the aggressively styled nature of the rest of the car.

Daisuke Tsutamori, Project Leader for the styling of the Prototype provides an insight into how the distinctive design was conceived and realised: “We knew that we needed to create a striking and stand-out exterior design that challenged conventional European compact styling while staying true to the original Civic’s core values. The result is a marriage of distinctive and sporty design, rewarding driving dynamics and versatile practicality.”

New turbocharged powertrain options deliver improved driving experience

The all-new Civic Hatchback will feature a range of three powertrain options: 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO petrol engines, and a revised 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel unit. Civic will be the first European model to feature the two all-new petrol engines.

The all-new engines are part of Honda’s growing Earth Dreams Technology range and aim to deliver a combination of dynamic performance, a class-leading output for their displacement and excellent fuel economy.

Based on a completely new engine structure and harnessing newly developed turbo systems, the petrol engines feature variable valve motion technology to reduce friction and achieve class-leading output and environmental performance. A turbocharger with a low moment of inertia and high responsiveness, together with direct injection technology seek to achieve an optimum balance between high output and torque, above those of conventional naturally-aspirated engines.

A revised version of Honda’s popular and efficient 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel engine – unique to European Honda vehicles– will be offered alongside the two new petrol engines. The common rail turbo-diesel unit incorporates extensive technologies that reduce friction, improve emissions and increase fuel economy. The engine features a small, high-efficiency turbocharger, low-pressure EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) system and a high-intake flow, high-swirl cylinder head port. A new high-strength, lightweight slender crankshaft and all-aluminium, open-deck, high-pressure, die-cast engine block makes the unit lightweight while ensuring high levels of durability.

10th generation Civic hatchback to be built in Europe and exported globally

Honda’s European production facility, Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM), will become the global production hub for the 10th generation Civic hatchback. Honda has confirmed investment of €270m in new production technologies and processes to prepare for the new model, which will be exported around the world, including the US. The investment is part of a long-term vision for the European plant in Honda’s global operations.

Jason Smith, Director of HUM, commented, “By establishing HUM as a global production facility for the all-new Civic hatchback, Honda is demonstrating its long-term commitment to manufacturing in the UK and Europe.

This is incredibly important for HUM and is a reward for the commitment and effort put in by Honda associates in recent years. As a global production facility for the Civic hatchback we look forward to making the most of the opportunity to export this model not only to our European customers, but also to key global markets.”

8th February 2016 BTCC, Civic, Latest, Newsflash, Uncategorized

Andy Neate to Join 2016 Honda Works BTCC Team

Andy Neate has signed with Team Dynamics to take the third driver position in the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. Partnering with triple champion Matt Neal and double champion Gordon ‘Flash’ Shedden, Neate will be driving a third factory Honda Civic Type R.

With the third car licence announced at the tail end of last year, today’s announcement ends speculation on the driver joining the championship winning team.

Having claimed the double last year with both the drivers and manufacturers championships, with Flash taking the championship to the wire by pipping Plato to the post by just four points in the last race at Brands Hatch, the Honda works team will be looking to successfully defend both their titles in the 2016 season, which kicks off at the start of April, again at Brands Hatch.

Neate has competed in British Touring Cars for several years, most recently in 2013 in the Chevrolet Cruze with IP Tech. His most notable season in 2012 was with MG KX Momentum Racing as a factory driver, piloting the MG6 GT alongside Jason Plato.

James Rodgers, Team Manager at Team Dynamics, commented: “We are delighted to have signed Andy to take on the third car and help our team point scoring capabilities for this season. The trend for increasing numbers of cars in teams has meant we are very keen to bolster our presence on the grid this year. Andy joins the Honda works team with plenty of experience to build on and a hunger for podium places, which is just what we are after.”

Andy Neate added: “Like Matt, I’ve been involved with multiple teams in British Touring Cars and so bring with me a wealth of understanding and familiarity of the championship. I’m really excited to be working alongside two of the greats in Matt and Flash and it will be brilliant to have teammates that I can learn so much from.

“The car looked epic last year and I am sure this year will be no different. I can’t wait to get behind the wheel and begin to support Honda in achieving back to back manufacturers’ championships, and of course be challenging for those hard fought podiums.”

Ends…

1st February 2016 Civic, Latest, News, Newsflash

2017 Civic Type R Prototype Testing

A little news on the current prototype testing in Germany.

After the new 2016 Civic Saloon was presented in the US, Honda has recently “officially” announced that the European version of the new Civic will started with its sales during 2017.

Meanwhile, at the Nürburgring, the new Civic Type R has already been spied, and although the current model started its sale this year. The new 2017 Honda Civic Type R will experience revised exterior design, interior upgrades, reduced weight and a long list of other safety and security features. Its biggest competitors will be Ford Focus RS and Volkswagen Golf R.

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R features design elements already seen on the current Type R, and also there could be seen the big red Brembo brakes from behind the wheels. Externally, a smaller 3rd tailpipe seen on this prototype may have been merely a test element of the car, however as other prototypes have worn the 3 pipes, there is the possibility this will make production. 

The front grille appears similar to that of the new 2016 Civic, however the front frame is all-new, sporting a splitter and also larger intake vents. The rear gets the all new 2016 Civic’s C-shaped LED taillights, yet despite a similar four-door profile, this prototype showcases cutlines for a hatch as well as trimmed rear overhangs. This means we’re considering this to be the present five-door Type R hatchback, which is offered currently in Europe as well as other markets outside the United States.

We still do not have any information about interior design or any official pictures but expect the 2017 Honda Civic Type R to be largely similar to the current model. Interior design we expect to resemble the new 2016 model with updated features such as new dial arrangements and controls. Likewise anticipate lots of red accents contrasting an or else black log cabin. Heavily boosted sport seats are likewise expected.

Expect the car to retain the the current powertrain in the current version, which as we know is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that consists of direct gasoline injection, Honda’s renowned VTEC valvetrain system, as well as a single-scroll turbocharger. With a 7,000-rpm redline, the high-strung engine emits 306 BHP and 295 lbs/ft of torque. Peak output comes with 6,500 and 2,500 rpm respectively.

If, as we also expect, Honda does add even more power, then these will help to assist the Type R in hitting 60mph in a tad over 5 seconds. Top speed might see a small incremental enhancement over the present generation’s 167mph limit. Putting power to the ground will likely be the same six-speed manual transmission. Do not expect Honda to supply an auto, even for the U.S. market.

1st February 2016 Civic, Journal, Latest, News, Newsflash

Autocar Honda Civic Type R long-term test review

29 January 2016
Credit: Autocar
 

As much as I’d like to forget the experience, I all too vividly remember the last time I went to a nightclub. Specifically, I recall that sinking feeling as it dawned on me that I was far too old for that kind of racket.

I got a flashback to that sensation on my first acquaintance with our new Honda Civic Type R under the stark, unforgiving strip lights of Autocar’s multi-storey car park.

I still love the idea of hot hatchbacks that are quick enough to scorch the asphalt upon which they drive, but I’m the wrong side of 40 and can’t help but worry that this might be a car aimed at keen drivers of a younger vintage. As you’ll see from the picture above, I’m more at home in a Japanese peace garden than a Japanese banzai hatch.

I mean, just look at it. I’m not saying I don’t like it, but it’s impossible to slip down to the shops to buy crumpets and Ovaltine without drawing attention to yourself. You’d be less conspicuous wearing Borat’s mankini to a wedding.

I haven’t got time to justify the presence of those ostentatious wings, fins and splitters by explaining to each person who tuts and rolls their eyes that they add real aerodynamic effect (albeit perhaps not at town centre speeds).

It isn’t just the looks that make me worry that the marriage between the new Civic Type R and I could be a tempestuous one.

As I awkwardly try to reverse my hind quarters over the lip of the bucket seat, it dawns on me that the Type R was probably designed to accommodate drivers with more slender and agile physiques than mine.

Like a gruff nightclub bouncer turning away hopefuls because he suspects their mere presence inside his venue is going to be an atmosphere quencher, the Civic Type R appears to be saying: “If you can’t even get in, you’re too old.”

And it might have a point. I gripe and groan like a grandma as I discover that the thinly cushioned sports seat pinches me a bit around the upper back area and lacks sufficient adjustment for me to get truly comfortable.

I faff at adjusting the thick-rimmed, sporty steering wheel to a position I prefer, only to find that while it allows a perfect view of the rev counter, that chunky rim obscures the digital speed readout on the top of the dashboard, and Honda doesn’t believe in an old-school analogue speedo. “What speed was I doing, officer? About 3750rpm in sixth, as it happens.”

As first dates go, this one has gotten off to an awkward start. I press the starter button to the left of the steering wheel, snick into gear and set off. Only then do I begin to get it.

The effect of driving the Type R is akin to that of a youth-restoring elixir. Synapses crackle, neurons pulse and the driving enthusiast that’s hard-wired into me fires back to life. Those gripes and reservations described above? Forgotten and forgiven within the first couple of miles.

By the time I reach a quieter stretch of open road, I’m wide-eyed and fully awake. I give the throttle a cursory prod and ohmygodthisthingisquick. My fast driving skills are on a par with those of Gordon the Gopher, but this car is making me feel like BTCC champ Gordon Shedden. And I haven’t even dared to press the vampish red ‘+R’ button that sharpens and stiffens the suspension and steering like automotive Viagra.

I rapidly warm to the prospect of living with the Honda. The question is whether I can keep up with it, or exploit anything like its full capabilities. Indeed, back at home, my pulse rate normal and the hairs on the back of my neck now subsided, I think more soberly about what we intend to learn from our Civic Type R over the coming months.

Among the key questions to be answered will be whether this Japanese rocket, which gamely routes its 306bhp through the front axle alone, is a match for the class-standard, all-wheel-driveVolkswagen Golf R.

It certainly needs to be, because our Honda – an upper-class GT model, which means it has a host of kit on top of the already comprehensive standard spec – comes in at £32,820 once our sole option of metallic gunmetal grey paint (£525) is included.

The starting price of a five-door, six-speed manual Golf R is £31,475. That’s devoid of options but enough to turn the heads of hot hatch fans, and it’s not as if the VW is spartan inside as it is.

That’s just the start of the challenge facing the Civic Type R. During our time with the car, we’ll also become well acquainted with the new Ford Focus RS, another highly credible and competitively priced pretender to the hot hatch throne.

Then there’s that new turbocharged engine under this Honda’s bonnet. Sure, we’re anticipating improved miles per gallon and reduced emissions compared with the VTECs of the past, but does it still sparkle and thrill like those fantastic normally aspirated units?

Does the Honda make financial and practical sense in the face of its broadening glut of rivals? Can we find merit in the Type R’s raucous nature, or is it a thuggish one-trick pony that’s too compromised for everyday life? Does it invoke smiles of joy or scowls of frustration, or a mix of both?

The next six months will answer those questions and either reinforce my impending mid-life crisis or rejuvenate my passion for the type of brazen hot hatches I lusted after (but was too poor to afford) in the 1990s.

The car: Honda Civic Type R

Needs to: Be fun to drive, but practical enough to live with every day

Run by Autocar since: January 2016

Honda Civic Type R 2.0 i-VTEC GT

Price £32,295; Price as tested £32,820; Options Polished metal paint £525; Faults None; Expenses None

25th October 2009 Civic

EK9

August 1997: The EK9 Civic Type-R is launched in Japan. It is powered by an exclusively-developed 1.6-liter DOHC VTEC B16B engine that makes 185 bhp at 8,200 rpm.

The lightweight B16B engine features a new valve system allowing higher engine speeds, reduced engine friction, improved breathing, and increased compression ratio.

Main features of handling include increased body rigidity, reduced weight, sports suspension, torque-sensitive helical LSD, sports-tuned ABS, and Bridgestone Potenza RE010 tires.

The Civic Type R models were preceded by the 1990-1991 EF8 CRX SiR and the 1992-1995 EG6 SiR-II. The 1990-1991 Civic CRX SiR was the first Civic ever to utilize the potent B16A engine and an optional LSD, and with a stripped out interior devoid of optional luxuries such as power windows, A/C and power steering, they proved to be quite a quick hatch.

This inaugural top-of-the range Civic marked Honda’s successes in Formula One, with multiple Constructor’s Championships with the Marlboro McLaren team.

The latter EG6 SiR-II used the same stripped out formula, with a 10 hp (7 kW) hike for the B16A engine and a marginally stiffer chassis, this time in a larger heavier body shell.

The 1998 EK9 Civic was the first to be given the Type R badge. It featured a Type R prepared B16B engine producing 185 PS (182 hp), Helical LSD, stiffer chassis, upgraded sway bars and strut bars, Recaro alcantara seats, 15″ alloy wheels and a large boot spoiler. Since then, most generations have offered a Type R variant. The Type R version of the Civic has never been sold in the U.S.

Model Type E-EK9
Transmission 5MT
Layout FF
Seating Capacity 4
Dimensions & Weight
Length / Width / Height (mm) 4180 / 1695 / 1360
Wheelbase (mm) 2,620
Tread Front/Rear (mm) 1480 / 1480
Indoor size Length/Width/Height (mm) 1705 / 1390 / 1115
Weight (Kg) 1,090
Minimum Ground Clearance (mm) 135
Engine
Engine type B16B
Engine Water cooled IL4 DOHC VTEC
Displacement (cc) 1595
Bore x Stroke (mm) 81.0 x 77.4
Compression Ratio 10.8
Fuel System PGM-FI
Horsepower (PS/rpm) 185/8200
Torque (Kgm/rpm) 16.3/7500
Drivetrain
Gear Ratio 5MT
1st 3.230
2nd 2.105
3rd 1.458
4th 1.107
5th 0.848
Reverse 3.000
Final Gear Ratio 4.400
Suspension Front/Rear Double Wishbone / Double Wishbone
Brake Front/Rear Ventilated Discs / Discs
Tire Front 195/55R15
Tire Rear 195/55R15
Fuel Capacity (litre) 45
23rd October 2009 Civic

FN2 GT Mugen Edition

CHAMPIONSHIP WHITE CIVIC TYPE R 2.0 MUGEN i-VTEC MANUAL

   

MUGEN EURO CONFIRMS PRODUCTION OF ULTIMATE CIVIC TYPE R

MUGEN Euro has confirmed a limited production run of the Civic Type R MUGEN, following huge interest in the concept version from the UK and overseas.

An exclusive run of up to 20 cars will be hand-built in the UK by MUGEN, the long-standing tuner of Honda engines for motor racing. Production of the road-legal super hatch will take place at MUGEN Euro, based in Northampton – with customers receiving a unique, involved experience during the build process of each car.

Using over 20 years of experience and engineering expertise gained at the forefront of global motorsport, engineers from MUGEN in Japan and Europe analysed every component of the Swindon-built 3-door Civic Type R – before developing one of the quickest normally-aspirated front drive cars in the world.

“Each Type R MUGEN will be an exclusive, hand-built race car for the road,” says Hiroki Toyoda, Vice President of MUGEN EURO. “When we launched the Civic Type RR saloon in Japan, we sold out of all 300 units in just six minutes. Given the interest we have already had from car enthusiasts in the UK and abroad, we hope to repeat that achievement.”

Race engine for the road
The 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine is the first to reap the benefits of MUGEN’s time in Formula 1 and GT racing, as well as hundreds of development hours and testing time with the Honda K20A engine on the world-class MUGEN engine dyno. New camshafts and a modified intake system increase power by 20 per cent to 240PS, and boost torque by 10 per cent throughout the rev range. A change of pistons also helps by increasing the compression ratio, and breathing is enhanced by fitting a custom stainless steel exhaust system and MUGEN airbox. Meanwhile, a bespoke MUGEN map for the ECU allows the engine to take full advantage of the modifications.

“MUGEN engineers pay incredible attention to detail, often measuring to one thousandth of a millimetre when tuning and rebuilding an engine, and this process typically takes approximately seven days of work,” says Hiroki Toyoda.

“When our engineers aren’t building customer engines, they are at circuits with top level race and rally teams helping to manage and prepare race engines. We are very proud to bring our motorsport experience to the road with this high performance Honda engine, the very first time that a MUGEN-tuned engine has ever been offered for use on the road in the UK.”

The extra power of the tuned engine is transferred to road or track via a limited slip differential, and grip and handling are also significantly improved through a completely revised suspension set-up, with custom-made springs and dampers employed.

Improving the stopping power are bespoke four-piston mono-block racing brake callipers, which sit under high-density, lightweight forged alloy wheels. These weigh just 7.85kg each (32 per cent less than the production wheel), contributing to a significant reduction in unsprung weight.

Integrated style
MUGEN was keen to amend the already-aggressive original styling of the Civic Type R with modifications that are integrated. A large wing adorns the back of the car, and plays a role in increasing downforce at speed, to improve stability. Other measures to improve the car’s overall aero efficiency include replacing front and rear skirts with high-quality composite items. At the front, a new grille wearing the MUGEN emblem enhances the nose.

Every Civic Type R MUGEN will be painted in Honda’s famous Championship White – the traditional racing colour of the brand, in which its first Formula 1 car was painted back in 1964. To authenticate the car’s exclusivity each will wear a special badge inside on the centre console, listing the serial number of each unique model.

To make the ultimate Type R even more extreme, particularly for circuit use, MUGEN is offering an optional ‘Track Pack’. This package includes front Recaro seats, removal of the rear seat bench with a composite blanking panel fitted to reduce weight, water and oil temperature/pressure gauges, data recording equipment, and track-ready road-legal tyres.

Concept development
While early engineering and development was carried out by MUGEN in Japan, a considerable amount of time has been spent honing the car for UK conditions. Engineers from the UK and Japan carried out 36 hours of suspension testing on 2200km of British roads during September, to further tune the set-up. In addition, MUGEN’s engine specialists adjusted ECU mapping and throttle response – and a new exhaust system was fitted to improve resonance. Plus, the team worked on brake feel, seeing a 30 per cent improvement after three days of testing.

The production model has also benefitted from feedback gathered from UK media, and Type R enthusiasts in the UK. This information was fed into the development process and helped decide the final spec of the 20 production units.

 

Price confirmed
MUGEN Euro has set the price for the Honda Civic Type R MUGEN at £38,599 OTR.

This price includes an unparalleled purchasing experience, which involves direct contact with MUGEN engineers throughout the car’s build. This will be a package tailored to individual customers – similar to the service offered when buying a racing car. Each of the Type Rs will be built to the customer’s exact specification, including their choice of options. Even ECU mapping can be adjusted to suit specific customer tastes or driving style.

The price also takes into account MUGEN racing engine building expertise and heritage. Put it into context, MUGEN would typically charge around £165,000 + VAT for a full racing Type R, with the engine costing about 10 per cent of this price. Only a select few have had the chance to sit behind the wheel of a Honda-MUGEN, and even fewer have owned one, so this is an extremely unique opportunity.

For more information, customers can call the dedicated customer service line: 0845 200 8007, or visit: www.typermugen.co.uk

  

TECHNICAL DATA

Engine    

In-line 4-cyl

Location    

Front, transverse

Displacement   

1998cc

Bore x stroke    

86 x 86mm

Cylinder block    

Aluminium alloy

Cylinder head    

Aluminium alloy, dohc, 4 valves per cylinder, i-VTEC

Fuel and ignition    

Electronic engine management, multipoint fuel injection

Max power    

237bhp @ 8300rpm

Max torque    

157lb ft @ 6250rpm

Transmission    

Six-speed manual, front-wheel drive, limited-slip differential, VSA

Front suspension    

MacPherson struts, Mugen coil springs, gas dampers, anti-roll bar

Rear suspension    

Torsion beam, Mugen coil springs, gas dampers, anti-roll bar

Wheels   

310mm ventilated discs front, 260mm solid discs rear, ABS, EBD

Brakes    

7.5 x 18in front and rear, aluminium alloy

Tyres    

225/40 R18 front and rear, Yokohama Neova

Weight (kerb)    

1233kg

Power-to-weight    

195bhp/ton

0-62mph    

5.9sec (est)

Top speed    

155mph (est)

Basic price    

£38599 OTR

On sale

Now, only 20 will be ever made.

  Who are MUGEN/M-Tec Co. Ltd?

  • MUGEN means ‘infinite’ or ‘unlimited’ in Japanese, hence the term ‘MUGEN Power’
  • The company was founded in 1973 by Hirotoshi Honda, the son of Honda founder, Soichiro Honda. The company is still owned by the Honda family, but is completely independent of Honda Motor. It does, however, have a special relationship with Honda and works closely with the manufacturer on the development of high performance engines and cars
  • MUGEN specialises in building and tuning Honda engines for racing
  • At the MUGEN M-Tec factory in Saitama, Japan, major components can be constructed for racing and high performance road engines
  • MUGEN employs approximately 180 people
  • From 1991 to 2000, MUGEN built and prepared Formula 1 engines for a number of teams, including Tyrrell, Ligier, Prost and Jordan. It has also acted as an adviser for Honda’s own Formula 1 engine development
  • Until 2005 MUGEN was the sole supplier of Formula Nippon engines
  • The company now prepares Honda NSX customer cars for the Super GT Championship, Formula 3, the Japan Le Mans series, Formula Nippon and the Nurburgring 24 Hour
  • MUGEN also supplies engines for JAS Motorsport for their customer rally cars
  • Its other business is selling aftermarket parts to enthusiasts for road and race cars

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For more information, please contact:

Steve Kirk
T: 01753 590232
E: Steve.Kirk@honda-eu.com

Emma Knight
T: 01753590193
E: Emma.Knight@honda-eu.com

Images and other Honda press material can be downloaded from
the Honda (UK) media website at www.hondauk-media.co.uk

23rd October 2009 Civic

FN2 GT Championship White Edition

CHAMPIONSHIP WHITE CIVIC TYPE R 2.0 i-VTEC MANUAL

TECHNICAL DATA

Engine

Type

Bore x stroke (mm)

Capacity (cc)

Compression ratio

Valves

Max. power (PS @ rpm)

Max. torque (Nm/ lb-ft @ rpm)

Fuel system

Fuel rating

Transmission

Gear ratios

1st gear

2nd gear

3rd gear

4th gear

5th gear

6th gear

Reverse

Final

Clutch

Electrical

Battery

Alternator

Suspension

Front

Rear

Steering

Gear type

Overall ratio

Turns lock to lock

Turning circle dia (m) at body / at wheel

Brakes

Front

Rear

Handbrake

Wheels and tyres

Wheels

Tyres

Spare wheel

Dimensions, weights, capacities

Overall length (mm)

Overall width including / excluding door mirrors (mm)

Overall height (mm)

Wheelbase (mm)

Track: front / rear (mm)

Ground clearance (mm)

Boot capacity to window, seat up / down (litres, VDA method)

Kerb weight (kg)

Max. permissible weight (kg)

Fuel tank (litres)

Max. towing weight braked / unbraked (kg)

Max. roof load (kg)

Performance and fuel consumption

Max. speed (mph)

Acceleration 0-62 mph (sec)

Urban (mpg)

Extra urban (mpg)

Combined (mpg)

CO2 emissions (g/km)

VED band

Emission Class

Insurance group

Service interval

Warranty

Euro NCAP rating

Occupant protection

Child protection

Pedestrian protection

2.0 i-VTEC DOHC

86 x 86

1998

11.0:1

16v

201 @ 7800

193 /142 @ 5600

Honda PGM-FI

Unleaded 95 RON

 

6 speed manual

3.266

2.130

1.517

1.147

0.921

0.738

3.583

5.062

Single dry plate, diaphragm spring

 

 

12V-45Ah

12V-105A

 

MacPherson struts coil springs, gas pressurised dampers, anti-roll bar

Torsion beam, coil springs, gas pressurised dampers, anti-roll bar

Electric power steering (EPS)

12.3

2.29

11.8/11.2

 

 

300mm ventilated discs

260mm solid discs

Mechanical, acting on rear wheels

 

18 x 7½ JJ

225/40 R18

Instant Mobility System (IMS) repair kit

 

4276

2046/1785

1445

2635

1506/1530

134

485 / 1352

1267

1700

50

N/A

45

 

146

6.6

22.2

40.4

31.0

215

K

EU4

17

12 months / 12,500 miles

3 year / 90,000 miles, 3 year surface corrosion, 5 year exhaust

system, 12 year structural corrosion and 10 year chassis corrosion

4

4

3

 

Standard Equipment Includes:

• 4 x 3 point seatbelts

• 6-speed manual transmission

• 18” Championship White alloy wheels

• 60:40 split folding rear seats

• Adaptable boot storage with lid

• Alloy gear knob with red stitched leather boot

• Aluminium foot rest

• Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

• Automatic headlights with dusk sensor

• Audible headlight on reminder

• Body coloured bumpers

• Body coloured door mirrors

• Body coloured front and rear lower bumper garnish

• Body coloured rear hatch spoiler

• Body coloured side and lower side sill garnish

• Central locking

• Centre console armrest

• Cruise control

• Digital clock (built into audio system)

• Digital fuel consumption display

• Drilled aluminium sports pedals

• Drive By Wire (DBW)

• Driver and passenger seat memory function for

rear access

• Driver and passenger vanity mirrors – illuminated with lid

in sunshade

• Drivers seat height adjustment

• Dual curtain Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

airbags – front and rear

• Dual front Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) airbags

• Dual side Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) airbags

• Dual zone climate control (left:right independent)

• Electric adjustable and heated door mirrors

• Electric power assisted steering (EPS)

• Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)

• Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)

• Externally visible Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

• Front and rear disc brakes

• Front and rear speakers

• Front cupholders

• Front electric windows

• Front fog lights

• Front seatbelt pre-tensioners

• Fuel filler cap release

• High level rear brake light

• Honda Superlocks (deadlocks)

• Instant Mobility System (IMS) repair kit

• Interior & perimeter alarm system (CAT 1)

• Internally adjustable headlight height

• ISOFix child-seat restraint mechanism

• Leather multi-function steering wheel

• Leather wrapped steering wheel with red stitching

• Limited slip differential

• Mirror integrated indicators

• Multi-function driver computer

• Outside temperature gauge (built into odometer)

• Power folding door mirrors

• Rain sensing windscreen wipers

• Rear 12V power outlet

• Rear outer head restraints

• Refrigerated and lockable glovebox

• Remote keyless entry

• Rolling code ECU engine immobiliser

• Side impact protection beams

• Smoke chrome finish door handles

• Smoke chrome finish fuel filler lid

• Smoke chrome finish mesh grille surround

• Stereo CD tuner with RDS

• Tachometer (rev counter)

• Ticket/card holder

• Tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment

• Tweeters

• Twin chrome exhaust

• Type R Alcantara sports seats

• Type R badge kit

• Type R brake callipers

• Type R door sill garnish

• USB port

• Unique interior serial plate

• Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)

 

23rd October 2009 Civic

FN2 GT

CIVIC 2.0 i-VTEC TYPE R GT MANUAL

TECHNICAL DATA

Engine

Type

Bore x stroke (mm)

Capacity (cc)

Compression ratio

Valves

Max. power (PS @ rpm)

Max. torque (Nm/ lb-ft @ rpm)

Fuel system

Fuel rating

Transmission

Gear ratios

1st gear

2nd gear

3rd gear

4th gear

5th gear

6th gear

Reverse

Final

Clutch

Electrical

Battery

Alternator

Suspension

Front

Rear

Steering

Gear type

Overall ratio

Turns lock to lock

Turning circle dia (m) at body / at wheel

Brakes

Front

Rear

Handbrake

Wheels and tyres

Wheels

Tyres

Spare wheel

Dimensions, weights, capacities

Overall length (mm)

Overall width including / excluding door mirrors (mm)

Overall height (mm)

Wheelbase (mm)

Track: front / rear (mm)

Ground clearance (mm)

Boot capacity to window, seat up / down (litres, VDA method)

Kerb weight (kg)

Max. permissible weight (kg)

Fuel tank (litres)

Max. towing weight braked / unbraked (kg)

Max. roof load (kg)

Performance and fuel consumption

Max. speed (mph)

Acceleration 0-62 mph (sec)

Urban (mpg)

Extra urban (mpg)

Combined (mpg)

CO2 emissions (g/km)

VED band

Emission Class

Insurance group

Service interval

Warranty

Euro NCAP rating

Occupant protection

Child protection

Pedestrian protection

2.0 i-VTEC DOHC

86 x 86

1998

11.0:1

16v

201 @ 7800

193 /142 @ 5600

Honda PGM-FI

Unleaded 95 RON

 

6 speed manual

3.266

2.130

1.517

1.147

0.921

0.738

3.583

5.062

Single dry plate, diaphragm spring

 

 

12V-45Ah

12V-105A

 

MacPherson struts coil springs, gas pressurised dampers, anti-roll bar

Torsion beam, coil springs, gas pressurised dampers, anti-roll bar

Electric power steering (EPS)

12.3

2.29

11.8/11.2

 

 

300mm ventilated discs

260mm solid discs

Mechanical, acting on rear wheels

 

18 x 7½ JJ

225/40 R18

Instant Mobility System (IMS) repair kit

 

4276

2046/1785

1445

2635

1506/1530

134

485 / 1352

1267

1700

50

N/A

45

 

146

6.6

22.2

40.4

31.0

215

K

EU4

17

12 months / 12,500 miles

3 year / 90,000 miles, 3 year surface corrosion, 5 year exhaust

system, 12 year structural corrosion and 10 year chassis corrosion

4

4

3

 

Standard Equipment Includes:

• 4 x 3 point seatbelts

• 6-speed manual transmission

• 18” alloy wheels

• 60:40 split folding rear seats

• Adaptable boot storage with lid

• Alloy gear knob with red stitched leather boot

• Aluminium foot rest

• Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

• Automatic headlights with dusk sensor

• Automatic rain sensing windscreen wipers

• Audible headlight on reminder

• Body coloured bumpers

• Body coloured door mirrors

• Body coloured front and rear lower bumper garnish

• Body coloured rear hatch spoiler

• Body coloured side and lower side sill garnish

• Central locking

• Centre console armrest

• Chrome door handles

• Cruise control

• Digital clock (built into audio system)

• Digital fuel consumption display

• Drilled aluminium sports pedals

• Drive-By-Wire (DBW)

• Driver and passenger seat memory function for

rear access

• Driver and passenger vanity mirrors – illuminated with lid

in sunshade

• Driver’s seat height adjustment

• Dual curtain Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

airbags – front and rear

• Dual front Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) airbags

• Dual side Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) airbags

• Dual zone climate control (left:right independent)

• Electric, adjustable and heated door mirrors

• Electric power assisted steering (EPS)

• Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)

• Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)

• Externally visible Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

• Front and rear disc brakes

• Front and rear speakers

• Front cupholders

• Front electric windows

• Front foglights

• Front seatbelt pre-tensioners

• Fuel filler cap release

• High level rear brake light

• Honda Superlocks (deadlocks)

• Instant Mobility System (IMS) repair kit

• Interior & perimeter alarm system (CAT 1)

• Internally adjustable headlight height

• ISOFix child-seat restraint mechanism

• Leather multi-function steering wheel

• Leather wrapped steering wheel with red stitching

• Mirror integrated indicators

• Multi-function driver computer

• Outside temperature gauge (built into odometer)

• Power folding door mirrors

• Rear 12V power outlet

• Rear outer head restraints

• Refrigerated and lockable glovebox

• Remote keyless entry

• Rolling code ECU engine immobiliser

• Side impact protection beams

• Stereo CD tuner with RDS

• Tachometer (rev counter)

• Ticket/card holder

• Tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment

• Tweeters

• Twin chrome exhaust

• Type R Alcantara sports seats

• Type R brake callipers

• Type R door sill garnish

• Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)

15th July 2008 Civic

FD2

 2007 Honda Civic Type R – JDM Edition (4 door Saloon)

SPECIFICATIONS Model Grade
Civic type R
Model Type ABA-FD2
Transmission 6MT
Layout FF
Seating Capacity 4
Dimensions & Weight
Length / Width / Height (mm) 4,540 /1,770 / 1,430
Wheelbase (mm) 2,700
Tread Front/Rear (mm) 1,505 / 1,515
Indoorsize Length/Width/Height (mm) 1,900 / 1,470 / 1,170
Weight (Kg) 1,270
Minimum Ground Clearance (mm) 135
Engine
Engine type K20A
Engine Watercooled L4 DOHC
Displacement (cc) 1998
Bore x Stroke (mm) 86.0 x 86.0
Compression Ratio 11.7
Fuel System PGM-FI
Horsepower (kW[PS]/rpm) 165 [225] / 8000
Torque (Nm[Kgm]/rpm) 215 [21.9] / 6100
Drivetrain
Gear Ratio 6MT
1st 3.266
2nd 2.130
3rd 1.517
4th 1.147
5th 0.921
6th 0.738
Reverse 3.583
Final Gear Ratio 5.062
Suspension Front/Rear McPherson Strut / Double Wishbone
Brake Front/Rear Ventilated Discs / Discs
Tire Front 225 / 40R18
Tire Rear 225 / 40R18
Fuel Capacity (liter)  

 

Main Equipment Model Grade
Civic type R
Exterior Exclusive front bumper & black painted front grille
Exclusive rear bumper & black painted rear diffuser
Exclusive front spoiler & streak
Dark chrome grille bar & headlights sub reflector
Exclusive HONDA emblems & TYPE R emblem
Exclusive hood & front fenders
Exclusive red engine headcover
Aluminum bumper beam
Aluminum clear turn lamps
Exclusive side sill garnishes
Black painted large size rear spoiler
Dark smoked rear combination lamps
Dark chrome Civic emblem
Exclusive exhaust pipe finisher
Colored electric door mirrors
Half shade windshield
Rear window deffogger
Mechanical Exclusive hard setting suspension
Exclusive POTENZA RE070 (225/40R18) tires.
Exclusive 18inches alloy wheels (18×7.5)
Exclusive black wheel nuts
Front BREMBO aluminum 4 pot calipers
Torque sensitive Helical LSD
Large size disc brakes (F : 320mm R : 282mm)
Front brake air intake ducts & air intake plates
Exclusive setting ABS
Exclusive setting EBD
Exclusive DBW (drive by wire)
Power steering
Interior Honda R spec seats
Exclusive 3spoke leather wrapped steering wheel
Exclusive steering wheel emblem
Exclusive multi flex meter
i-VTEC/REV indicator
Aluminum shift knob
Short stroke sport shift
Metal sports pedals & foot rest
Engine starter button
Exclusive black metallic panel & power window switch panel
Exclusive aluminum emblem with serial number
Exclusive aluminum emblem on side step garnish
Exclusive black metallic door handle
Exclusive design key
Safety Driver & passenger i-SRS air bags
HID headlights with auto leveling
LHD high mounted stop lamp
Clutch start system
Comfort Full auto air conditioner
Speed sensitive auto door lock
Keyless entry unlock
Security aram
Immobilizer
Power window
Power window switch lamp
Powered door lock
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