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15th July 2008 CTRO site stuff

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15th July 2008 Civic


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

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 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
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
Power window
Power window switch lamp
Powered door lock
15th July 2008 Civic



16 valve DOHC i-VTEC

Capacity 1998cc

Max power 200ps / 197bhp
@ 7,400 rpm

Max torque 196Nm
@ 5,900 rpm


Type Front wheel drive, Close Ratio, 6-speed manual gearbox


Front Ventilated disc

Rear Solid disc

Four wheel sensing, three-channel ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)


Wheels 17″, 7 spoke alloys (Gunmetal Grey)

Tyres 205/45R17 Bridgestone Potenza


Max speed 146 mph (235 kmh)

Acceleration (0-60mph ) 6.4 secs

Fuel consumption

Urban 23.0

Extra Urban 40.4

Combined 31.7

CO2 emissions 212 g/km












































Tokyo, October 18, 2001 — Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced a full model change for the popular Civic TYPE R, known for its high performance and sporty, dynamic design. The new model will go on sale December 6th at Honda Primo dealers throughout Japan.

The car’s design concept was, “Civic TYPE R-the hatchback bullet.” It’s an exciting 3-door hatchback that boasts a powerful design with superior basic driving, cornering, and braking performance characteristics. The key aims for the car’s development were to create a new, bullet-like form; deliver exciting performance; and make the car both safe and environmentally friendly.

The new Civic TYPE R comes equipped with 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine. Aspirating efficiency has been significantly improved, resulting in maximum power output of 158kW (215PS). The close-ratio, 6-speed manual transmission provides dynamic performance of a professional racer level, while at the same time delivering a comfortable driving feel on everyday roads.

The car also comes fully loaded with performance accessories, including aeroform bumpers, Recaro front bucket seats, a MOMO genuine-leather 3-spoke steering wheel, and a dash-mounted aluminum shift knob for the 6-speed manual transmission. As the ultimate performance model in the Civic series, this car lets its owner directly experience the joy of driving. At the same time, it is also very environmentally friendly, having earned recognition by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport as an ultra-low emissions vehicle.

The all-new Civic TYPE R is produced in England by Honda of the U.K. Manufacturing (H.U.M.) for export to Japan — a first for Honda.


New Civic TYPE R-Main Features


The new Civic TYPE R features exciting hatchback styling with a new bullet-like form. The powerful bullet-shaped design gives it a lively, distinctive presence while at the same time maximizing its aerodynamic performance for outstanding driving stability during high-speed driving.

Aeroform bumpers (front / rear), side garnish with integrated fender flares, integrated side sill garnish large tailgate spoiler, and other specialty parts and all standard equipment.


Employs a high revving, high-output 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine that combines VTEC, which adjusts intake / exhaust valve timing and lift at high engine speeds, and VTC (Variable Timing Control), which continuously varies the intake valve timing phase in accordance with engine load. The result is a maximum power output of 158kW (215PS) and maximum torque of 202N/m (20.6kg/m).

A short intake manifold with equal-length ducts is used to minimize the effect of intake gas inertia at high engine speeds.

Exhaust gas back-pressure has also been reduced through the use of a dual exhaust manifold, large-diameter piping, and high-volume mufflers.

High-rev-compatible connecting rods made of high-strength materials are combined with a super-rigid crankshaft.


A newly developed, close-ratio 6-speed transmission makes effective use of the 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine’s high-end power zone.

Synchro-mesh cones in all gears (triple cones in 1st and 2nd; double cones in 3rd to 6th) ensure a reduced shift load. A short shift-stroke speeds up gear changes for a sporty shifting feel. There is also a control mechanism that closes the reverse-gear shift gate depending on vehicle speed, to guard against shifting errors.

An ultra-light, forged chrome-molybdenum steel flywheel with 26% lower inertial mass than the one used in the previous TYPE R delivers sensitive engine response and sharp acceleration.

A new clutch torsion mechanism reduces the extent to which engine-speed fluctuations are conveyed to the transmission.

Features a torque-responsive, helical, limited-slip differential.


To improve edge-of-the-envelope performance and responsiveness during spirited driving, the body employs high tensile-strength steel in approximately 60% of its structural frame members. The new frame body is lightweight and super rigid.

The body has 20% higher bending and 80% higher torsional static rigidity than the previous TYPE R.

Body rigidity has been further increased by employing a dash upper rod, front and rear strut tower bars, and performance rods to strengthen floor frame linkage and expand cross-sectional area throughout.


Employs toe-control link strut suspension in the front and reactive-link double-wishbone suspension in the rear. This combines with the sharp steering feel of the VGR (variable gear ratio) and EPS (electric power steering) to attain a level of performance handling one would expect in a TYPE R.

The suspension arm and hub bearing have been strengthened for higher road-contact rigidity, resulting in improved handling response and linearity.

Tension angles in the rear suspension’s upper and lower arms have been optimized. Hypothetical arm length has been extended, reducing change in the rear roll-center height during roll. The suspension is set to always maintain a front-down roll stance. This makes it easy for the driver to understand the car’s behavior, for an improved sense of unity between man and machine.

Employs torque-responsive helical limited-slip differential and 205/45R17 large-diameter tires. The front brakes incorporate 16-inch ventilated disks, with master power assembly, piston configuration, bands, and so on tuned to attain superb responsiveness with a minimum of brake pressure. This firm, responsive brake feel helps increase driving pleasure.


Honda’s original G-CON (G-force Control) technology is incorporated to create a new body with a crash safety design that is among the best in the world, withstanding a 55km/h full-frontal collision, a 64km/h front offset collision, 55km/h side collision, and a 50km/h rear collision.

To further improve safety in real-world collisions, Honda has implemented its own vehicle-to-vehicle collision testing program with its own independently established standards*. This collision testing is much more demanding than the conventional tests in which the car is crashed into a fixed barrier. The Civic TYPE R’s superior safety design meets even these stringent testing requirements.

The number of body sections designed to reduce pedestrian injury has been increased to protect pedestrians’ lower limbs as well as their heads.

The interior is designed to protect occupants’ heads in a collision.

An SRS dual front airbag system is standard equipment.

ISO FIX compatible child seat anchoring bars (left and right rear seats) are standard. Available as an optional attachment is an anchor plate to which a tether belt can be fastened to secure the upper portion of the child seat. This effectively prevents the seat from moving forward in an accident.
* Test involves a 50% front offset collision with a 2-tonne class vehicle, both vehicles traveling at 50km/h.

Environmental performance

Exhaust gas pollutants (HC, NOx) have been greatly reduced. The Civic TYPE R has been recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport as an ultra-low emissions vehicle, surpassing Ministry regulations for exhaust emissions by over 50%.

Almost all molded interior parts are made using olefin, a material with superb recylability. In all, over 90%* of the entire vehicle is recyclable.
* According to Honda’s own computational formula.


10th August 2004 Newsflash

Newsflash 1 – COTM submissions

Car of the month submissions!

We are now taking submissions for car of the month so if you would like to see your car featured on the main site, please send your photos* and a few sentences about your car and list of modifications to Superbully who will be managing the submissions to the site.


 *For size purposes please make sure the photos are no larger than 800×600 pixels, thank you


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