Honda Civic Type R History Complex

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Honda Hornet RR Concept
Honda Hornet RR Concept

A Brief History of the Honda Type R

Hot hatches make Adding a little bit of power and the suspension of a hatchback can make for an fun, and practical car. weird is when the concept pushed so far in the direction of performance it stops being cheap, and in cases, practical.

Suddenly the of buying the car isn’t that a great compromise between day to day and an enthusiast’s desires, it’s the of a particular model. People buy a Seat Leon Cupra 280 for any of logical reason, they buy it they love Seat for whatever reason and want the badass Leon there is. The Civic Type R walks the between the freakishly expensive and super hot hatches (scalding and the run-of-the-mill ones, and that’s why love it.

The story of the Civic Type R started in 1997 with the EK9 chassis. It was August, and the world was to a Civic gone bonkers. The Type R featured a 1.6L I4 made 185 hp, a record for specific from a naturally aspirated

In addition to the engine, the ’97 was a Momo steering wheel, red seats, a seam-welded monocoque for rigidity, a helical LSD, brakes, a titanium shift and a lot of red on the interior. It was a great car, but it gone completely off the deep end

It went off the deep end when the R Motor Sports edition was It was one of those wonderful special where the buyer pays for the company to take the A/C, windows, power steering, and back out of the car in the name of lightness. buyers could go in the other by getting the Type Rx which with a CD player, retractable automatic A/C, key-less and other luxuries that very impressive at the time.

In 2001 everything changed. The Civic was split into a of different chassis for different and the EP3 was the British Civic. The EP3 got a Type R powered by a 197hp 2.0L It had the same suspension tuning, six-speed transmission, and brake as the old Type R. However, it was missing out on the Recaro seats, and some details.

Many fan boys in a rage, but the British motoring loved the car. It was named car of the by Top Gear . Fifth Gear, and Car?

Also manufactured in was the JDM CTR, which was tuned exclusively for track duty and a suite of engine upgrades created 17 more horsepower. for the Brits who built the JDM CTR, it was offered in the UK.

For 2003, 300 CTR buyers got to have cake and eat it too. The 30th edition, celebrating the anniversary of the badge as a whole, not just the came with red Recaro A/C, a leather Momo wheel, and a few other red trim Much of this equipment be available in less limited in 2005 as part of the Premier Edition.

The EP3 CTR was refreshed in 2004. was reworked, suspension was tightened, new were installed, and the drivetrain was This was all done in response to critiques regarding understeer, a of low-end torque, and mediocre feel.

In 2007 the Honda had yet another generational change; the between the European, Japanese, and models became even pronounced. As usual, the Americans left out of the fun yet again.

The Asian FD2 CTR took the form of a rather than the traditional hatchback and was at least recognizable to as a Honda Civic. Given the size and heavier chassis of the it definitely needed a more engine, and that’s exactly it got. The 2.0L K20A fitted to the new CTR produced an impressive 222 hp at rpms.

Honda Hornet RR Concept
Honda Hornet RR Concept

The drive-by-wire throttle and specs were lifted from the legendary NSX. brakes were standard, and the tune was very sportive.

Mugen started messing with the CTR, things to get properly crazy. Some panels were replaced carbon fiber reinforced (CFRP) to reduce weight, and the was pushed up to 240 hp. New 18-inch wheels designed specifically for the Mugen RR and SP-X seats were as standard.

The result was a 4,777,500 yen ($38,750 Civic.

In Europe, the Civic was a hatchback, but the FN2 CTR wasn’t garnering the reactions from the press its predecessor did. On Top Gear, Clarkson slammed the car, and EVO it poorly to the Ford Focus ST and VW Some argue that the FN2 even a real Civic, its chassis is actually shared the Honda Fit/Jazz.

At least lighter than the JDM CTR. the FN2 was a 198hp 2.0L that more or less, the same as the in the EP3, we’re betting jealousy regarding the new engine in fueled a lot of those poor

Production of the FD2 and FN2 was stopped in 2010 due to regulations.

Now, Honda has just a new CTR (seen in the lead images), and it looks like it’s to be the most extreme one yet, given that CEO Takanobu Ito the company was hoping to steal the FWD lap record. From the WTCC-inspired kit that includes a huge and wing to the 280hp engine, is one to watch. Sadly, it’s one to from afar, as, once it’s not coming to the USA.

Honda Hornet RR Concept
Honda Hornet RR Concept
Honda Hornet RR Concept


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