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  Honda Civic Type-R (Gen 3)
2007 - 2011
Honda Civic Type-R (Gen 3)
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Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Hothatch
Body 2 Door 5 Seat
Hatchback
Layout Front Engine
Front Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details 4 cyl
Capacity
122 in3 
Max Power
198 bhp @7800rpm 
Max Torque
142 lb/ft @5600rpm 
Power to Weight
152 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
109 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 99 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
 
Fuel Cons
29 mpg 
Emissions 215 g/Km Co2 
Performance
Top Speed
146 mph 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
6.4 sec 
0 - 100 mph
 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
168.1 in 
Width
70.3 in 
Height
56.9 in 
Weight
2910 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) ? X 18
? X 18 
Tyres (F/R) 225/40 R18
225/40 R18  
Fuel Capacity
 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £4000 - £8000
 
Profile

Honda's 8th Gen Civic spawned their 3rd Gen Type-R, available in two forms for either the domestic market (FD2) or European wide (FN2).

The previous generation's 2 litre 4 cyl remained, with the same 200hp output. This was poor even by the standards of the day, with a disappointing 142 lbft of torque being the major downfall of Honda failing to adopt turbo charging like their rivals.

However, the Type-R's styling looked modern, with it's wrap round headlights, agressive body kit and integrated boot lid spoiler, not to mention the excellent digital dashboard (but don't mention the gharish red seats). GT trim added dual zone air con, auto lights and wipers, electric folding mirrors and cruise control.

Sadly, Honda pulled the plug on the Type-R in 2010, due to it's failure to meet Euro-5 emissions standards, although it continued in Australia for another year. There would be another 4 years wait until it's 4th Gen turbo charged replacement.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
73% 69% 50% 33
Ranks 241 of 761 Ranks 389 of 761 Ranks 6 of 761 Ranks 22 of 761

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Variants
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