"Our vision for the Civic Type R was manoeuvrability that the driver can put their complete confidence in; and it would make the driver feel like they could keep driving it forever.”
– Hideki Kakinuma, Civic Type R Assistant Large Project Leader.
It was a dream that came true – in the shape of a Type R. Created with high levels of comfort, unrivalled interior space and track-inspired styling to match its top performance.
The new Civic Type R has been completely revamped from front to back, inside and out. From taillight to headlight, it's personality cannot be hidden, it's a car built to drive.
From the outside the Type R uniquely boasts 20" alloy wheels complimenting it's aggressive sports styling. The body is hard to ignore, designed with short overhangs and taut lines that manage the airflow – over and under the car – for increased high-speed stability. The signature Wing Spoiler improves aerodynamic performance by providing just the right amount of down force.
On the inside the Type R comes with a class-leading interior space, a low centre of gravity, more headroom, a more engaging driving position and a surprising 420 litres of boot space. The new high-backed racing seats – specially shaped with revised bolsters and cushion pads – are the lightest Type R seats ever created.
It's stunningly sleek, yet at the same time, aggressively sporty. The Type R has been developed with superior aerodynamics in mind - a physique to minimise drag and lift - as well as head turning looks.
Some of the main features include:
Depending on your input, the Type R can be tamed or unleashed. Whichever drive mode is selected it constantly analyses speed, roll and G-force – for different road and track conditions – then adjusts the adaptive suspension dampers, steering force, gearshift feeling and throttle response to suit.
The Civic Type R’s new six-speed manual transmission allows us to give you our most invigorating acceleration ever. This car will take hold of your emotions and won't let go.
The Type R’s torsional strength has been increased by 38% and the dynamic benefit of this is its determined and purposeful performance. With intimate contact between you, the car and the road, you can drive with total confidence.
The new rev match control system ensures no compromise in the Type R’s intimate, rewarding connection with the driver. It works progressively in all driving modes allowing you to execute seamless gear shifts without any shift shock - just like a pro.
The best thing about the exhilarating combination of an all-new transmission and turbocharged engine is the time (5.7 seconds) that it takes to go from 0 to 62mph.
Take a closer look by using our interior and exterior tours