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Civic

Type R
the power
of dreams
Our founder Soichiro Honda once said, 'Without racing, there
is no Honda'. He understood that in order to create the best
machines, they had to be put to the toughest test and that
meant only one thing - racing.

Whether we win or lose, we never stop trying to improve -


from fine tuning the engine to improving aerodynamics the
answers have always led us to create better machines -
machines like the all new Civic Type R.
CONTENTS
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racing DNA 05/06
exterior design 07/08
interior design 13/14
performance & safety 21/22

options 27/28
environment 39/40
finance 41/42
aftersales 43/44
glossary 45/46
what’s next? 47/48
colours 49/50

Model shown is Type R GT


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racing
DNA
’62 ’92 ’95 ’97 ’98 ’01
The RA272 was our very first The NSX Type R - the first car to The DC2 Integra Type R's assistant The EK9 Civic Type R became the The Accord Type R was developed Admirers of the Civic Type R are
Formula-1 car. After three be given the official Type R title. chief engineer declared that in first Civic to receive the honour of with a 2.2 litre, 16-valve fuel rewarded with the long awaited UK
attempts to compete in the World Designed as a stripped down, order to make a true race engine, the Red H badge. Before it could injected VTEC engine that was built successor to the EK9 Civic
Championships the team had still lightweight version of the NSX some parts must be completed by meet the challenge of being designed to deliver straight-line Type R. The Honda development
to complete a full race - so we supercar, its purpose was to take hand. In particular, the assembling classed as a Type R we needed to speed as well as a more refined team's obsession with refinement
went back to the drawing board. a car designed for road conditions of the engine, balancing parts, implement some major changes to driving performance. Its increased continued with the introduction of
One of the solutions was to mount and make it perform on the track. porting and polishing. A total of 60 what was a popular 3-door torque resulted in a very smooth a new naturally-aspirated 2.0 litre,
the Honda 1.5 litre V12 engine With invaluable advice from Ayrton race spec parts were specially hatchback. Alterations to improve ride throughout the rev range, 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC engine.
transversely behind the driver from Senna, Honda engineers applied made and tuned for the Integra the handling included reducing the whilst Recaro seats, 17” alloys and This smaller, lighter, more powerful
where, in 1965, it powered Richie aggressive changes in weight, Type R providing the optimum overall weight, retuning the a stiffer chassis were also added to engine produced an exciting 200
Ginther and the famous Red H strength and suspension to create balance of power to weight ratio. suspension and increasing the create the complete Type R PS at 7,400 rpm. Its release also
badge to our first victory at the a race winning car. To this day all Type R engines are rigidity of the chassis. package. The combined indicated Honda's return to
Mexico Grand Prix. built this way. developments resulted in a car that Formula-1 as an engine supplier,
is still held in high regard today. which eventually led to the fully-
fledged comeback as a dedicated
Formula-1 works team in 2005.
EXTERIOR DESIGN
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exterior
design
EXTERIOR DESIGN
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taking
ideas further
With its low front grille, aggressive lines, 18” alloy wheels, flared
wheel arches and rear tailgate spoiler, it's clear that the Type R was
born to race. Using triangles, the strongest geometrical shape
known to man, we have created a revolutionary new styling for the
Type R. The result is a distinctive blend of style and strength,
performance and power.

Other features that add to the distinctive look of the Type R include
wraparound headlights, a body coloured front and rear spoiler with
lower side skirts, Type R chrome kick plates and a curved rear
window screen.
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1 2 3

4 5 6

7 8 9

1. 2. 3.
The unique Type R grille is styled with Body coloured side skirts 18” 7 spoke alloy wheels with low profile
a honeycomb mesh and the famous enhance the Type R's sporty look. tyres are a clear indication of the cars
red H badge. sporting nature.

4. 5. 6.
The distinctive chrome Type R badge is The body coloured rear tailgate spoiler Front foglights provide added safety when
clearly positioned on the rear tailgate. compliments the assertive styling. driving in foggy conditions and
are standard on GT models.

7. 8. 9.
The stylish wraparound rear light cluster Wing mirrors with integrated indicators Chrome door handles continue
greatly increases your visibility to provide other road users with greater the triangular theme.
other drivers on the road. warning of your intentions.
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interior
design
INTERIOR DESIGN
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it's all in the detail


The Type R badge is a symbol you’ll only find on our high performance vehicles - like our
Formula-1 cars. It’s a symbol that means more than just a powerful engine in a finely crafted
shell. It’s a symbol that represents the desire to challenge and always to improve. To celebrate
this exclusivity, every Type R is fitted with its very own, unique serial number positioned above
the gearshift. The attention to detail doesn't stop there, other features include drilled
aluminium pedals, leather steering wheel with red stitching and an i-VTEC rev indicator. Interior shown is Type R GT with optional Navigation Pack
INTERIOR DESIGN
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how do you
bring it all
together?
What makes a performance car? The engine? Styling?
Acceleration and handling? But where do you experience it
all from? Right here inside.

In racing we've learned exactly which forces affect cars and


drivers through corners and under hard acceleration. The Type
R's racing red Alcantara seats are sculptured - ultimately
designed to hold you firm. The car demands to be driven. As the
revs climb towards the red line, the i-VTEC howl is irresistible.

And the reason you can hear it so clearly? We've upgraded


the sound installation to cut down on wind and road noise. By
using advanced materials at precisely calculated strategic
points around the bodyshell, we've achieved it without
compromising the car's exceptionally light weight, balance and
stiffness. Red door trims and stitching make it clear this is a
sports car, and it sounds like one. A car can have all the right
elements, but it's the whole package that makes this a Type R.
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1 2 3

4 5 6

7 8 9

1. 2. 3.
The Type R's iconic red colour scheme Race inspired drilled aluminium sports pedals The multi-function driver computer provides
features strongly in the interior fabrics. and foot rest enhance the Type R’s interior. essential information such as number of miles to
refuel and is easily accessed using the steering
wheel mounted controls.

4. 5. 6.
For added exclusivity there's a plaque Dual zone climate control can be The 6-speed Type R gearshift knob with
engraved with the car's unique serial independently regulated for both driver and aluminium finish has a black leather boot
number, positioned just above the gearshift. passenger comfort (standard on Type R GT). with red stitching.

7. 8. 9.
Adjustable centre console with space for The red engine start button - where it Steering wheel mounted audio controls for
cups, bottles and CDs. all begins. ease of use whilst driving.
PERFORMANCE & SAFETY
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performance
& safety
PERFORMANCE & SAFETY
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2.0 litre i-VTEC


petrol engine
i-VTEC – Intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control.
Directly inspired by our success in Formula-1 it has become the Type R’s
revolutionary element in delivering a truly breathtaking performance.

At cruising speed, the engine draws enough fuel and air to maintain power.
But hit the gas, and the lightweight intake valves open wider, for longer,
sucking in more of the fuel/air mixture to give an instant surge of power and
that legendary Type R acceleration. This exhilarating switch from high-torque
cruiser to high-revving race engine is controlled electronically, responding
instantly to changes in engine speed and load.

But it's our obsession with extracting the maximum performance from every
component, that makes Type R truly unique. Low-friction, high compression
pistons, hand-finished gas ports, a larger diameter exhaust system,
lightweight con-rods and a fully balanced crankshaft for smooth running at
high rpm makes these some of the most potent naturally-aspirated engines
ever built. Free-revving, ferociously powerful, yet remarkably compliant and
refined, they're the heart, soul and voice of every Type R.

Model shown is Type R GT


PERFORMANCE & SAFETY
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total
confidence
The upgraded suspension system improves handling and the 18” Safety is so important at Honda we built our own test facility at
alloy wheels with low profile tyres improve grip, giving added Tochigi, the biggest most advanced, crash test centre in the world.
confidence when cornering. An engine capable of 0-62mph in 6.6 Here, we've been able to develop and include essential safety
seconds means you will feel the pure, refined power that led to the features for Type R including the powerful Type R brake callipers,
Type R project leader saying 'The Type R is the embodiment of all front, side and curtain airbags, active headrests that move with
our efforts. If you cut this car in half you will see our blood.' direction of impact and minimise the risk of whiplash, Anti-lock
Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and ISOFix
Nothing should hold you back when driving the Type R, and to anchorage child seat mountings.
perform to the best of your ability you need complete confidence in
the safety capabilities around you.

Model shown is Type R GT


OPTIONS
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options
MODEL LINE UP
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2.0 i-VTEC Type R
• 18” alloy wheels
• Unique Type R sports suspension
• Brake callipers with Type R logo
• Body coloured front and rear spoiler with lower
side skirts
• Type R chrome kick plates
• Type R Alcantara sports seats
• Aluminium pedals
• Dual Zone dashboard
• Leather steering wheel with red stitching
• Unique Type R serial number
• Red engine start button
• i -VTEC rev indicator
• Multi-function driver computer
• Stereo CD tuner
• Steering wheel mounted audio controls
• Dual front and side Supplemental Restraint
System (SRS) airbags
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2.0 i-VTEC Type R GT
In addition to Type R specification, the Type R GT also comes with:
• Dual zone climate control
• Cruise control
• Dual curtain Supplemental Restraint System
(SRS) airbags
• Front foglights
• Automatic headlights with dusk sensor
• Automatic rain sensing windscreen wipers
• Power folding door mirrors

Front foglights for added safety when driving Dual zone climate control for Cruise control for a more
in reduced visibility conditions. driver and front passenger. relaxed driving experience.
SPECIFICATIONS
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Engine Type R Type R GT Safety Type R Type R GT Comfort and Convenience Type R Type R GT
Type 2.0 i-VTEC 2.0 i-VTEC Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) • • Dual zone climate control
– •
Displacement (cc) 1998 1998 Drive By Wire (DBW) • • (Left:right independent)
Maximum power (PS @ rpm) 201@7800 201@7800 Dual front Supplemental Restraint Aluminium foot rest • •
• •
Maximum torque (Nm @ rpm) 193@5600 193@5600 System (SRS) airbags Type R door sill garnish • •
Maximum torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 142@5600 142@5600 Dual side Supplemental Restraint Drilled aluminium sports pedals • •
• •
Fuel type Petrol Petrol System (SRS) airbags Alloy gear knob with red stitched
• •
Fuel Economy† Dual curtain Supplemental Restraint leather boot
– •
System (SRS) airbags - front and rear Electric power-assisted steering • •
Urban (l/100km) 12.7 12.7 Leather wrapped steering wheel
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) • •
Urban (mpg) 22.2 22.2 • •
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) • • with red stitching
Extra urban (l/100km) 7 7 Leather multi-function steering wheel • •
Emergency Brake Assist • •
Extra urban (mpg) 40.4 40.4 Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
Front disc brakes • •
• •
Combined (l/100km) 9.1 9.1 adjustment
Rear disc brakes • •
Combined (mpg) 31 31 Driver vanity mirror illuminated
High level rear brake light • • – •
CO2 (g/km) 215 215 with lid in sunshade
Side impact protection beams • •
Passenger vanity mirror illuminated
Transmission Front seatbelt pre-tensioners • • – •
with lid in sunshade
Rear outer head restraints • •
6-speed manual • • Rain sensing windscreen wipers – •
4 x 3 point seatbelts • •
Performance Front electric windows • •
ISOFix childseat restraint mechanism • •
Rear 12V power outlet • •
Maximum speed (mph) 146 146
Security Ticket/ card holder • •
Acceleration 0-62 mph (secs) 6.6 6.6
1785mm
Rolling code ECU engine immobiliser • • Front cupholders • • (2046mm inc. door mirrors)
Weights and Capacities
Honda Superlocks (deadlocks) • • Refrigerated glovebox – •
Kerb weight (kg) 1267 1267
Externally visible Vehicle Identification Adaptable boot storage with lid • •
Boot capacity to window seat down • •
1352 1352 Number (VIN) Seating
(litres, VDA method)
Remote keyless entry • •
Boot capacity to window seat up Type R Alcantara sports seats • •
485 485 Central locking • •
(litres, VDA method) Centre console armrest • •

1445mm
Glovebox • –
Fuel tank (litres) 50 50 Driver's seat height adjustment • •
Interior and perimeter alarm system (CAT 1) • •
Maximum roof load (kg) 45 45 60:40 split folding second row seats • •
Exterior
Wheels and Tyres In Car Entertainment (ICE)***
Body coloured bumpers • •
Tyres 225/40 R18 225/40 R18 Stereo CD tuner with RDS • •
Body coloured door mirrors • •
18" alloy wheels • • Electric adjustable and heated door mirrors • • Front speakers • •
19" alloy wheels - Rage design Twin chrome exhaust • • Rear speakers • •
Instant Mobility System (IMS) repair kit • • Chrome door handles • • Tweeters • •
Type R brake callipers • • Mirror integrated indicators • • Navigation Pack - Voice recognition DVD
Space saver spare wheel Satellite Navigation with Traffic Message
Body coloured side sill garnish • • – •
Channel (TMC) and integrated Bluetooth®
Instruments and Controls Body coloured lower side sill garnish • •
Handsfree Telephone System (HFT) ∆
Body coloured front lower bumper garnish • •
Digital clock (built into audio system) • •
Body coloured rear lower bumper garnish • •
Audible headlight on reminder • •
Body coloured rear hatch spoiler • •
Internally adjustable headlight height • •
Power folding door mirrors – •
Fuel filler cap release • • 4276mm
Automatic headlights with dusk sensor – •
Tachometer (rev counter) • • S Grade is also available. Please contact your Dealer or Honda Contact Centre (telephone number 0845 200 8000) †
Fuel consumption. This test is designed to give an indication of on-road fuel consumption.
Front foglights • for details.
External temperature gauge ***For a full listing of accessories please see price list or your local Honda Dealer.
• • Rear parking sensors These specification details do not apply to any particular product which is supplied or offered for sale. The manufacturers ∆
Please refer to a list of compatible phones on www.hondahandsfree.com.
(built into odometer) reserve the right to vary their specifications, including colours, with or without notice and at such times in such manner
as they think fit. Major as well as minor changes may be involved. Every effort, however, is made to ensure the accuracy
Digital fuel consumption display • • of the particulars contained in this brochure. This publication shall not constitute in any circumstances whatsoever an
offer by the Company to any person. All sales are made by the Distributor or Dealer concerned subject to and with the
Multi-function driver computer • • benefit of the standard Conditions of Sale and Warranty given by the Distributor or Dealer, copies of which may be
obtained from him on request. This publicity material applies to the UK only Trade Descriptions Act (1968). Whilst efforts
Cruise control – • standard optional not available are made to ensure specification accuracy, brochures are prepared and printed several months in advance of distribution
and consequently cannot always immediately reflect either changes in specification or in some isolated cases the
provision of a particular feature. Customers are always advised to discuss specification details with the supplying Dealer
especially if your model selection is dependent upon one of the features advertised.
ACCESSORIES
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accessories
19" Rage alloy wheels with body coloured front and rear skirt,
body coloured front and rear bumper protectors and coloured
side body protectors.
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1 2 3

accessories
4 5 6

1. 2. 3.
Body coloured Body coloured Body coloured side
rear skirt and rear front skirt and front body protectors.
bumper protectors. bumper protectors.

4. 5. 6.
19" alloy wheels Body coloured front Red ambient footwell
- Rage design. skirt and front lighting.
bumper protectors.

7. 8.
Adapter for iPOD®. Side and rear sun
shades.

7 8 iPOD® is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries
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ENVIRONMENT
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we like
green things
We love this planet and we're well Our new generation i-series engines,
4
aware that a global corporation that such as our i-VTEC engine, now
builds cars has to take its responsibilities produce 83% less HC (hydrogen and
very seriously. That's why we only ever carbon atoms) and NOx (oxides of
build cars with the future in mind. nitrogen) emissions compared to ten
There's no denying the damage that's years ago. And the production of
been done since the invention of the road-going two stroke engines is now
internal combustion engine, but thanks a thing of the past. Even when it comes
to cutting-edge technology we're aiming to boats, if you're after an outboard
to cut it out altogether. engine, with Honda you'll only ever get
the cleaner four-stroke version because
Our manufacturing plant in Swindon is of our commitment to the environment.
reducing the amount of landfill waste it
produces. At the going rate, we're on At Honda, if we have an idea, we want
track to cut that figure to zero by 2010. to make it happen. 3 Take the
The development of the 3R concept - groundbreaking FCX fuel-cell electric
reduce, reuse, recycle - allows us not vehicle. The only emission from the
only to apply our principles throughout vehicle is pure H2O. The first car of 4
the plant, but also provides an its kind to obtain approval for
educational tool for local schools and commercialisation in the US, it's
councils who visit us on a regular basis. fuelled by the chemical reaction
between hydrogen and oxygen. 4
We've made technological We've even built a solar-powered
developments that radically reduce hydrogen fuelling station at our
emissions too. 1 That's why the research institute in Los Angeles.
Honda Insight became the most fuel Developed to reduce global
efficient sports coupé in existence dependency on oil in the future, it's the
thanks to its Integrated Motor Assist greenest vehicle on the planet, and it's
(IMA) technology. 2 This same already driving around the streets of
technology won Best Fuel Economy in Tokyo and LA.
2003 and Best 1-1.4 litre Engine at
the 2004 International Engine of the At Honda we want to fill the world
Year Awards. It also won the BP with great ideas. Not pollution.
Green Fleet award for vehicle
innovation and Car Manufacturer of When your Honda eventually comes 3
the year 2005. The latest generation to the end of its life, Honda is
IMA technology is found in the new committed to disposing of it in the
Civic Hybrid. most environmentally friendly manner.
For more information about Honda's
approach to end of life vehicles,
please go to:
www.honda.co.uk/recyclehonda

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FINANCE
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why do we find
it so hard to talk
about money?
You've studied it. Talked about it. As long as it's in good condition and
Dreamed about it. Now you have to within the agreed mileage, you can
pay for it. Just doesn't feel like part of walk away with nothing more to pay*.
the fun, somehow. So we thought
there should be a better way to do And if you're ready for a new Honda,
this. Not a quick-fix, easy-terms, one- we'll arrange a part exchange and a
size-fits-all deal, either. Finance that new finance package. Easy, really.
sounds too good to be true usually is.
We were thinking 'simple', 'flexible' Making our finance more
and 'convenient'. And that's what you straightforward meant leaving out
get, right from making the deposit. a few things.

So where do we start? The long, complex forms.


With the deposit. Your current car or The dense technical jargon.
cash are both fine. The wait to see if you've got the
You don't have either? go-ahead.
No problem: we can work out a We didn't think you'd miss them.
zero-deposit package, too. We don't. All of which means you get
your new Honda quicker. At Honda
Done your sums? we call this Finance Friendly.
The most important part of any finance
is the monthly payments. Only you Of course, none of this is any
know how much you can really afford. substitute for talking it over with your
So tell us. That way, we can work out local Honda Dealer.
monthly payments to fit in with your
budget. Our finance
finance packages are So now you know what to expect from
flexible enough to work round just a visit to us. When can we expect a
about anything. After that, it's up to you. visit from you?

We give you choices right through the Terms and Conditions


*Honda Aspirations only (Honda's PCP product).
process. Including at the end of the Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc.
agreement. You want to keep the car? 470 London Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 8QY.
Simple: make the final payment and
it's all yours. Or, you can give it back.
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don’t you just


hate saying goodbye?
At Honda, we have dedicated teams of people making sure your car is everything you want it to be. Do you and your car then head off
into the distance, never to see or hear from us ever again? Absolutely not.
That’s why we have a specialist team of people who are there for you all the way. So, if we haven’t given you enough reasons to buy a
new Honda, here are 8 more.

1Know where you are


with servicing costs. 3 Budget for servicing
and repairs. 6 Complimentary
insurance.
7 day

Honda Happiness Fixed Price Servicing* Hondacare Budget Plan Servicing Hondacare Complimentary 7-Day
Driveaway Insurance**
A pre-paid servicing package, so you know You can budget for all your scheduled
your Honda servicing costs for the next 5 servicing and, if required, selected This cover offers market-leading levels of
years (or 62,500 miles). Ensure your car is maintenance items (i.e. brake pads and tyres) protection and comes with the added
maintained by Honda trained technicians for a duration and mileage of your choice and comfort of a 3 year authorised repairer
using Honda Genuine parts, protecting the pay by monthly direct debit. guarantee on Honda Genuine parts, should
resale value of your new Honda.† you need to claim following an accident.

2 Enjoy fixed prices for


repairs. 4 Extend your warranty
to 6 years. 7 Insurance cover at
competitive rates.
Honda Happiness Fixed Price Repairs Hondacare Guarantee Honda Owner’s Insurance**
This national programme offers fixed price All Honda cars are covered by a 3 year This insurance scheme has been designed
repairs on selected items at participating manufacturer’s warranty*, but with the so that Honda owners receive beneficial
Dealerships, covering the cost, fitting and Hondacare Guarantee* you can extend this motor insurance cover at competitive rates.
VAT on a range of essential parts that you cover for up to an extra 3 years.
may need to replace. The result is no more
guestimates, no hidden charges and no
extra bills.

Honda
5 Free European roadside
assistance for 3 years. 8 Be covered by several
different warranties.

Happiness Hondacare Assistance Warranty


With this you benefit from assistance at • 3 year / 90,000 mile Standard Warranty*
home, by the roadside and recovery • 3 year Surface Corrosion Warranty*
in the UK and Europe.
• 5 year Exhaust System Warranty*
• 10 year Chassis Corrosion Warranty*
• 12 year Structural Corrosion Warranty*

For full details on any of these Honda services, and whether you would qualify, please
visit your nearest authorised Honda Dealership.
* Terms and conditions apply. ** For your protection, telephone calls will be recorded and may be monitored.

Any additional maintenance work or adjustments carried out during this time, unless covered by Honda’s
standard 3 year / 90,000 mile warranty, would not be covered.
GLOSSARY
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this is ASIMO
(short for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility).
Not only is he charming, but he also leads the world in Artificial Intelligence.
With his ground breaking abilities in balance, manoeuvrability, face and voice recognition, he
represents our vision of creating technologies that go way beyond our everyday perceptions of
transport and mobility and this technology is already making its way into some of our cars.

Anti-lock Braking System (Pferdestärke) or BHP, brake by an advanced sensor Traction Control
(ABS) & Electronic Brake- horsepower (bhp) is the system that monitors Traction Control is integrated
force Distribution (EBD) measure of an engine's everything from impact angle into VSA and helps Civic Type
The Civic Type R has large horsepower without the loss and severity, to the size of the R to accelerate smoothly on
300mm ventilated front brake in power caused by the front passenger. All four seats slippery surfaces. Any wheel
discs and 260mm solid rear gearbox, generator, have three-point seat belts. about to break traction upon
brake discs to help ensure differential, water pump and acceleration will have its brake
you retain steering control no other auxiliaries. Suspension and Handling applied and/or power diverted
matter how hard you brake. The front MacPherson strut from it until secure traction is
The four channel system uses i-VTEC Engine design has a high castor regained.
sensors to determine if a The new Civic Type R is setting and modified steering
wheel is about to lock up. powered by a naturally settings by EPS to provide Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
Upon detection, the system aspirated 2.0 litre DOHC heavier steering at high Vehicle Stability Assist helps
pumps and releases brake i-VTEC engine with an output speeds for sharper handling keep the Civic Type R on
pressure several times on the of 201ps. The engine has and lighter steering at lower course during fast or tight
individual wheel, holding it at been finely tuned to achieve speeds. turns by detecting and
the brink of lock up. Using the a greater number of revs in correcting potential understeer
ABS sensors and EBD each gear as well as deliver In addition, the rear torsion or oversteer. The system
ensures the best distribution a more refined driving beam suspension of the Type continually monitors vehicle
of brake-force is applied to all experience. Through the R has been improved to speed, throttle position,
four wheels. development of a new maximise rear wheel contact individual wheel speeds,
balancer shaft and drive-by- with the road for improved steering angle, lateral g-force,
Brake Assist wire throttle, the 201ps grip and handling. The special and yaw rate to detect when
Brake Assist uses sensors to maximum power output is sport suspension's oblique- oversteer or understeer is
monitor the speed at which now reached at an improved angled trailing arm optimises imminent. When necessary,
the brake pedal is pressed. 7,800 rpm versus 8,000 rpm side force steering to provide VSA automatically reduces
When emergency braking is for the previous Type R, a flatter roll centre and give the engine's torque and uses
detected, Brake Assist meaning this new engine superb handling. Combined the ABS system to apply
applies maximum braking delivers better responsiveness with a high tensile steel frame, brakes to each wheel, as
pressure, activating the ABS for the driver. independent coil springs and needed, to help stabilise the
system. Brake Assist only front and rear dampers, the vehicle. The response is so
engages when required, i-VTEC Meter Type R provides exceptional quick that the instability may
terminating immediately upon The entry to the i-VTEC levels of stability. be corrected before the driver
release of the brake pedal. 'power band' is marked by the even knows it's occurring.
new i-VTEC indicator just to Torque
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) the right of the digital Torque is a twisting or
Carbon Dioxide is one of the speedometer. This unique rotational force. For example,
exhaust gasses believed to indicator is illuminated once when you use a spanner to
be one of the causes of the the revs rise above 5,400 rpm. tighten a bolt, you are actually
green house effect. The lower applying torque to turn the
the CO2 emissions, the better Restraint Systems bolt. The further out you hold
for the environment. Civic Type R has several the spanner, the more torque
sophisticated restraint you apply. Low rev torque is
Horsepower systems to help protect the the ability of an engine to
Power is a measurement of heads and bodies of its develop strong response
how fast work can be done. occupants in a variety of (rotational force) and hence,
For an engine, horsepower is impact scenarios. Six air acceleration from lower revs
the maximum rate of power bags, including dual front air and speeds. As speed rises,
produced to achieve bags, as well as front side air torque becomes less
maximum speed. bags and side curtain air bags important than power for
Often measured in PS (Type R GT only) are backed maintaining high speeds.
WHAT’S NEXT?
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what’s next?
Why stop when you've achieved your dream?
At Honda we see success as only the beginning of a new challenge. So when
Ryuichi Kiyonari was crowned British Superbike Champion on his HM Plant Honda
CBR1000RR Fireblade and Nicky Hayden was crowned the MotoGP World
Champion on his Repsol Honda RC211V, we knew the really hard work was
yet to start. So, what's next? The answer is simple. We do what we've always done:
take everything we've learned from our winning and aggressively try to improve. More
power, more speed, more podiums, more challenges. We can't wait.
COLOURS
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milanored
nighthawkblack
alabastersilver
deepbronze
The colour of your car can say a lot about you. Recent studies have shown that drivers of silver
cars are often quietly confident, cool, calm and collected. A bronze car denotes a practical or
independent person who prefers simplicity. Red cars are driven by those who are passionate and
full of zest, energy and drive. While black has often been the choice of the rebel.

So think hard before you decide - does your colour match your personality?

Milano Red

Nighthawk Black Pearl

Alabaster Silver Metallic

Deep Bronze Pearl


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