Type-R: Everyday race ready
We believe driving is one of life’s great joys. And dreaming up ways to give you the most rewarding driving experience is at the centre of everything we do. That's why over 25 years ago we challenged ourselves to transform people’s perceptions of what a front-wheel drive compact hatch could do. With innovation firmly embedded in our DNA, Honda engineers worked tirelessly to dream up the Civic Type R. Bringing race-ready performance to people’s every day, it delivers thrills both on the road and on the track.
For this latest generation, we doubled down on this dream and invested more than ever in engineering and design. The result is the most thrilling Civic Type R to date. The minute you get behind the wheel, you can tell something special is going on. A new lighter body shell and a dual-axis setup makes for a sportier steer. And the masterfully-engineered multi-link suspension keeps you in control – even in the tightest of corners.
The tireless work of our team continues under the hood – where you’ll find a 2.0L VTEC turbo engine that races past every other hatch in its class. Not only does it boast a 0-100 time of 5.7 seconds, it delivers a head-turning top speed of 272km per hour. Both make it top of its class when it comes to performance, as well as put it at the top of the list for any thrill seeker.
But you can’t treat every turn like you’re at the track. Which is why our engineers imbedded three adaptive drive-modes to make this Civic Type R the most flexible and sophisticated yet. From ‘Comfort’ and ‘Sport’ to ‘+R’ for the true track experience, the Civic Type R is ready to thrill wherever you go.
Our boundary-breaking ways even took us to the Nürburgring – the testing ground for all performance cars. The Type R shaved 7 seconds from the previous 2015 model lap time, far exceeding all our expectations – and inspired us to keep on pushing ourselves to dream bigger.