Honda announced that the all-new CIVIC TYPE R pure sports model with thoroughly enhanced dynamic performance will be available at dealerships across Japan beginning December 7, 2015.
The all-new CIVIC TYPE R, developed under the “Soul-shaking Superior Drive” concept, is the first model to sport Honda’s newly developed 2.0L VTEC TURBO engine which exquisitely balances power, torque and response. Honda’s unique VTEC technology is enhanced with direct injection and turbocharger technologies to produce a maximum output of 310PS*1 and torque of 400Nm*1, making the latest generation CIVIC TYPE R the highest performer yet. Pursuing an outstanding driving feel on the circuit and public road alike, the CIVIC TYPE R’s fundamentals – moving, turning and stopping – have been burnished with an aerodynamically-tuned exterior, adaptive damper system, a 6-speed manual transmission, and 19-inch high-performance tires.
To thoroughly test the production model’s performance, Honda selected the North course of the Nurburgring in Germany, at which a development unit set a new 7 min 50 s 63 lap time, the fastest record*2 for production FF vehicles*3.
Availability of the all-new CIVIC TYPE R will be limited to 750 units. Honda will be accepting order entries via its website from Thursday, October 29 to Monday, November 23, 2015. Successful entries will be determined by lot if order entries exceed availability.
*1 Measured by Honda
*2 Research by Honda (October 2015)
*3 Measured by Honda (May 2014)