As covered on allcarschannel.com, the Honda Civic Type R needs no further introductions. It is the brand’s most powerful road model and expresses Honda’s Racing Spirit & ‘Fun to Drive’ DNA to the core.
An able 2.0l VTEC Turbocharged engine powers the speedster up to 310PS and maximum torque of 400Nm, The high performance engine is mated with 6-Speed Manual Transmission, enabling drivers and Honda fans to experience a close ratio and precise shift feel.
With 3-way driving mode, the Type R allows drivers to experience different dynamic performance in various driving environment. The modes comprise COMFORT, SPORT and +R. Furthermore, the 3-way driving modes influence Adaptive Damper System (ADS), Drive-by-Wire throttle (DBW), Electronic Power Steering (EPS), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), traction and brake system.
On the exterior, the Type R shares its unmistakable identity as previous generations; though the current generation is designed as a hot hatch, built on the Civic Hatchback platform, with low and wide stance. Outstanding characteristics include the race-inspired body contours, huge wheels and exhaust tips.
Inside, the Type R has a race car-inspired cabin with these intricacies; D-spoke steering with titanium silver trim, soft-touch gear knob, bucket front seats in red panel pin stripe and carbon deco. panel. Every Civic Type R is built with its own special serial number plate positioned strategically on the center console. The other major interior highlight includes illumination light and hues on meter that changes depending driving modes, as well as indicating throttle response, brake input, turbo boost, Rev, G-Meter and lap time.
Safety for this high-performance Civic consists Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), ISOFIX and 6 Airbags, just to name a few.
The Honda Civic Type R in exclusive Championship White runs at RM320,000, including insurance. It includes a 5-year warranty. Even at this hefty price tag, Honda Malaysia has received 60 pre-orders since bookings were made available.