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Honda Civic Type R Sedan March 22, 2008

Filed under: Automobile — saifulrizan @ 12:05 pm

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Come Friday, March 30, the new Civic Type R will go on sale in Japan. Based on the current Civic 4-door, the Type R is powered by a screaming, normally aspirated 2.0-liter four cylinder (K20A) that eclipses 100 hp/liter, producing around 225 ponies at 8,000 rpm and 159 lb-ft of torque at 6,100 rpm.. A six-speed manual transmission feeds power to the front wheels — 18-inch units shod with a set of Bridgestone Potenzas. Four-piston Brembos are visible between the spokes and provide the car’s stopping power. Body rigidity is said to be 50% better than that of the previous Integra Type R (Acura RSX), and the car weighs in at 1,250 kg (2755 lbs) with no A/C installed. The creature comfort adds another 20 kg (44 lbs).

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Externally, a redesigned front fascia incorporates a large lower air intake for improved breathing. The hood and front fenders are unique to the Type R, as is the rear bumper with its integrated diffuser. Red “H” emblems, sill extensions and the to-be-expected rear wing cap off the car’s racy look. Type R badging adorns the rear of the car, and logo decals are available for owners who want to add them to the spot in front of the rear wheel cutout. Additionally, Modulo provides an aftermarket stripe kit and accessory driving lights, both of which you can see in the attached gallery. Viewed in profile, the Type R has an aggressive stance, with a decidedly pointed snout. It is the best-looking Civic sedan available in any market.

 

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Inside, Type R-exclusive front seats await the driver and passenger, and the upholstery is available in either all-black or a black-and-red two-tone. An aluminum shift knob, metallic pedals, red steering wheel logo, and an Engine Start button make it clear that this is not your ordinary Civic, while options such as ambient lighting in the footwells and Honda’s hard-disk navigation system allow for further personalization. Three paint colors — Championship White, Super Platinum metallic, and Vivid Blue Pearl — are offered, and Honda hopes to sell 400 of the cars each month at a price of 2,835,000 yen (which directly translates to around $24,000 USD for those of you who were wondering, not that it really applies to us). All we know is that we want one. Badly.

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Text & Pictures Source : Autoblog.com

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6 Responses to “Honda Civic Type R Sedan”

  1. Abas Says:

    Hi, Saiful

    How are things?

    Its a pretty looking car but too “Ultraman” like for my taste. Also, would you agree that it looks a bit like the new mitsubishi Evo? Evo is a good rally car. The honda is looking like a rally car but no off road reputation. poseerrr…*chuckle*

    A good choice for city dweller folks who want a Honda civic but too inexperienced or dont bother to “bikin” the car. Standard tapi power! 😀 Go ‘Type R’! I like the idea. Hopefully, its not priced too far than the normal sedan.

    Abas
    money.aimvotal.com

  2. saifulrizan Says:

    Hi Abas, I’m doing good here.

    Well, a glance at the front bumper might give a look of Evo. But the red badges more stand out than the grill and chromes.

    Well, the ‘standard’ version might be a good choice for city dwellers as you assume, but I saw this upgraded model beat a radical Honda S2K on a race track in Japan.

    The price tag might be a bit too expensive compare to the new 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution(this matter has been the talk of the town last year when both model enter the automobile market in Malaysia at the same time). But this is just about brand camp flaming each other about who’s better than who. 🙂

    On the handling, though I never test drive one (in Labuan, you have to make a custom order to get this one), I guess it’s a bit stiff when looking at the big chassis (considering the weight) and the four piston brake – might not worth it for those who just got their driving license!

    Trivia : Mugen will produce about 10,000 upgraded version of this model in coming October 2008.

    Trivia : Honda did participated in an off-road rally race with the earlier version of EK or EG. Or maybe the earlier one – the one they called Honda mayat.

  3. Jollence Says:

    My brother bought a new honda city in Labuan. I haven’t seen it though, the price is cheaper there. He can bring to KK but only for 30days in 1 year. other wise got to pay tax.

  4. saifulrizan Says:

    Yeap Jollence. That’s how it works. 🙂

  5. chil Says:

    hi,do u know where to find EK/EG 2 doors for sale in Labuan?

  6. Wojtek_Poland Says:

    Fantastic car! We can’t buy Civic 4D Type – R in Poland. Honda Poland present only version 5D but 4D is wonderful. I’ve got a Civic 4D 1.8 iVTEC. Fantastic emotion! Greetings from Poland, Wojtek!


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