Honda Civic Type R MK1 (EK9)

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Description

The first Civic Type R (EK9) was introduced in August 1997, based on the 6th-generation ‘EK’ Civic

The EK9 shared many characteristics with the Integra Type R DC2/ JDM DB8 such as omission of sound deadening and other weight-reduction measures, a hand-ported B16B engine, front helical limited-slip differential and close ratio gearbox. The B16B engine boasted one of the highest power output per litre of all time for a naturally-aspirated engine with 185 PS (136 kW; 182 hp) from 1.6L of engine displacement. For the first time, a strategically seam welded monocoque chassis was used to improve chassis rigidity. The interior featured red seats, red door cards, red Type R floor mats, a titanium shift knob, and a Momo leather-wrapped steering wheel.

In 1998, the Civic Type R Motor Sports edition was released. It came with steel wheels, no air conditioning, no power windows, no power steering, no radio, and came with the standard Type R interior. Type Rx model was given a CD player, body coloured retractable electric door mirrors, power windows, auto air conditioning, keyless entry unlock system, aluminium sports pedals, and a carbon type center panel.

In 2000, Honda based tuning company Spoon Sports designed a N1 racing version of the Type R that had the B16B redline increased from 8400 rpm to 11000 rpm to alow the car to stay within VTEC when shifting.

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Additional information

Model

Honda Civic Type R MK1 (EK9)

Production

1997-2000

Segment

C

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1595 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Naturally Aspirated

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Multipoint Injection

Power (hp)

182

Power (kw)

136

Power (@rpm)

@7600 rpm

Torque (Nm)

160

Torque (@rpm)

@7000 rpm

0-100km/h

6,8

Top Speed (km/h)

235 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

146 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

7,9

CO2 (g/km)

Gearbox

5 MT

Weight

1090 kg

Length

4180 mm

Width

1695 mm

Height

1359 mm

Wheelbase

2620 mm

Front Track

1475 mm

Rear Track

1475 mm

Boot Space

Tire Size

195/55 R15

Front Brakes

262 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

239 mm Discs