Honda Civic Type R MK5 (FK8)
The Civic Type R MK5 (FK8) was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
The car is fitted with a 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO that has been optimised and refined to produce 310 hp / 228 kw of power (America and Asia) or 320 hp / 235 kw (Europe and Japan) and 400 Nm of torque, combined with a six speed manual gearbox. The car accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5,7 seconds and can reach a top speed of 272 km/h (169 mph). The engine is equipped with Honda’s VTEC (Variable Timing and Lift Electronic Control) and Dual-VTC (Dual-Variable Timing Control) technologies which provide specific advantages to the engine’s mono-scroll turbocharger setup. Final drive is transmitted through a helical limited-slip differential (LSD) while the car features a revised four-wheel Adaptive Damper System that combines ride quality and exceptional road holding performance. An advanced Dual-Axis Strut Front Suspension system reduces torque steer and enhances on-the-limit cornering and steering feel. At the rear, Type R’s new multi-link suspension enhances ride comfort as well as high speed stability. The car also uses a new Dual-Pinion Variable-Ratio Electric Power Steering system. Honda’s Agile Handling Assist (AHA) electronic stability system has been specially tuned for the new Civic Type R, including bespoke operating parameters for the car’s track-focused +R mode. The advanced new unibody platform of the tenth generation Civic hatchback means that the new Type R’s body frame is 16kg lighter than the previous Civic Type R’s, with a torsional stiffness improvement of 37% and a static bending rigidity improvement of 45%.
Visually, the car is distinguished by the aggressive bodykit that includes a new front bumper with large air intakes, carbon fiber splitter, slatted ducts, diamond-mesh air intakes, red ‘H’ badge above a new air vent at the nose of the car, new intake on the bonnet, an air scoop sited centrally in a trapezoidal recess, smoked lenses for the LED headlights and indicators, carbon fibre side skirts, 20-inch piano black alloy wheels with red accents, 245/30 R20 high-performance tyres, enlarged wheel arches, a huge rear wing, carbon fibre diffuser and 3 centrally located tailpipes.
On April 3, 2017, the pre-production Type R achieved a lap time of 7:43.80 on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, almost 7 seconds faster than its predecessor, setting a new record for FWD cars.
At the 2020 Tokyo Auto Show, Honda unveiled the updated version of the Civic Type R, with small exterior tweaks, new safety kit and upgrades in suspension, engine cooling and brakes. Additionally, in February 2020, Honda expanded the Civic Type R range with the addition of the track-focused Limited Edition and the more discreet Sport line.
Honda Civic Type R MK5 (FK8)
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350 mm Ventilated Discs
305 mm Discs