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The birth of the red Honda Badge
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Type R - The “R” stands for Racing.

The Type R brand delivers speed and excitement that stimulates the driver and enhances the driving experience. All Type R cars are immersed in Honda’s racing DNA and the knowledge and expertise of Honda’s engineers. When creating a Type R car, Honda aim to create the ultimate driving machine.

The spirit of Type R was first seen in 1964, long before the first Type R model was built. This was the year that Honda first joined Formula One. At the time Honda was still a relatively small car manufacturer but with the dedication of our engineers we met challenging targets and achieved what often seemed unachievable.

The first Honda Formula One machine to compete in a Grand Prix (Germany) was painted in Ivory White and featured the Honda emblem in red…these colours have been passed on to all Honda Type R cars.
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BTCC
British Touring
Car Championship
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Since the 2014 season, all cars have been built to the same NGTC regulations. First intriduced in 2011 for an initil five-year period, these technical regulations are designed to dramatically reduce the design, build and running costs of the cars and engines. Only NGTC cars are now eligible to compete in the BTCC. TOCA extended these regulations for a further six year from 2016.

In 2010, on Honda’s return to the BTCC, the Civic won the Manufacturers’ Championship. A year later, Honda successfully defends its Team and Manufacturers’ Championship again. In 2011 and in 2012, Honda won the BTCC driver champions respectively with the brand new ninth generation Honda Civic. Also in 2013, the Manufacturer's Championship was retained. 2015 was another historic year for Honda in the series as the hotly-anticipated Civic Type R sped to the Manufacturers’ Championship, with a second Drivers’ crown in dramatic fashion during the final race.
Engine:                          2.0 L inline four-cylinder turbocharged
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Maximum Output:          261 kW
Maximum Torque:          400 Nm
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WTCC
FIA World Touring Car Championship
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Developed and built in 2012 by JAS Motorsport, the Civic WTCC has undergone a continued period of development ever since.

The largest change came for the 2014 season with the WTCC regulation revisions from Super2000 to TC1 specification requiring an extensive redevelopment of the car after only one full season of competition.

Recent achievements include the top place in the 2013 Manufacturers' Championship in its first full season in the series, six races before the end of the season. Whilst in 2015, the Honda Civic WTCC was an Independent’s Trophy winner.

The 2016 Civic WTCC machine features a number of improvements across the car in addition to those made in 2015. Consequently, the 2016 car will be the most competitive yet.
Engine:                         1.6 L inline four-cylinder Turbocharged
Maximum Output:         Approx 283 kW @ 7,000 r/min
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1992
1992 First Generation NSX Type R
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Engine:                                     3.0 L six-cylinder DOHC VTEC
Maximum Output:                     206 kW @ 7,300 r/min
Maximum Torque:                     294 Nm @ 5,400 r/min
This car marked the beginning of the Type R story. The aim was to develop a car that delivered overwhelming driving pleasure and the speed of a racing car. The design language of NSX Type R echoes the image of an F1 racing machine. This was also the first time that the red Honda emblem and championship white body colour was introduced.
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1995
1995 First Generation Integra Type R
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Engine:                                 1.8 L four-cylinder DOHC VTEC
Maximum Output:                 147 kW @ 8,000 r/min
Maximum Torque:                 181 Nm @ 7,500 r/min
In 1995 Honda introduced the Integra Type R. This was a more down to earth car accessible to customers. The Integra had a reputation of delivering nimble handling and Honda engineers applied similar principles to those applied to the NSX Type R, reducing the base weight of the car and applying hard “track ready” suspension. Following this level of fine tuning and testing, the piston speed of this car was said to be faster than that of the F1 cars of the time.
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1997
1997 First Generation Civic Type R
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Engine:                                 1.6 L four-cylinder DOHC VTEC
Maximum Output:                 136 kW @ 8,200 r/min
Maximum Torque:                 160 Nm @ 7,500 r/min
This Civic Type R became the first Civic to receive the honor of the red H badge.
Before it could meet the challenge of being classed as a Type R we needed to implement some major changes to what was a popular 3-door hatchback. Alterations to improve the handling included reducing overall weight, retuning the suspension and increasing the rigidity of the chassis.
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1998
1998 Integra Type R
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Engine:                                 1.8 L four-cylinder DOHC VTEC
Maximum Output:                140 kW @ 8,000 r/min
Maximum Torque:                 178 Nm @ 7,300 r/min
The first Integra Type R to reach European and American shores, and what a car to achieve that. There’s the thinner windscreen glass, lack of sound-deadening, a stiffer chassis and limited slip diff. It weighed in at just 1100kg, could reach 0-96 km/h in 6.5 seconds and top out at 230 km/h.
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1999
1999 Accord Type R
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Engine:                                 2.2 L four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC
Maximum Output:                 156 kW @ 7,200 r/min
Maximum Torque:                 215 Nm @ 6,700 r/min
For those who want a bit more space and practicality in their high performance Honda, in 1999 the Accord Type R went on sale. All the usual Type R flourishes applied - stiffer chassis, limited slip diff, alloys, some R-based interior appointments and a high-revving motor. It featured a 2.2-litre VTEC engine with 156 kW, as well as a limited-slip differential and a host of upgrades over the standard Accord. Like the earlier Integra Type R, this model was fantastic to drive.
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2001
2001 Second Generation Integra Type R
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Engine:                                 2.0 L four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC
Maximum Output:                 162 kW @ 8,000 r/min
Maximum Torque:                 206 Nm @ 7,000 r/min
The next Integra Type R to appear in showrooms was released in 2001. It featured a high-revving VTEC engine. It came with a 2.0-litre engine, a stiffer chassis, excellent close-ratio six-speed gearbox.
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2001
2001 Second Generation Civic Type R
(First Civic Type R available in Europe)
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Japanese Version:
Engine:                                2.0 L four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC
Maximum Output:                162 kW @ 8,000 r/min
Maximum Torque:                206 Nm @ 7,000 r/min
European Version:
Engine:                                 2.0 L four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC
Maximum Output:                 147 kW @ 7,400 r/min
Maximum Torque:                 196 Nm @ 5,900 r/min
The next Civic Type R to appear in showrooms was released in 2001, and enthusiasts know it as the EP3 model. As with all the other Type Rs so far, it featured a high-revving VTEC engine. It came with a 147 kW 2.0-litre engine (with 196 Nm of torque), a stiffer chassis, excellent close-ratio six-speed gearbox and a world of handling fun. This version of the Civic Type R is arguably what made the red badge such a well-known icon.
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2002
2002 Second Generation NSX Type R
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Engine:                               3.2 L six-cylinder DOHC VTEC
Maximum Output:               206 kW @ 7,300 r/min
Maximum Torque:               304 Nm @ 5,300 r/min
Second generation NSX Type R - another Japanese Specification, featuring a 3.2-litre V6 with 206 kW and 304 Nm of torque. It received the same meticulous attention to weight loss as its predecessor (lack of sound insulation, nor air-con, no power steering, thinner glass, Recaro seats), and weighed in at around 1270kg.
It was also, as you would have guessed, simply magnificent.
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2007
2007 Third Generation
Civic Type R (Japanese Version)
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Engine:                                 2.0 L four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC
Maximum Output:                 165 kW @ 8,000 r/min
Maximum Torque:                 215 Nm @ 6,100 r/min
The Japanese version of the Civic Type R went on sale on the 30th of March 2007. This was the first time that the Civic Type R was sold as a four-door sports sedan rather than a three-door hot hatch. This version of the Civic Type R appeared, featuring the same engine and drivetrain as the previous model, but with a sleek new shape. Power remained at 165 kW, though torque dipped slightly to 215 Nm. Still, wrapped up in its new aerodynamic outfit and packing that lovely close-ratio six-speed gearbox.
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2007
2007 Third Generation
Civic Type R (European Version)
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Engine:                                 2.0 L four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC
Maximum Output:                 148 kW @ 7,800 r/min
Maximum Torque:                 193 Nm @ 5,600 r/min
The Honda Civic Type R, indisputably one of the most eagerly awaited performance hatchbacks in South Africa. The launch marks the first time the Type R nameplate has been made available to local punters.

Developed by Honda engineers in Japan and Europe, and manufactured at Honda’s state-of-the-art vehicle plant in Swindon, UK, the all-new Type R is based on a three-door version of the latest generation Honda Civic hatchback. 
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Engine:                             2.0 L VTEC TURBO
Maximum Output:             228 kW @ 6500 r/min
Maximum Torque:             400 Nm @ 2500-4500 r/min
The all-new Type R is here to illustrate just how much racing is entrenched in Honda’s DNA. If you are looking for the best performance either on the racetrack or the road, look no further than the new Honda Civic Type R. The Honda Civic Type R also set a front-wheel drive lap time of 7:50.63 at NURBURGRING.
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F1
The Birth of the Red Honda Badge

The Type R brand delivers speed and excitement that stimulates the driver and enhances the driving experience. All Type R cars are immersed in Honda’s racing DNA and the knowledge and expertise of Honda’s engineers. When creating a Type R car, Honda aim to create the ultimate driving machine.

The spirit of Type R was first seen in 1964, long before the first Type R model was built. This was the year that Honda first joined Formula One. At the time Honda was still a relatively small car manufacturer but with the dedication of our engineers we met challenging targets and achieved what often seemed unachievable.

The first Honda Formula One machine to compete in a Grand Prix (Germany) was painted in Ivory White and featured the Honda emblem in red…these colours have been passed on to all Honda Type R cars.

BTCC
BRITISH TOURING
CAR CHAMPIONSHIP

The new Honda Civic Type R has added motorsport honors to its growing list of plaudits, as Honda Yuasa Racing clinched the drivers and manufacturers championship in the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in a tense final round at Brands Hatch.

Continuing the success story for the most high performance car ever to wear the red ‘H’ badge, the new Honda Civic Type R was developed with help from the brand’s World Touring Car Team. Vital analysis and feedback from the track informed decisions about performance and styling, supporting the British team to driver and manufacturer titles in its first competitive year.

Engine: 2.0 L inline four-cylinder turbocharged twin-overhead camshaft
Maximum Output: 261 kW
Maximum Torque: 400 Nm
WTCC
FIA World Touring Car Championship

Developed and built in 2012 by JAS Motorsport, the Civic WTCC has undergone a continued period of development ever since, in accordance with the championship’s permitted three homologation changes each year.

The largest change came for the 2014 season with the WTCC regulation revisions from Super2000 to TC1 specification requiring an extensive redevelopment of the car after only one full season of competition.

The 2016 Civic WTCC machine features a number of improvements across the car in addition to those made in 2015. Consequently, the 2016 car will be the most competitive yet.

Engine: 1.6 L inline four-cylinder turbocharged
Maximum Output: Approx 283 kW @7000 r/min
1992
The First Generation NSX Type R

This car marked the beginning of the Type R story. The aim was to develop a car that delivered overwhelming driving pleasure and the speed of a racing car. The design language of NSX Type R echoes the image of an F1 racing machine. This was also the first time that the red Honda emblem and championship white body colour was introduced.

Engine: 3.0 L six-cylinder DOHC VTEC
Maximum Output: 206 kW @ 7,300r/min
Maximum Torque: 294 Nm @ 5,400 r/min
1995
1995 First Generation Integra Type R

In 1995 Honda introduced the Integra Type R. This was a more down to earth car accessible to customers. The Integra had a reputation of delivering nimble handling and Honda engineers applied similar principles to those applied to the NSX Type R, reducing the base weight of the car and applying hard “track ready” suspension. Following this level of fine tuning and testing, the piston speed of this car was said to be faster than that of the F1 cars of the time.

Engine: 1.8 L four-cylinder DOHC VTEC
Maximum Output: 147 kW @ 8,000 r/min
Maximum Torque: 181 Nm @ 7,500 r/min
1997
The First Generation Civic Type R

This Civic Type R became the first Civic to receive the honor of the red H badge.

Before it could meet the challenge of being classed as a Type R we needed to implement some major changes to what was a popular 3-door hatchback. Alterations to improve the handling included reducing overall weight, retuning the suspension and increasing the rigidity of the chassis.

Engine: 1.6 L four-cylinder DOHC VTEC
Maximum Output: 136 kW @ 8,200 r/min
Maximum Torque: 160 Nm @ 7,500 r/min
1998
1998 Integra Type R

The first Integra Type R to reach European and American shores, and what a car to achieve that. There’s the thinner windscreen glass, lack of sound-deadening, a stiffer chassis and limited slip diff. It weighed in at just 1100kg, could reach 0-60mph in 6.5 seconds and top out at 143mph.

Engine: 1.8 L four-cylinder DOHC VTEC
Maximum Output: 140 kW @ 8,000 r/min
Maximum Torque: 178 Nm @ 7,300 r/min
1999
1999 Accord Type R

For those who want a bit more space and practicality in their high performance Honda, in 1999 the Accord Type R went on sale. All the usual Type R flourishes applied - stiffer chassis, limited slip diff, alloys, some R-based interior appointments and a high-revving motor. It featured a 2.2-litre VTEC engine with 156 kW, as well as a limited-slip differential and a host of upgrades over the standard Accord. Like the earlier Integra Type R, this model was fantastic to drive.

Engine: 2.2 L four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC
Maximum Output: 156 kW @ 7,200 r/min
Maximum Torque: 215 Nm @ 6,700 r/min
2001
2001 Second Generation Integra Type R

The next Integra Type R to appear in showrooms was released in 2001. It featured a high-revving VTEC engine. It came with a 2.0-litre engine, a stiffer chassis, excellent close-ratio six-speed gearbox.

Engine: 2.0 L four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC
Maximum Output: 162 kW @ 8,000 r/min
Maximum Torque: 206 Nm @ 7,000 r/min
2001
2001 Second Generation Civic Type R

The next Civic Type R to appear in showrooms was released in 2001, and enthusiasts know it as the EP3 model. As with all the other Type Rs so far, it featured a high-revving VTEC engine. It came with a 147 kW 2.0-litre engine (with 196 Nm of torque), a stiffer chassis, excellent close-ratio six-speed gearbox and a world of handling fun. This version of the Civic Type R is arguably what made the red badge such a well-known icon.

Japanese Version:
Engine: 2.0L four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC
Maximum Output: 162 kW @ 8,000 r/min
Maximum Torque: 206 Nm @ 7,000 r/min
European Version:
Engine: 2.0 L four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC
Maximum Output: 147 kW @ 7,400 r/min
Maximum Torque: 196 Nm @ 5,900 r/min
2002
2002 Second Generation NSX Type R

Second generation NSX Type R - another Japanese Specification, featuring a 3.2-litre V6 with 206 kW and 204 Nm of torque. It received the same meticulous attention to weight loss as its predecessor (lack of sound insulation, nor air-con, no power steering, thinner glass, Recaro seats), and weighed in at around 1270kg. It was also, as you would have guessed, simply magnificent.

Engine: 3.2 L 6 cylinder DOHC VTEC
Maximum Output: 206 kW @ 7,300 r/min
Maximum Torque: 304 Nm @ 5,300 r/min
2007
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2007 Third Generation
Civic Type R (Japanese Version)

The next version of the Civic Type R appeared, featuring the same engine and drivetrain as the previous model, but with a sleek new shape. Power remained at 147 kW, though torque dipped slightly to 192 Nm. Still, wrapped up in its new aerodynamic outfit and packing that lovely close-ratio six-speed gearbox.

Engine: 2.0L four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC
Maximum Output: 165 kW @ 8,000 r/min
Maximum Torque: 215 Nm @ 6,100 r/min
2007
2007 Third Generation
Civic Type R (European Version)

The Honda Civic Type R, indisputably one of the most eagerly awaited performance hatchbacks in South Africa. The launch marks the first time the Type R nameplate has been made available to local punters.

Developed by Honda engineers in Japan and Europe, and manufactured at Honda’s state-of-the-art vehicle plant in Swindon, UK, the all-new Type R is based on a three-door version of the latest generation Honda Civic hatchback. 

Engine: 2.0 L four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC
Maximum Output: 148 kW @ 7,800 r/min
Maximum Torque: 193 Nm @ 5,600 r/min
2016

The all-new Type R is here to illustrate just how much racing is entrenched in Honda’s DNA. If you are looking for the best performance either on the racetrack or the road, look no further than the new Honda Civic Type R. The Honda Civic Type R also set a new front-drive NURBURGRING record (7.50.63).

Engine: 2.0 L four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC
Maximum Output: 148 kW @ 7,800 r/min
Maximum Torque: 193 Nm @ 5,600 r/min