About This Model:
- Model No: 54
- Car Type: Honda Civic Type R
- Release year: 2007
- Retired year: 2010
- Scale: 1/64
- Vehicle Made: Vietnam
- Packing: Takara Tomy Blue
- Special Feature: Engine hood can be opened
- Collection Acquired: January 2013
- Vendor: Sogo – Kota Kasablanka
Honda Civic Type R in Real Action
The Honda Civic Type R is the highest performance version of the Honda Civic made by Honda Motor Company of Japan. The car features a lightened and stiffened body, specially tuned engine and upgraded brakes and chassis. The color Red is also used in the interior to give it a special sporting distinction and to separate it from other Honda models. I
The current generation Civic Type R is offered in two distinct forms: one for the European market and one for the Japanese domestic market, matching the availability of their regular 8th gen. counterpart.
FD2 chassis (Japanese version)
The Japanese market Civic Type R (FD2) went on sale on March 30, 2007. For the first time, the JDM Civic was sold as a four door sports sedan rather than a three door hot hatch. Using the Japanese market four-door sedan as a base model meaning the new Type R is now bigger, wider and heavier. More importantly, the wheelbase has grown from 2,570 mm (101.2 in) to 2,700 mm (106.3 in), giving the FD2R a more stable stance in high speed cornering. The new Japanese model’s engine output is higher than the European version’s, with 225 PS (165 kW; 222 hp) being developed at 8,400 rpm and 215 N·m (159 lb·ft) of torque peaking at 6,100 rpm (versus 201 PS (148 kW; 198 hp) at 7,800 rpm and 193 N·m (142 lb·ft) at 5,600 rpm for the European model).
The base engine itself is borrowed from the Accord Euro R CL7 with its longer intake manifold. Changes have been made to the block in terms of mounting points for ancillary parts making it different from previous K20A. New technology such as Drive By Wire throttle and porting of the intake valve ports using techniques from the NSX are implemented. Honda says mid-range is increased by 10 PS (7 kW; 10 hp). Drive is fed through a close ratio six speed gearbox, and a helical limited slip differential is fitted as standard. The front brake discs increased from the DC5R’s 300 mm (11.8 in) to 320 mm (12.6 in) are fitted with four pot Brembo calipers. Tire size are now 225/40 R18 Bridgestone Potenza RE070.
Body style: 4-door sedan (FD2) and 3-door hatchback (FN2)
Layout: FF layout
Engine: 2.0 L K20A I4 (FD2) and 2.0 L K20Z4 I4 (FN2)
Transmission: 6-speed Manual