The first Civic Type R was a very raw car indeed, rare too with only a handful escaping the Japanese shores to arrive here in the UK.
The EK9 was powered by an exclusively developed 1.6-litre DOHC VTEC B16B engine that made near on 185 horsepower at 8200rpm. The lightweight B16B engine featured a new valve system that allowed higher engine speeds, reduced engine friction, improved breathing, and an increased compression ratio.
Handling-wise the EK9 included increased body rigidity, reduced weight, hard tuned suspension, torque-sensitive helical LSD, sports tuned ABS, and Potenza RE010 tyres. Also, the EK9 was equipped with 5-lug alloy wheels, red RECARO seats, a MOMO SRS 368mm steering wheel, a titanium gear knob, and carbon type panel.
 Engine Capacity & Type
1.6-litre (1595cc) 16v DOHC VTEC inline 4 (B16B)
 Maximum Power
185ps (183bhp) @ 8200rpm
 Maximum Torque
160Nm @ 7500rpm
5-speed manual
Ventilated disc
Solid disc
 Additional Info
 Wheels & Tyres
15-inch 5-lug alloys
Bridgestone Potenza RE010 (195/55 R15)
 Dimensions & Weight
 Length / Width / Height
4180mm / 1695mm / 1360mm
 Maximum Speed
Limited to 180kph (112mph)
0-60mph 6.4 seconds*
* Estimated performance.

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