The Civic Type-R EP3, with its howling and technically magnificent 2-litre i-VTEC engine, coupled to a slick shifting, low ratio, short throw gearbox is sure to send pulses raising to dizzy levels.
Born and bred on the racetrack, this no nonsense hot-hatchback took the crown of its own sector in 2001 when released. Powerful acceleration to 60 MPH in just 6.6 seconds and 100 MPH in 16.9, powering on to a top speed of 146 MPH. All this combined with a stiff chassis set up, excellent brakes and aggressive looks resulting in one of the most exciting cars around for the price.
In 2004 the EP3 got a mild facelift including new front bumper design, 6-light type projector headlights, rear combination lights, wing-mirror indicators, and red and black two-tone colour RECARO seats. In addition it also received a lighter flywheel and clutch assembly.
The JDM EP3 is equipped with aeroform bumpers, RECARO front bucket seats, a MOMO leather-wrapped steering wheel, and boasts a higher power output of 215PS. Equally as important is the fact that the JDM EP3 is available in Championship White!
 Engine Capacity & Type
2.0-litre (1998cc) 16v DOHC i-VTEC inline 4 (K20A)
 Maximum Power
200ps (197bhp) @ 7400rpm
215ps (212bhp) @ 8000rpm
 Maximum Torque
196Nm @ 5900rpm
202Nm @ 7000rpm
6-speed manual
Ventilated disc
Solid disc
 Additional Info
Four wheel sensing, three channel ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
 Wheels & Tyres
17-inch 7-spoke 5-lug alloys
Bridgestone Potenza RE040 (205/45 R17)
 Dimensions & Weight
 Length / Width / Height
4135mm / 1695mm / 1430mm
 Maximum Speed
146mph (235kph)
Limited to 112mph (180kph)
0-60mph 6.6 seconds (6.4 '04 facelift)
0-60mph 6.4 seconds (6.2 '04 facelift)*
* Estimated performance.

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