The Civic Type-R FD2 remains a coveted vehicle for Type-R enthusiasts in the UK with low numbers and guaranteed exclusivity.

Unlike previous Japanese Market versions of the Civic Type-R, which shared the same bodyshell as UK models but featured invariably higher specifications, the JDM Civic Type-R FD2 is based on an entirely different model. Going on sale in Japan on 30th March 2007 for the first time the Civic Type-R was based on a 4 door saloon rather than a hatchback, Honda citing increased stability in high speed cornering as one of the reasons behind this decision.

With the K20A engine featuring the block from the Accord Euro-R CL7 power was higher than the UK Civic at 225PS and 215NM of torque. As had become standard practice with Honda’s JDM variants, a Limited Slip Differential was fitted as standard along with 4 pot Brembo brakes.

Honda made extensive use of aluminium in the larger bodyshell, with this being (where possible) bonded instead of welded to limit weight and increase stiffness, which resulted in the car being up to 50% stiffer than the Integra DC5.

 Engine Capacity & Type
2.0-litre (1998cc) 16v DOHC i-VTEC inline 4 (K20Z4)
 Maximum Power
225ps (222bhp) @ 8400rpm
 Maximum Torque
215Nm @ 6100rpm
6-speed manual
Torque sensitive Helical LSD
320mm ventilated disc (4 pot Brembo calipers)
282mm discs
 Additional Info
 Wheels & Tyres
18-inch 7-spoke 5-lug alloys (18x7.5)
Bridgestone Potenza RE070 (225/40 R18)
 Dimensions & Weight
 Length / Width / Height
4540mm / 1770mm / 1430mm
 Maximum Speed
Limited to 180kph (112mph)
0-60mph 6.2 seconds*
* Estimated performance.

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