In 2007 Honda launched the long awaited replacement to the outgoing Civic Type-R EP3. The FN2 with its dramatic styling was visually a distinct leap from the previous model.
A futuristic approach was taken on the design with a focus on sharp angles creating an aggressive look even for lower powered models. With a slight variation of the powerplant fitted to the outgoing EP3 power was increased to 201PS with 193NM of torque. But with a marginally increased kerb weight of 1267kg the FN2 was very similar in terms of real world performance to the previous model but offered a large choice of higher specification features and a more refined interior.

The introduction of the Championship White Special Edition in October 2008 debuted what a lot of European Type-R fans had wanted for a long time - a Limited Slip Differential fitted as standard. With the special edition also featuring Honda’s legendary Championship White paintwork with matching wheels and additional trim, this limited edition quickly found favour. Following on from the success of the special edition, all FN2 Type-R models from March 2010 were fitted with the LSD as standard.

 Engine Capacity & Type
2.0-litre (1998cc) 16v DOHC i-VTEC inline 4 (K20 Z4)
 Maximum Power
201ps (198bhp) @ 7500rpm
 Maximum Torque
193Nm @ 5600rpm
6-speed manual
No (Option on later models and standard on CW version)
Ventilated disc
Solid disc
 Additional Info
 Wheels & Tyres
18-inch 7-spoke 5-lug alloys / Optional 19" Rage alloys
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A (225/40 R18) / Yokohama Advan Sport (225/35 R19)
 Dimensions & Weight
 Length / Width / Height
4276mm / 1785mm / 1445mm
 Maximum Speed
146mph (235kph)
0-60mph 6.6 seconds
* Estimated performance.

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