R = Racing
A brief history on the Type-R Family.
The very first of the Honda cars to have the red badge was the RA272 Formula 1 car, the first Honda to win the Grand Prix in 1965 with a V12 engine.
1992 Honda NSX Type-R
The very first Type-R model but it was only availabl;e in Japan. The point was to develop a raod-racing car, hence the ‘champion white’ paintjob and Red Honda emblem.
– 3.0 litre engine 197bhp
1995 Honda Integra Type-R
This is another Japanese only Type-R model
– 108 litre engine 197bhp
1997 Honda Civic Type-R
Yet another Japanese only model but the first Civic to receive the Type-R treatment.
– 1.6 litre engine 183bhp
1998 Honda Integra Type-R
This car was the first Type-R to reach European and American shores.
– 1.8 litre engine
1999 Honda Accord Type-R
Not just in Japan, this model was also available in Europe too but was the least exciting Type-R.
– 2.2 litre with 210bhp
2001 Honda Integra Type-R
This second-generation Integra was also a Japan only car, it was the first Type-R model to feature 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine with 218bhp.
2001 Honda Civic Type-R
This Civic Type-R was available in the UK with a 2.0 litre engine with 197bhp.
2002 Honda NSX Type-R
Japan only model with a 3.2 litre V6 with 276bhp.
2007 Honda Civic Type-R
This was the most recent Type-R, same as it’s predecessor, just a different shape.
Until NOW ………
2015 Honda Civic Type-R GT
Turbo charged beast.
– 2.0 with 306bhp