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PostSubject: History of Civic Type R   Fri Dec 07 2007, 12:34

Honda Civic Type-R model history (1997-2007)

1st Generation - EK9 Civic Type-R
August 1997: The EK9 Civic Type-R is launched in Japan. It is
powered by an exclusively-developed 1.6-liter DOHC VTEC B16B engine that makes
185 bhp at 8,200 rpm. The lightweight B16B engine features a new valve system
allowing higher engine speeds, reduced engine friction, improved breathing, and
increased compression ratio. Main features of handling include increased body
rigidity, reduced weight, sports suspension, torque-sensitive helical LSD,
sports-tuned ABS, and Bridgestone Potenza RE010 tires.

2nd Generation EP3 Civic Type-R
October 2001: A Type-R version of the 7th generation Civic
is announced. It is built at Honda in the UK Manufacturing in Swindon,
Wiltshire. The CTR as it becomes known by enthusiasts is powered by a
2.0-liter i-VTEC engine that produces 200 bhp. The Civic Type-R goes on to sell
over 35,000 units and pick up numerous Hot Hatch of the Year awards.

3rd Generation FD2 Civic Type-R (Japan only)
The Japanese market Civic Type R (FD2) went on sale on the
30th March 2007. For the first time the JDM Civic is sold as a four door sedan
rather than a three door hatchback. The new Japanese model's engine output is
higher than the European version's, with 222bhp (225 PS) being developed at
8,400rpm and 159lb ft (215 NM) of torque peaking at 6,100rpm (versus 198bhp at
7,800rpm and 142lb ft at 5,600rpm for the European model). Drive is fed through
a close ratio six speed gearbox, and a limited slip differential is fitted as
standard. The front brake discs are fitted with four pot Brembo calipers, and
the car runs on 225/40 R18 Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tyres. A Type R aero kit
and trademark black and red bucket seats complete the package.

Honda claims the body is 50% more rigid than the previous Japan-only Integra
Type R, and the new model features an independent rear suspension rather than
the torsion beam configuration used on the latest European Civic Type-R. To save
weight, aluminum is used extensively and bonded with adhesive instead of
welded.

3rd Generation FN Civic Type-R
The European market Civic Type R is offered only as a three
door hatch back and uses a different chassis based on the Honda Fit. The rear
suspension formerly a double wishbone set up has been changed to a less complex
torsion beam axle. The drive train is largely the same as the out going model
offering 198 bhp at 7,800rpm and 142lb ft of torque at 5,600 rpm. The new
European Civic Type R has met with criticism from evo magazine who complained
that it falls short dynamically when compared to rivals like the European
market Ford Focus ST
and Volkswagen Golf GTi particularly in the areas of steering and chassis
balance.
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PostSubject: Re: History of Civic Type R   Mon Dec 10 2007, 19:39

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PostSubject: Re: History of Civic Type R   Mon Dec 10 2007, 22:52

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PostSubject: Re: History of Civic Type R   Wed Dec 12 2007, 13:10

Foxbat wrote:
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2nd Generation EP3 Civic Type-R
October 2001: A Type-R version of the 7th generation Civic
is announced. It is built at Honda in the UK Manufacturing in Swindon,
Wiltshire. The CTR as it becomes known by enthusiasts is powered by a
2.0-liter i-VTEC engine that produces 200 bhp. The Civic Type-R goes on to sell
over 35,000 units and pick up numerous Hot Hatch of the Year awards.

There are 2 versions of this Type-R. The one you quoted is the UK spec EP3 Type-R.

The JDM Honda EP3 Civic type R is a K20A 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine with 215 horsepower (15 more than the UK EP3) and adopts a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission. The EP3 JDM has also a helical LSD which is missing the the UK model. The 215ps engine has different camshafts and ECU programming. This is also available in white while the UK model is not!

The UK market model has more relaxed gear ratios and some high rpm horse power traded for low rpm torque compared to the JDM model.

Horsepower (kW [PS]/rpm)158 [215] / 8000
Torque (N.m [ km-m] /rpm)202 [20.6] / 7000
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PostSubject: Re: History of Civic Type R   Mon Dec 31 2007, 12:17

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