Honda Civic Type-R 

  • 2007
  • 198 HP 2.0L
  • 145 mph
97 As a basis for the Type-R, Honda has already released the Type-S Civic, with sportier suspension, steering and overall improved handling.
by Top Speed (Jul, 2006)
Instead of that, they are engineered to create one of the best driving experience by use of a responsive steering, intuitive handling.
by Top Speed (Jul, 2006)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Honda Civic Type-R


Civic Type-R
6.5 s
Infiniti G37
5.2 s

Top speed

Civic Type-R
145 mph
Infiniti G37
167 mph
Golf R32
130 mph


Civic Type-R
15.9 s
MX-5 Miata
19.5 s
Infiniti G37
13.9 s

Top Gear track time

Civic Type-R
Golf R32
GT 86

1/4 mile

Civic Type-R
14.9 s
MX-5 Miata
16.3 s

Data points Key details of the Honda Civic Type-R


Civic Type-R
198 HP
Infiniti G37
330 HP


Civic Type-R
143 ft-lb
Infiniti G37
266 ft-lb

In The News From around the web


Honda Civic Type-R
Firmer steering, a quicker ratio and stiffer steering box mountings all provide pin-sharp responses to steering wheel input, while the fuel tank's central location beneath the cabin floor helps to lower the centre of gravity and reduces the body's inertia moment.
Further development of the Type R unit means more useable torque, as the switch to high-lift, long duration valve timing (the cam change) now takes place at a lower 5,200rpm, and continues all the way to 8,000rpm.

2007 Honda Civic Type R

AutomobileMag News
No, the most disheartening thing is that Honda is going to offer a stripped-down, 90-pounds-lighter Type R with no audio system, no rear parcel cover, no engine undertray, and reduced sound insulation.
After all, the U.S.-market Civic Si has pretty nice sport seats, virtually the same engine, and pretty hard-core handling characteristics itself.

2007 Honda Civic Type-R - Top Speed
Honda’s Type-R philosophy is focused around offering a driving experience similar to that given by racing cars and making the driver part of the machine by giving him high levels of feedback from the vehicle such as sound, steering response and handling.
While supercharged engines could easily produce more power, NA engines deliver their power smoother and put it to ground more effectively.

2007 Honda Civic Type R

Car & Driver News
The new Type R was presented in vivid yellow as a concept car, simply because the production version will not be available in Europe until the end of this year, after lesser three-door versions have appeared.
The power supply is unchanged — a high-revving but naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter i-VTEC engine.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Honda
Year 2007

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 15.06 lb/hp
Maximum hp 198 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 143 ft-lb
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 2,000 cc
Fuels Gas
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,981 lb

road tests

Top speed 145 mph
1/4 mile 14.9 s
0-60mph 6.5 s
0-100mph 15.9 s
0-200kph 29.9 s
Top gear time 1:33.50
Tsukuba circuit time 1:12.22
Hockenheim short lap time 1:21.30


Drivetrain FWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
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