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Honda Civic Type-R (EP3) specs

Car type Compact
Curb weight 1246 kg (2747 lbs)
Power / weight 161 ps (158 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 157 Nm (116 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2001
Origin country Japan
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Performance

Top speed 235 kph (146 mph)
0 - 100 kph 6.8 s
0 - 200 kph 28.4 s
0 - 100 mph 16.0 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.2 s @ 80.2 mph
1/4 mile 15.1 s
Est. 1/2 mile 23.7 s @ 115.6 mph
1000 m 27.4 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 21.6 s

More acceleration times

Honda Civic Type-R acceleration graph
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Lethalracer  2y ago

The US never got Type R's in the first place so you yanks have no idea what the **** you are talking about.
Go comment on a Dodge or Chev that the rest of us who live in the real world could not give a toss about.


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BMW 4ever  6y ago

I agree with Dom, Type R is a great car for money and it's reliable too, when it comes to Dodge or something...hmmm.. for some reasons no one wants to buy it.


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aaaa  6y ago

@Dom: i almost forgot the ford focus RS beats it at top gear and guess what it's an american company. just sayin


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aaaa  6y ago

@Dom."Just let us know if u find a car thats £15.850 that does quarter mile in 15.2seconds and goes round top gear track better than 1.32" Dodge Neon SRT4 ACR there found one. about 15 k euros does sub 14 second quarter mile and i'm pretty sure it will beat 1.32 on top gear track. btw are you living in the 70's the americans now have some of the best handling cars out there.


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Wads  7y ago

Dom said:> check that again wads cos im no friend of shangrilas although im guessing its a he, sort of backed my statement up

OK well in that case you won't mind if I ban Shangrilla as he has obviously stolen your IP address.

The best way to get banned around here is to pretend to be multiple people..... stick with one ID and you'll be fine......

I'll ban Shangrilla tomorrow unless you don't think thats unfair?


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NIN  7y ago

No, Dom, I\'m not yet in my 30\'s but one of the easiest ways to get a rise out of a Civic fan is to call it a \"girl\'s car\". It\'s as easy as calling a MX-5 Miata a \"gay car\". It\'s just a way of poking fun. It\'s like calling a Camry a \"granny car\".

If it makes you feel better, it\'s also fun to say all Corvette owners are old bald guys trying to get girls..after the old guy gets divorced.

They buy civics and add a loud intake/exhaust with a great big shopping cart wing and then think they are \"fast and furious\" when in reality even grannys camry is much quicker.

That\'s true. I find it funny but to those guys, \"stickers + fartcan = HP\".

Furious Civic....I\'m sorry, it makes me lol. I roadrace motorcycles (CCS & WERA) so \"furious\" to me has a different meaning. I\'ve raced bikes around Summit Point racetrack that have more HP than this Civic. That\'s also why the \"you only care about going straight\" part of you post made me laugh.

Don\'t take things so seriously. It\'s just the internet.


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monkeypop  7y ago

\"it happens that Im actually 18years old and actually do go to college, maybe this is why im a bit over enthusiastic about my type r as its only my second car. But if you are in that age region. . . What a sad little **** you are\"

Let me see if I got this right? He is the sad **** because you think your econobox civic is furious? Let me guess.. you added a ebay intake, a fartcan exahust, big wing and some stickers as well?

In the U.S kids your age in Hondas are a huge joke. They buy civics and add a loud intake/exhaust with a great big shopping cart wing and then think they are \"fast and furious\" when in reality even grannys camry is much quicker. That is why everyone is picking on you. Naming yourself after a character from a stupid movie, talking about your furious civic and its vtec.. saying european sedans are faster than vipers/vettes.. its just sad and very ricerish.


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monkeypop  7y ago

@Dom

We already did that for you. The Cobalt SS is faster in every way for the same price. It accelerates much quicker and is faster around a track.
http://www.fastestlaps.com/comparisons/458b104d31b6e-vs-47257aec7bc47.html

Arguing about this car being faster than other cars in its price range is pretty pointless. Its like saying the suzuki swift is a great performance value because its faster than some other slow ass car for the same price.. completely pointless.


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Dom  7y ago

@ NIN

Dont see this as a personal question cos we dont know each other but can i ask how old you are only after readingone of your comments \"If you want a car to send your daughter off to college, well.....ok, maybe. \" I get the impression u must probably be at least 30, only it happens that Im actually 18years old and actually do go to college, maybe this is why im a bit over enthusiastic about my type r as its only my second car. But if you are in that age region. . . What a sad little **** you are


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Dom  7y ago

Just let us know if u find a car thats £15.850 that does quarter mile in 15.2seconds and goes round top gear track better than 1.32

Im not sticking up for the honda im, just making a statement thats backed up with piles of evidence

corvette z06 and zr1 absaloutely amazing cars, nothing else american has seemed to impress us europeans


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Dom  7y ago

Dude. . . . .

Wheres my car


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Hachi Roku  7y ago

Honda fanboys, make Hondas look even more bad than they are.


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monkeypop  7y ago

@NIN

I think we may be being trolled. Someone posting stuff that makes no sense just to get a rise out of us. At least I hope its a troll and not someone serious.


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NIN  7y ago

IT’S A FURIOUS CAR IF ITS KEPT IN THE VTEC

I think THAT part was the best part of the exchange. Posting in all caps and posting THAT is always going to cause people to LOL.

BTW, we\'re just having fun with you, dude.


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monkeypop  7y ago

I think Dom has been watching too much top gear and fast and furious to come to a reasonable conclusion.

The viper lap time you are talking about the civic being 3.5 seconds behind.. notice the \"vw\" below the time. The vipers lap was set in very wet conditions. Never mind how retarded you are for even trying to compare those two cars.

The Evo FQ400 would have its ass handed to it by a corvette Z06.. which is the same price. The FQ400 is one of the most overpriced cars out there.. anyone willing to spend nearly 80k on a mitsubishi is insane. As for the GTR.. its fantastic but its Japans only car that is posting supercar times. America has produced far more impressive cars than Japan has. Whats Hondas supercar killer?? The NSX LMAO

Bottom line, this civic isnt \"furious when the vtec kicks in\" and in America even the casual granny car is faster. Those are the facts.. deal with it. If you are inventing friends to agree with you.. then you already know what you are saying is rubbish.



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Dom  7y ago

\" It wasn’t the fastest car in the world but for the money there was very little else that could put such a huge smile on your face. \"

A quote by jeremy clarkson
Link: http://www.fastestlaps.com/car458b104d31b6e.html


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Dom  7y ago

U mean the new shape clio, i missundertood thought you meant the 182 cup which is great performer for £15000


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Dom  7y ago

as u can see from my older post i mention i like the clio and it performs n handles pretty much da same as da type r, the type r evidently is just better built n more reliable, and as for the golf yeah u can tune it more and cheaper to tune although in the uk the golf is a fair more expensive than they civic and the clio, and i was originaly talking bowt stock car that was a gud performer for its price n to me i dnt fink u can beat civic type r n clio sport


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Georg  7y ago

@Dom

easy answer...the Renault Clio III RS Sport is faster around the track and has similar straight line perfromance and was cheaper than the Civic Type R in 2005 (Clio 21,900Euro vs Type R 23,095Euro) and btw the 2005 Golf GTI was only slightly more expansive with 24,200Euro but much cheaper to mod thanks to it´s turbo engine


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Dom  7y ago

check that again wads cos im no friend of shangrilas although im guessing its a he, sort of backed my statement up


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Dom  7y ago

Finally some1 talking sense, it got blown out of proportion about the type r, NIN i didnt post laptimes no but like i said the type r comes 3.5seconds behind the viper round the top gear track and its infact 1.24 seconds behind it before hammer head, lets be honest your american supercars such as the corvette and viper wouldnt get close to europes everyday family performance cars like an m3 and audi rs4.

Admit 95% of american cars are poorley built and not deigned to corner.

Americans know more about water parks and theme parks, stick to them cos theyre pretty awesome


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Wads  7y ago

Shangrilla and Dom seem to agree..... but I don\'t think thats a surprise as they share the same IP address.....


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shangrilla  7y ago

hahaha these conversations are actually quite funny.

The type R is a really good car for value for money but there is alot better out there, like \"Dom\" says if you\'ve got a bit more money to pay for a car.

Got to say tho seems like these american dudes got a chip on their shoulder knowing that in general american cars are poops.

Come on Saleen S7, the new Ford GT anf the new Corvette are the only decent cars you have produced.

Then you got to take into consideration the value of them and compare them to the MITSUBISHI EVO 9 MRFQ 450 and NISSAN GT-R, which are far less in cost and just as good or better perfomers.


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Dom  7y ago

And as for the cobalt ss, the nissan pulsar gti-r has better acceleration times and was brought into production 15years earlier,


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Dom  7y ago

Listen, back in 2001-2005, say u were given £16,000 to buy a brand new car that you wanted to race round a track, tell me what you would have bought seriously cos obviously theres loads of cars faster and better at handling than the type r out there if your willing to pay over 25grand, it got voted hot hatch of the year in the uk for 4 years in it 6years of production, from my point of view i live in the uk and can see why, from your point of view you would prefer to rag a camry in a straight line, a type r has a better lap time tha an escort cossworth and a focus rs 20001 model, tell me serious what car was better in overall performance back in 2001-2006 for around the £16000 mark


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monkeypop  7y ago

@Dom

There are so many things completely wrong with what you are saying that it isnt even funny any longer.

Good luck finding a strait road in my part of the U.S in the Ouachita Mountains. The Cobalt SS held the Nurburgring lap record for a FWD and it completely kills the civic in handling, acceleration and ties its fuel economy. Sounds to me like you are a bit mad that the average granny car here in the U.S is quicker than this civic. Our American grannies will not be happy driving around a teeny little 1.2l Micra and that is why such cars dont sell well here. Try to merge onto one of our roads in a Micra and you will get creamed by a 18 wheeler for not being able to reach 70mph by the time you merge.

Like I said, you seem to think this is a fast car because it is faster than the little tin cans being driven around in your country but that is not the case here in the U.S.

You imply the viper (other american cars) do not handle well.. or that all our roads are strait, could anything be more ignorant?


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NIN  7y ago

Dom, YOU started the list of 0-60mph/0-100mph times for the various cars. YOU didn\'t list a single lap time for the cars YOU compared to this Civic.

The \"6.5 sec 0-60\" isn\'t impressive when the Camry next to you can run 5.8 seconds even though it is a granny car. The average age of a new Camry buyer is in the mid 50\'s (56 IIRC).

Now you want to bring laptimes into the equation. Do you want to compare the laptime of the Civic to the Cobalt SS/TC? I didn\'t think so.

(Now you\'ll say the Cobalt has a crappy interior compared to the Civic, right?)

If you want acceleration, the Civic isn\'t the best bang for the buck.
If you want good laptimes, the Civic isn\'t the best bang for the buck.
If you want a car to send your daughter off to college, well.....ok, maybe.


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Dom  7y ago

\"3.5 seconds? The Viper would be 3.5 seconds ahead before hammerhead.\"

Do you really think that straightline speed is what to look for in an all round good performance car, hence, uknow **** all


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Dom  7y ago

\"Is anything more \"granny\" than a Camry?\"

In european countries granny cars are usually a 1.4 litre or below, usually a diesel and will get above 50mpg.

Toyota Camary V6 3.5 litre engine 270bhp 1/4 mile 14.3 seconds

Honda Civic type r 2.0 litre engine 197bhp 1/4 mile 14.9

Not much in that and dont 4get that a straight line sprint, in a race round a track a type r would losse a camry in the first bend.

To call a Camry a granny car you really dont know what your talking about and if thats what your grannys are driving over there maybe they should be introduced to the Nissan Micra, Honda Jazz, VW Polo, cos if your grannys like a bit of racing these cars would prob be quicker than a Camry round a track and use ten times less fuel. Sorry but you guys really dont know what your talking about.

NIN your comparing a Camry with an Impreza,somehow i dont think Colin McRae, Tommi Makinen and Sebastein Loeb would even put them anywhere in the same league.

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