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Honda Civic Type R (FK8) specs

Price in Europe €36,490 - €47,069
Car type Compact
Curb weight 1380-1436 kg (3042-3166 lbs)
Introduced 2017
Origin country Japan
Gas mileage 29.4-6.6 l/100 km (8-36 mpg US / 10-43 mpg UK)
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0 - 40 kph1.9 s
0 - 50 kph2.4 s
0 - 80 kph4.3 s
0 - 100 kph5.5 s
0 - 120 kph7.6 s
0 - 130 kph8.0 s
0 - 140 kph10.1 s
0 - 150 kph10.5 s
0 - 160 kph11.6 s
0 - 180 kph15.8 s
0 - 200 kph18.5 s
1000 m25.3 s @ 214.0 kph
0 - 30 mph2.1 s
0 - 60 mph4.9 s
0 - 100 mph11.5 s
0 - 130 mph21.7 s
Est. 1/8 mile9.8 s @ 87.6 mph
1/4 mile13.5 s @ 108.0 mph
Honda Civic Type R acceleration graph

General performance

Top speed272 kph (169 mph)
Est. 0 - 100 mph - 020.0 s @ 1703 ft
Est. max acceleration0.51 g (5 m/s²)
18m slalom70.2 kph (43.6 mph)
Emissions178 g/km
Lateral acceleration1.03 g (10 m/s²)

Powertrain specs

Engine type Inline 4, turbo, DI, DOHC, 16 valves, VTEC, Dual-VTC
Displacement 2.0 l (122 ci / 1996 cc)
Power 320 ps (316 bhp / 235 kw) @ 6500 rpm
Torque 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) @ 2500 rpm
Power / liter 160 ps (158 hp)
Power / weight 228 ps (224 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 284 Nm (210 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 27 PS per l/100 km
Power / €5000 40 ps
Transmission 6 speed manual
Layout front engine, front wheel drive

Braking distance

50 kph - 08 m (27 ft)
100 kph - 032 m (106 ft)
130 kph - 058 m (191 ft)
190 kph - 0132 m (433 ft)
200 kph - 0131 m (428 ft)
60 mph - 030 m (99 ft)
70 mph - 045 m (146 ft)

Rolling acceleration

60 - 100 kph (4)3.7 s
60 - 100 kph (5)5.2 s
80 - 120 kph (4)4.1 s
80 - 120 kph (5)4.8 s
80 - 120 kph (6)6.7 s
80 - 150 kph (5)10.0 s
80 - 150 kph (6)14.0 s
80 - 160 kph (4)8.9 s
80 - 160 kph (5)11.1 s
80 - 160 kph (6)15.4 s
60 - 160 kph8.3 s
80 - 120 kph3.2 s
Est. 100 - 140 kph4.5 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph14.3 s

Interior noise

Noise @ idle43 dB
Noise @ 50 kph64 dB
Noise @ 80 kph70 dB
Noise @ 100 kph70 dB
Noise @ 130 kph73 dB
Noise @ 160 kph75 dB
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Wibble   2w ago

Still need to add the Llandow time of 45.8.

Auto Express test:

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benedekpuskas  2w ago

Where's the Nürburgring lap time?

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Ray  4m ago

I know it’s old thread now. I have owned the golf r dsg tuned. Focus rs tuned on e85 and type r and the Honda Is the best car to drive out of all of them hands down. Yes it’s slightly slower in a straight line but I like to take It on a twisty mountain road and I decimates everything. It’s nicer to drive and more comfortable than the golf. Focus was a horrendous place to be.

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Hoppelmoppel123  7m ago

AutoBild (8/August 2020)
0-80 kph: 4.3 s
CO2: 178 g/km

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Hoppelmoppel123  8m ago

AutoBild (8/August 2020)
0-80 kph: 4.3 s
CO2: 178 g/km

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Hoppelmoppel123  9m ago

SportAuto 6/2019:
Slalom 18 m: 70.2 kph

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benedekpuskas  9m ago


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Cauf40f50  9m ago


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Cauf40f50  10m ago

Vtec kick in yoo

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Harrier  2y ago

i just noticed the 0-60 mph, how on earth is that 4.9 seconds when the 0-100kph is 5.6

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Cocobe  2y ago

I wouldn’t doubt this car is fun to drive. Just can’t be seen in one.

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JustARandomGuu  2y ago

People in this post are retarded. Comparing 0-100km times with AWD cars.

THE CIVIC IS A FWD PLATFORM. COMPARE IT TO OTHER FWD PLATFORMS. If you actually wanna see which company did it better. As a consumer you can argue about what you should choose between a FWD hatchback and a RWD Sports car. But they ARE NOT the same thing.

So, Given the fact that the Civic Type R is a version of the FWD Platform Civic, that you can also take on a track, it is THE BEST example of such a car. PERIOD.

And I am ONLY considering its performance on track. If you count in other factors like reliability, services, interior space, comfort, seating position, aftermarket support, price, and cost of maintainance etc, the Civic DEATROYS ALL COMPETITION.

That's the sad truth you can't understand.

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percy  2y ago

hondas are for people with white hair and over 70

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Eric  2y ago

Auto express ran 45.8 with the fk8 at llandow, please add, this is a very fast time!

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2007 350Z HR  2y ago

Odd thread. Lots of VR4 talk.
I own a 2007 350Z HR with FBO. My carc is by no means super fast
I have beaten a couple of stock Type Rs, I agree that they're overrated. From a dig I pulled hard on both of them.

As far as the VR4, I've lost to 2 bone stock VR4s, a 1996 and 1999. They're faster than people think and pretty untouchable from a dig. They're a bit faster than a stock Focus RS and a bit slower than the Golf R DSG.

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reverend pilkington  2y ago

LoL this is a funny thread.

I have a golf r and i am running worn out PS4 michelins. just worn away, but.

This car is a fun little go cart around the back roads. i love my golf r. for the fun and happyness is brings to me.

and that honda is hideous

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Brenda  2y ago

This honda thai bar car is the most silly car i have ever ever had the misfortune of looking at.

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Quotate  2y ago

This took the following five fwd lap records:
- Magny-Cours 02:01:51
- Spa Francorchamps 02:53:72
- Silverstone 02:31:32
- Estoril 02:01:84
- Hungaroring 02:10:19

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Bezza  3y ago

Read this months EVO magazine track car article. The Civic is voted best all round real world car and second overall to the 911 GT3. Really impressive comments from the judges on this car which on a dry/wet/dry track is apparently amazing. Any naysayers and critics put off by the looks and apparent straightline speed compared with the opposition may have their opinions of the car changed after reading this test.

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Bezza  3y ago

On the other hand autocars road test figures are 0-60 in 5.7 secs and 0-100 in 12.5. Perhaps autocar had one of the earlier quicker ones.

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Bezza  3y ago

Uk magazine times for the civic are slow. I have EVO magazine issue 252. 0-60 6.0 and 0-100 13.8. It’s just not that quick for the power to weight ratio. On the same day a Golf R did 0-100 in 11.6 and was 5.5 sec ahead by 130 mph!! The previous gen type R actually posted better times in EVO

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Bezza  3y ago

Uk magazine times for the civic are slow. I have EVO magazine issue 252. 0-60 6.0 and 0-100 13.8. It’s just not that quick for the power to weight ratio. On the same day a Golf R did 0-100 in 11.6 and was 5.5 sec ahead by 130 mph!! The previous gen type R actually posted better times in EVO

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UKCarEnthusiast   3y ago

I also noticed this debate about the 3000GT Twin Turbo vs the Type R.

Well, it just so happens that I actually owned a 1996 6 speed Mitsu GTO Twin Turbo, factory spec (I never modify my cars). It was about as fast as my current RS6, and actually a bit quicker downlow - I'd recon the RS6 would be about half a car to a car ahead at 250kph.

It appears no one watched the links the poster provided.

Are the GTOs/VR4s clunky, piggish cars? Yes, in many aspects they are awful, outdated cars - but their straight line merit is highly impressive. They do 60mph well under 5 seconds with a monkey at the wheel.
Published figures from US AND UK magazines show faster times for the VR4/GTO TT than the new 2017/2018 Type R, and by quite a bit at that. If averaged out, the GTO TT/VR4 does 60mph in 4.7s and the quarter mile in 13.2@103mph. My personal best run was about .5s faster ET than the FASTEST recorded time for the Type R with barely any difference in trap speed. Even if the Type R trapped 172kph, for instance, it's not winning due to the absolutely massive ET difference.

Again, my GTO TT was factory spec down to the wheels. I had it dynod - It makes FAR more horsepower than stated by Mitsubishi, and anyone involved in the Mitsubishi community knows that, these cars make more like 340-355 crank horsepower. Mitsu was going after the Skyline GT-R, of course they underrated the car!

My mate had an R33 Skyline GT-R, we were neck and neck from a dead stop to over 240kph. From a rolling start, at any speed, my GTO TT would have half a car on him.

There is NO way in HELL a factory spec Civic Type R could win a race from a standing start to top speed against ANY GTO Twin Turbo / 3000GT VR4. Are people that stupid?! Anyone who disagrees has never been in or driven a well maintained GTO TT or VR4 - these cars are good for high 12s in the quarter mile off the show room floor, especially the J spec MR model.

Yes, the GTO TT / VR4 is a heavy, complicated car, and it handles like shite. I sold mine because it was no fun on B roads, and only fun in a straight line. Ironically, I sold it for the FK2 Type R I mentioned owning, and I had to get over how much slower the Type R was compared to the GTO TT. The difference is massive.

The man provided legitimate links. People should watch the links. The GTO TT and VR4 are supercars acceleration wise compared to the 4-cyl Type R. No chance for the Type R.

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UKCarEnthusiast  3y ago

I just came across this page after test driving a new Type R for a couple hours, have a mate that sells Hondas. I have to agree with the posters saying the numbers are off, this new FK8 is nowhere near as quick as it is hyped up to be.
I also had a young twat try and race me in his brand new Type R about 2 months ago - I drive a high mileage 2003 Audi RS6, which I don't consider all that fast considering - and my RS6 made his Type R look like it was going in slow motion.

This car couldn't do 60mph in under 5 seconds (in factory spec form at least) if its life depended on it, and I'm talking the 320bhp UK model. It does 100kph in right around 6 seconds, and the 420 mark in 14.0s at 165kph with an average driver.
@hostboy - you're a crack up mate. Hoping you arent daft enough to think a factory spec Type R can trap 113mph, don't make me laugh. And I'm actually a Honda fan, I had an FK2 Type R awhile back - it was the same as the new FK8 - unimpressive in a straight line, great in the corners. It was too much of a rattle box so I sold it.

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hostboy  3y ago

[2018 Honda Civic Type R] Motor Trend 7/2018 test results [published in "Ultimate Grand Tourers" page on this issue date]:
0-30 mph = 2.3 s
0-40 mph = 3.3 s
0-50 mph = 5.0 s
0-60 mph = 7.2 s
0-70 mph = 8.5 s
0-80 mph = 9.7 s
0-90 mph = 10.8 s
0-100 mph = 11.6 s
1/4-mile = 14.3 s / 113.6 mph
Figure-8 = 22.0 s / 1.12 g
Lateral acceleration = 0.93 g
Willow Springs = 82.13 s

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BR2+  3y ago

Nothing is going to get changed get over it already, The fastest stock time tested we use from a credible dource And its just that d8kple, simply because you failed to get a time thats as good as thd time shown here, that doesnt change anything, Doesnt matter how good or bad a driver you are, Get over it Nobody who would be honest would write THAT MUCH about a stick time to be removed without some dishonest motive.

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Vr4 and fk8 owner TRUTH  3y ago

Ok, i came here to look at lap times for my type r, but i actually own both a 2017 Civic Type R and a 1998 3000GT VR4, both are stock.

You'd have to be insane to think the Type R could beat ANY VR4 in a straight line race or drag race, im dying here! The 94 to 99 3000GT VR4 makes an underrated 320hp @6000rpm and 315tq @ 2500rpm from a twin turbo 3.0L V6. It beat the 300ZX TT and RX7 TT by car lengths.

So, more power, more displacement and the AWD advantage. It also has a much better geared 6 speed manual than the shortly geared type r.
My VR4 dynod 293@whp. Stock. Mitsu underrated the numbers, in the UK its rated at 280bhp@whp.

My VR4 ran a best of 13.08@104.2mph and usually runs a 13.1@103. My FK8 ran a best of 13.73@104.6mph and averages 13.8@104mph.

From a dig the VR4 jumps ahead of my FK8, by the 1/4m mark its about 4 or 5 car lengths ahead, and by 160mph the type r is about 1.5 to 2 cars behind depending on the VR4s launch. The VR4 pulls like 3 or 4 cars off the jump on the FK8. Ive done this race like 10 times, different launches, the VR4 always wins.

The best recorded time for an FK8 was the pre production car that ran 0 to 60 in 4.9 and the quarter mile in 13.5@108. The stock ones after were all high 13s @102 to 104.
Motorweek ran a stock 1994 VR4 to 60 in 4.9s and the quarter mile in 13.5@103mph. Motortrend got 0 to 60 in 4.8s and the quarter in 13.5@102. Motortrends FK8 ran a best of 14.0s @ 103. Thats a .5s difference in et.
If you average out published times, the VR4 comes out as faster by quite a bit. The et is huge. The FK8 cant close that gap!

Having said all this, the FK8 is the better by far, despite being slower in a straight line.
Sorry Honda guys, the 20 year old VR4 is faster than the fk8 Type R by quite a bit. BUT the FK8 rapes it around a track.

Jesus, what a stupidly obvious comparison though. A TT V6 with more power displacement and AWD vs a FWD 4cyl single turbo with FWD...only an idiot would think the FK8 would win that!!!!!

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08 z owner   3y ago

@fastest laps - the vr4 dynos at 285 to 290 whp, thats a well known fact.

Ive seen this race, the VR4 has 2 cars on the fk8 by 150mph from a dig, consistently and the VR4 is still pulling.

. How can you not beleive that? The VR4 has AWD, and a 3.0L v6 twin turbo with 285 to to 290whp so about 345 to 350hp at the crank, my friend has both, a 2017 FK8 and a 1998 VR4, both stock. The VR4 runs 13.1s@103 to 104mph, the FK8 runs 13.8s to 13.9s@101 to 104mph. Thats a .8s to .7s difference, the VR4 is about 5 car lengths ahead of the type r at the 420 mark, it cant close the gap. Sorry, its a fact, the VR4 is faster any way you play it as far as acceleration. I own a stock 2008 hr z, and his VR4 beats me by the same amount to 150mph.

All these commenters are correct, im the 3rd person to verify this!!!

13.2@102.7mph stock 1999 VR4 - 94 vr4 0 to 60 4.9s 1/4m 13.5s @103mph - j spec vr4 beating an r33 skyline. Can an FK8 do that??? - stock gto tt, identical to the us vr4, beating an r32 skyline

Links to fk8 -
13.9@104mph - motortrend, 14.0s 1/4m

How is this unbelievable??? The VR4 is leagues faster, it has twin turbos, awd, more torque and hp, and is easily faster. Ive seen this race, the fk8 loses by 2 to 3 cars.