JDM Honda Civic Type R launched in Tokyo

Posted on Saturday, 31 October 2009 , 15:10:40 byEmil

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JDM Honda Civic Type R launched in Tokyo

Even if the Toyota Group was the most active at the 2009 edition of the Tokyo Auto Show, Honda did not want to come far behind and after presenting some interesting creation like the Honda EV-N, Honda CR-Z sports coupe and the Honda Skydeck MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) concept studies, it was time to show off the JDM Honda Civic Type R. Practically, we are talking about the European three door hatchback Honda Civic Type R that is currently built in the UK, at the Swindon factory owned by the Japanese automaker. The European Honda Civic Type R has a powertrain composed of a six speed manual gearbox, a front wheel drive system and a 2.0 liter four cylinder naturally aspirated engine capable of developing 201 horsepower at 7800 revs per minute and 142 lb-ft of torque or 192 Nm of torque at 5600 revs per minute. Practically, Honda is planning to launch the European Civic Type-R on the JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) next month.

The European Honda Civic Type-R manages to reach a maximum speed of 235 km/h or 146 mph while being able to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds. Even if the Japanese automaker did not disclose any performance figures for the JDM Honda Civic Type R, we are more than certain that there will be no differences in comparison to the European version.

For those of you who do not know, the Honda Civic Type R has been on the market since 1997. Currently, the Honda Civic Type R has reached its third generation, since 2007. Between 1997 and 2007 the Honda Civic Type R was only available in the three door hatchback version, but starting with the third generation launched in 2007 the Honda Civic Type-R is available in both a three door hatchback version and a four door sedan version.


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