The first three Honda Civic Type Rs have rolled off the assembly line in the United Kingdom.
Dressed in red, white and blue, the models feature an aggressive body kit, a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system and 19-inch alloy wheels. However, the real coup de grâce is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 310 PS (228 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission which enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds before hitting a top speed of 270 km/h (167 mph).
In a statement, Honda of the UK Manufacturing Managing Director Soichiro Takizawa said “The new Civic Type R is an imperative model for Honda, representing our racing spirit and demonstrating our commitment to innovation and passion. We are extremely proud to be the only manufacturer of the Civic Type R in the world.”