Honda Civic Type R goes into production

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.”

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