Engine/Chassis Features

Turbocharged 2.0-liter VTEC® Engine

What’s the Benefit?

Sporting enthusiasts who demand the ultimate in acceleration performance will exult in this, the most powerful engine in a Honda-badged vehicle ever marketed in the U.S.

The Feature:

The powerplant in the Civic Type R packs a variety of ingenious features to create a thundering torrent of power while tightly managing emissions.

  • Along with the intercooled turbocharger, this powerplant features direct injection, Variable Timing Control™ (VTC™) on both camshafts and VTEC® on the exhaust cam. 
  • The small-diameter turbine wheel helps minimize turbo lag and improve responsiveness.
  • Horsepower peaks at a breathtaking 315 hp at 6500 rpm when using premium unleaded fuel.
  • The torque peak of 310 lb-ft is achieved at a low 2600 rpm, and maintains until 4000 rpm for a sustained blast of thrust.
  • Special sodium-filled exhaust valves help conduct heat away from the valve faces for greater dependability.
  • Variable Timing Control (VTC) and exhaust-cam VTEC help to optimize exhaust-gas recirculation for exceptionally low emissions