Video Review of 2016 Honda Civic Type R FK2, Production Number 0007
PerformanceCars, a UK-based Honda enthusiast, has been through every generation of the Civic Type R, so it’s no surprise that he would eventually get his hands on the new FK2 generation car. What makes this one particularly special is that it is #0007, one of the first customer cars ever delivered.
This Championship White CTR features the new K20C1 engine, with 9.8:1 compression and a turbo, which, when spun with 17psi of boost, makes 310 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. As is the way of hot Hondas, that engine is paired to a 6-speed manual transaxle, utilizing a helical limited-slip differential, powering the front wheels.
There are many assets to the new CTR that we can talk about, but the big catch for many Honda enthusiasts and diehards is the powertrain. Gone is the naturally aspirated, 8000RPM+ capable engine, with linear power delivery and sharp throttle response, in place of that, as is the way with most modern cars, is a turbocharger and boost. The performance figures are one thing, but the driving impression is another. What does a devoted Honda fanatic think, when push comes to boosted shove, about this new Type-R and it’s heart?