Video Review of 2016 Honda Civic Type R FK2, Production Number 0007

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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.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

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.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

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?

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Jake Stumph is a lifelong car enthusiast and racer, who has operated as the content editor for Internet Brands Automotive since 2015. He runs Corvette Forum, 6SpeedOnline, Honda-tech, and LS1tech, among other Internet Brands Automotive websites. His work has been featured by several other prominent automotive outlets, including Jalopnik and Autobytel.

He obtained a bachelor's degree in Political Science at the Ohio State University in 2013, then pivoted from covering politics and policy to writing about his automotive adventures, something that, he says, is a lot more fun. Since that time, he has established connections with most of the world's major automakers, as well as other key brands in the automotive industry.

He enjoys track days, drifting, and autocross, at least, when his cars are running right, which is uncommon. You can check out what he's up to on his YouTube channel, as well as his Jake Stumph Racing Instagram account. He can be reached via email at [email protected]

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