2011 Honda Civic Type-R

December 30th, 2010 by

In late 2009, Honda imported 1850 units of its Civic Type-R Euro from Britain. For 2011, the Japanese carmaker will bring only 1500 units of the sports car coupe to sell. Why the cut backs? The Type-R is produced at Honda’s Swindon site in the UK – but the engine is coming under some fire overseas – it will be discontinued in most of Europe after this year, as it does not meet stricter emissions standards.

Many years ago, when a British-built Honda Civic Type-R hit the streets, drivers everywhere loved it. From the company’s home base in Japan to the United States, Type-R gained a monstrous cult following, which continues today.

There are little changes made from the previous model, which includes additional Crystal Black Pearl color over the usual Red and White, trim updates like the different finish on the fuel cap, a new number plate and a few minor cosmetic changes throughout.

Technical specifications remain the same as Type-R’s older siblings. It keeps it’s naturally aspirated inline four-cylinder 2.0 liter engine that produces 201 horsepower at 7800 rpm and 142.3 lb-ft of torque available from 5600 rpm. Power is sent to the front wheels via the same 6-speed manual gearbox. Acceleration to 62 mph is done in 6.6 seconds, with a top speed of 146mph.

Pricing for the 2011 Honda Civic Type-R Euro spec starts around $37,200 USD.

Find out how you can buy one today at your local Honda dealership.

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