Honda Type R Blood­line

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With the new gen­er­a­tion of the Honda Civic Type R (FK8; CTR) set to ar­rive in Honda show­rooms in Septem­ber, we wanted to take a look back at where it all be­gan and at the cars that have worn the ‘Type R’ badge in the past.

De­signed as a sim­ple recipe avail­able straight from the fac­tory — com­bine a lit­tle bit of power with a stiff chas­sis for a nim­ble, track-ready streetle­gal speed de­mon — the CTR has al­ways had a fo­cus on min­i­mal weight; max­i­mum tun­abil­ity; and fur­ther po­ten­tial in the en­gine, sus­pen­sion, and brak­ing de­part­ments. It has long been a sta­ple on pro­fes­sional cir­cuits, as well as be­ing used for street du­ties over the last 20 years — not sur­pris­ing, when you con­sider the diehard fan base it has amassed along the way. Search ‘Civic blood­line’ at the­mo­tor­ to learn more.

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