The highest performance version of the Honda Civic is the Type R. Featuring a lightened and stiffened body, tuned engine and upgraded brakes and chassis, it also has red badging.
The Honda Civic Type R is powered by K20C1 Direct Fuel Injection 2.0-litre inline 4 turbocharged engine with Earth Dreams Technology. Maximum power is 228 kW (310 PS; 306 bhp) at 6500 RPM and maximum torque of 400 N⋅m (300 lb⋅ft) at 2500–4500 RPM. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with a factory equipped plate-style limited slip differential. Honda states that the Type R reaches 0–62 mph in 5.7 seconds.