Type-R Championship White | Weight-saving measures, at the time, included removing the air conditioning, audio system and electric windows.
Weight-saving measures, at the time, included removing the air conditioning, audio system and electric windows. Thankfully, this is not the case now and the latest Honda Civic Type R Championship White has all the mod-cons and practicality of the standard three-door Civic, plus a bit more.
Although the newest version of the Honda Civic Type R, or CTR as it is known in certain circles, went on sale in 2007, the Championship White GT has only just been made available to order (January 2009) and is priced at £20,140 OTR or £21,540 with satellite navigation.
The 'normal' Honda Civic Type R, if you can call it that, is well specified with switchable, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), powered and heated door mirrors, drilled aluminium sports pedals and foot rest, an alloy gear-knob that is very cold to the touch, rake and reach adjustable steering column and driver's seat height adjustment. The GT version adds cruise control, folding mirrors, automatic headlights and wipers, front fogs and dual curtain airbags front and rear, to go with the front and side airbags.
There is no way that you will forget that you are in a Honda Type R, as there are reminders in the embroidered Alcantara-covered, Recaro seats, on the door sills and metal badges on the front floor mats. So, it isn't lacking and that was the general idea behind the new Type R; not so extreme as to be impractical for everyday use but still a shed-load of fun.
Honda Civic Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Honda Civic Type R GT Championship White 2.0 i-VTEC|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||6.6 Seconds|
|Top Speed||146 mph|
|Fuel Type||Unleaded Petrol|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||40.4 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||4|
|Warranty||3 year / 90,000 miles|
|Price (when tested on the 03/02/09)||£20,140 OTR|