What the Honda Civic Type R Championship White has over the standard Type R is a limited slip differential, which helps lay down the power.
What the Honda Civic Type R Championship White has over the standard Type R is a limited slip differential, which helps lay down the power. All CTRs have the same 2.0i VTEC petrol engine, with variable valve timing that allows for power and efficiency. It produces 201PS at 7,800 rpm and 193Nm of pulling power at 5,600rpm allowing a top speed of 146mph, following a 0-62mph sprint time of 6.6 seconds.
As well as sharing the same engine as the Type R, the Honda Civic Type R GT Championship White also shares a nicely weighted, 6-speed manual gearbox - a combination that makes for fuel consumption figures of 22.2mpg (urban), 40.4mpg (extra urban) and 31 mpg for the combined. The emissions are reasonable for this type of car at 215g/km putting it in VED Band F and the insurance group is 17.
But the idea is to forget the numbers and enjoy the exhilarating power as you take to the lanes and minor roads. For sure, the Honda Civic Type R is capable on the motorway, with plenty of oomph in all gears, including 6th, for quick, safe overtakes, but the best enjoyment is to be had away from the straight and narrow. There can be a bit of torque steer but it is easily controllable and excellent fun as the car remains flat on fast bends and makes a wonderful noise with every blip of the throttle.
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|