|Honda CIVIC TYPE R (EK) '97|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo (RM)|
Gran Turismo 2 (RM)
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5 (RM)
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||Standard, Premium|
|Interior in GT6||Detailed|
|Max Power||182 BHP|
|Performance Points||390 PP|
|Max Torque||123.9 lb-ft|
|0-60 Mph||8.84 seconds|
|Standing Quarter Mile||16.568 seconds|
|Weight||1,050 kilograms (2,300 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||5.77 kg (12.7 lb) per horsepower|
There are three colors available for this vehicle:
- Vogue Silver Metallic
- Starlight Black Pearl
- Championship White
"The first Type R model that dominated circuits around the world."
When you talk about hot Honda Civics, surely the 6th iteration of this compact-car icon that first appeared in 1972 would take of the forefront of the conversation. The car known in-house as the "EK" and dubbed by Civic loyalists as the "Miracle Civic" arrived in 1995. It boasted excellent fuel economy, high output three-stage VTEC, and a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) called the Honda Multimatic.
It came in 3-door hatchback and sedan forms, the latter called the Ferio in Japan. This Civic won Japan's prestigious Car of the Year award, as well as racking up a number of different honors all over the world. In August 1997, Honda introduced a "Type R" variant, which was based on the Civic hatchback. It was the first "Type R" model in Civic's history.
The engine of the Civic Type R was a B16B, a 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve inline-4, equipped with VTEC. The engine cracked out an amazing 182 HP/8200 rpm, figures previously unheard of in a naturally-aspirated engine. Also, it was lighter than the other Civics, making it that much quicker off the line.
The car was also an excellent handling machine thanks to a lowered body and firmer suspension. Naturally, the Type R made for an exceptional racer, with many victories in Grassroots Motorsports and in Japan's Super Taikyu endurance series. Even after all these years, the car still has a loyal following.
This car (as the Honda Civic (Racer) in the NTSC-U version of the game) can be purchased at the Honda New Cars Dealership for 19,980 Credits. A special colored variant of this car is the prize for winning the Lightweight Sports Battle Stage. The special colored variant has a chance of 1/2 (50% of probability) to come as a prize car.
This car can be purchased at the Honda Used Car Dealership for around 15,000-18,000 Credits.
The Honda Civic TYPE R (EK) '97 can be bought from the used car showroom (late '90s) for around 9,990 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage.
The Honda Civic Type R (EK) '97 can be purchased from the dealerships for 19,980 Credits.
As a Premium car, the Honda Civic Type R (EK) '97 can be purchased from the dealership for 19,980 Credits. It is a Level 0 car.
It is also available from winning all races in the FF Challenge (B-Spec).
It can also be made into a Standard Car by importing it from Gran Turismo PSP, but it can only be used in Arcade Mode.
This car can be purchased for 19,980 Credits. It is a detailed car.