Honda CIVIC TYPE R (EK) '97
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
Manufacturer Honda
Displacement 1595 cc
Drivetrain FF
Aspiration NA
Engine B16B
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
Length 4180 mm
Width 1695 mm
Height 1360 mm
Weight 1,050 kilograms (2,300 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 5.77 kg (12.7 lb) per horsepower

The Honda CIVIC TYPE R (EK) '97 is a hot hatch produced by Honda. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date except Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec and Gran Turismo Sport.


There are three colors available for this vehicle:

  • Vogue Silver Metallic
  • Starlight Black Pearl
  • Championship White

In-game description

"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.



Honda CIVIC TYPE R (EK) '97

Honda CIVIC TYPE R (EK) '97

Honda CIVIC TYPE R (EK) RM '97

Honda CIVIC TYPE R (EK) RM '97


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