The Honda CIVIC TYPE R (EK) '98 is a hot hatch produced by Honda. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date since Gran Turismo 2. Although not initially available in Gran Turismo Sport, it was later introduced as part of Update 1.41, released on July 31, 2019.
Colors[edit | edit source]
There are four colors available for this vehicle:
- Sunlight Yellow
- Championship White
- Vogue Silver Metallic
- Starlight Black Pearl
Description[edit | edit source]
"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.
Acquisition[edit | edit source]
GT2[edit | edit source]
This car can be bought at the Honda New Cars Dealership in East City for 19,980 Credits.
GT3[edit | edit source]
This car can be bought at the Honda dealership for 19,980 Credits.
GT4P[edit | edit source]
The player can unlock this car by completing the lesson #21 in the Driving School area.
GT4[edit | edit source]
This car can be bought at the Late 90's Used Car Dealership for various prices depending on the mileage, normally ranging from 9,990 Credits and 12,880 Credits.
GTPSP[edit | edit source]
This car can be purchased for 19,980 Credits.
GT5[edit | edit source]
This car is a Standard Car, and can occasionally be bought at the Used Car Dealership for around 15,000 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage. It is a Level 0 car.
GT6[edit | edit source]
This car can be purchased for 19,980 Credits. It has a simple interior.
GT Sport[edit | edit source]
This car can be purchased in the Honda section of Brand Central for 20,000 Credits.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Despite appearing in nearly all Gran Turismo games to date, this car didn't receive an updated model and interior view until it was added to Gran Turismo Sport.
- This might be due to the pre-facelift model getting such treatment first in PlayStation 3 era games.