1997 JDM EK9 Honda Civic Type R
EK9 Honda Civic Type R History
1997 Following in the steps of the Honda NSX Type R and the Honda Integra Type R, the EK9 Honda Civic Type R was introduced in Japan on August 22. The EK9 Honda Civic Type R is powered by an exclusively developed 1.6 liter DOHC VTEC B16B engine that makes 185 horsepower at 8200rpm. The car was only released to the Japanese Domestic Market.
The lightweight B16B engine features new valve system allowing higher engine speeds, reduced engine friction, improved breathing, and increased compression ratio. Main features of handling include a increased body rigidity, reduced weight, hard tuned and very stable suspension. Helical LSD, sports tuned ABS, and Potenza RE-01 tires. Also, the EK9 Honda Civic type R is equipped with aero parts, exclusive 5-lug alloy wheels, red RECARO seats, MOMO SRS 368mm steering wheel, a titanium shift knob, and carbon type meter panel.
1998 There were mild face lift including front and rear design, and center panel design.
1999 The Honda Civic Type Rx was added to the Civic Type R series. The Honda Civic Type Rx features a CD player, body colored retractable electric door mirrors, power window, manual air conditioning, keyless entry unlock system, aluminum sports pedals, and a carbon type center panel.
Model Type: E-EK9