Honda Civic Type R (FK8) Open For Bookings In The Philippines; Deliveries Sept 2017

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Honda Civic Type R (FK8) Open For Bookings In The Philippines; Deliveries Sept 2017

Having made its regional debut in Manila earlier this year, the all-new Honda Civic Type R (FK8) is open for bookings in the Philippines effective 11 July 2017 with deliveries set to commence in September.

Based upon the current-generation Civic Hatchback, the all-new FK8 Type R is exclusively built in Swindon, UK, and is the first model in the lineage to built for a global audience – cars from the plant will be shipped across Europe, to the US, and even back to Honda’s domestic market in Japan.

Powering the Type R is Honda’s 2.0-litre K20C VTEC Turbo engine carried over from the previous-generation FK2 Type R. Power is detuned slightly from 320PS available in European markets to 310PS @ 6,500rpm, whilst maximum torque of 400Nm is sustained from 2,500 to 4,500rpm.

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A six-speed manual couples the engine exclusive to the front wheels, and Honda has beefed the forward axle with upgrades such as a helical LSD and separation of the steering knuckle from the strut, the latter being a particularly important design to minimize torque steer. Adaptive dampers all-round are standard.

The Civic Type R, if anyone needs reminding, is currently the fastest front-wheel drive vehicle to have lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife with a time of 7 minutes 43.8 seconds.

Honda Cars Philippines Inc (HCPI) will be bringing 100 units of the Civic Type R to the Philippines at a suggested retail price of PHP 2.98 million, converting to RM252k at the present exchange rate.

Whilst six colours in total are offered globally, HCPI has chosen to spec all Philippines-bound FK8s in either Championship White or Rallye Red colours.



Kon

Kon

Prefering his cars to come with four disc brakes, independent rear suspension, and manual transmission, Kon prioritizes mechanical sophistication over outward appeal. Admires cars built to exceed the sum of their parts and appreciates vehicles engineered with integrity.


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