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What is a type R? extra power or handling?
Uh.. I honestly don't know much about them.. I'll recite what I do know;

B16B engine... 1.6L 185HP, it's lighter as I believe they removed some sound deadening, has Recaro seats, no idea about suspension.

The "normal" civic engine is a B16A, or D16y or something I think, with under 150hp, under 130 for the D16y

Edit; And as eluded to below, it is imported from Japan.
 

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It's the Racing version of Civics from Japan. Think M3 CSL (in fact Type R stands for...wait for it...Type Racing).

I'm not updated with my Honda knowledge: I'm not sure EK9 Type R Civics were imported to the US. Is your friend's car right hand drive?

NM--I didn't read that last line. Kudos to him for a true JDM ride.
 

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It's the Racing version of Civics from Japan. Think M3 CSL (in fact Type R stands for...wait for it...Type Racing).

I'm not updated with my Honda knowledge: I'm not sure EK9 Type R Civics were imported to the US. Is your friend's car right hand drive?

NM--I didn't read that last line. Kudos to him for a true JDM ride.
Yeah, none were sold here by Honda, that I'm aware of.
 

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I had a Civic Si hatchback. Nice, practical cars.
 

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LULZ! His RHD made you "jealous".

Sorry to be frank (mean), but two different classes of car. I see a hotted-up grocery getter and a sportscar in those photos :p
 

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It's the cool thing nowadays.

I saw a guy in an R34 Skyline go through a drivethrough backwards so he could order his food. That's pretty neat I guess :shrug:

Either that or you have a thing for USPS trucks :D

Cool Civic Type-R... I like seeing rare vehicles.
 

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its a cool civic, but most people are going to think its one of the tens of thousands of souped up Civics on the road with fake type R badges.
 

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my favorite type R. You can import the B16B motor here and make your own. I wanted to make a CRX type R with that motor. It will have to wait...
 
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