EK9 Honda Civic Type R Information

1997 JDM EK9 Honda Civic Type R

1997 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
Transmission: 5MT
Layout: FF
Seating Capacity: 4

Dimensions & Weight

Length / Width / Height (mm): 4180 / 1695 / 1360
Wheelbase (mm): 2620
Tread Front/Rear (mm): 1480 / 1480
Indoorsize Length/Width/Height (mm): 1705 / 1390 / 1115
Weight (Kg): 1090
Minimum Ground Clearance (mm): 135


EK9 Honda Civc Type R Motor
Engine type: B16B
Engine: Water cooled IL4 DOHC VTEC
Displacement (cc): 1595
Bore x Stroke (mm): 81.0 x 77.4
Compression Ratio: 10.8
Fuel System: PGM-FI
Horsepower (PS/rpm): 185/8200
Torque (Kgm/rpm): 16.3/7500


Gear Ratio: 5MT
1st: 3.230
2nd: 2.105
3rd: 1.458
4th: 1.107
5th: 0.848
Reverse: 3.000
Final Gear Ratio: 4.400


Front/Rear: Double Wishbone / Double Wishbone
Brake Front/Rear: Ventilated Discs / Discs
Tire Front: 195/55R15
Tire Rear: 195/55R15
Fuel Capacity (liter): 45.0

Main Equipment


Driver SRS air bag system
Passenger SRS air bag system
Side door beam


EK9 Honda Civic Type R Interior

Power steering
Carbon style meter panel
MOMO leather wrapped SRS steering wheel 368mm
Titanium shift knob
Air conditioning
Power window
Power door lock system
Red floor mats
Recaro seats


Front under spoiler
Rear under spoiler
Rear spoiler
Type-R exclusive emblem
Electric door mirrors
Alloy wheels: 15 x 6.0
UV cut glass
Privacy glass
Red engine head cover
Aluminum radiator
Helical LSD


Strut tower bar


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