The Honda Civic Type R (EK9) is a hot hatch that was only available for the Japanese domestic market from 1997 to 2000.

The Type R is featured with a high number of improvements over regular Civic models such as a seam-welded monocoque and limited-slip differential to improve handling and rigidity.

The 1.6 litre engine is equipped with Honda's variable valve timing - "VTEC".

The Type R received a minor facelift in 1999.


Need for Speed (2015)

The Civic Type R appears in Need for Speed (2015) with a Credits16,200 price tag. It can be selected as a pre-modified starter car given by Travis.

0 - 60 mph 1/4 Mile Top Speed Power
Stock 06.69 seconds 15.13 seconds @ 98 mph (158 km/h) 146 mph (235 km/h) 197 hp
Fully Upgraded 02.09 seconds 09.06 seconds @ 168 mph (270 km/h) 226 mph (364 km/h) 923 hp

Need for Speed: Payback

The Civic Type R appears in Need for Speed: Payback following a brief appearance in the Welcome to Fortune Valley trailer[1] released on September 26, 2017.


It is unlocked for purchase from the off-road and race class dealerships upon completing chapter 1 - Ignition.

NFSPB HondaCivicTypeR2000 Garage.jpg NFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngOff-road ClassRace ClassNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.png Complete chapter 1 - Ignition.
NFSPB BankYellow Icon.png 58,100
NFSPB StatIcon Speed LargeWhite.png Horsepower 182
Top Speed 138
NFSPB StatIcon Accel LargeWhite.png 0 - 60 6.80
1/4 Mile 15.53
NFSPB StatIcon Nitro LargeWhite.png N2O Capacity 3.6
N2O Power 3.6
NFSPB StatIcon Air LargeWhite.png Airtime 4.3
Landing 3.4
NFSPB StatIcon Brakes LargeWhite.png Response 3.7
Power 3.3

Need for Speed: Heat

The Civic Type-R appears in Need for Speed: Heat following an article, revealing it to be part of the game's official car list, was published[2][3] on August 19, 2019, and appears in the NFS: Heat Studio app as part of container 5, which was released on September 17, 2019.


The stock Civic Type-R can be unlocked in Need for Speed: Heat.


  • The Civic Type R featured in Need for Speed (2015) and Need for Speed: Payback is fitted with an incorrect stock front bumper that was mounted on pre-2000 models.



  1. Video: Need for Speed (2017) Need for Speed Payback Welcome to Fortune Valley. Available at:
  2. Article: (2019) Under the Hood: Need for Speed Heat Car List. Available at:
  3. Article: (2019) Need for Speed Heat Full Car List Revealed. Available at:

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