2017 Gaikindo Int'l Auto Show: Honda Civic Type R unveiled

By RIZAL JOHAN | 11 August 2017

JAKARTA: The venerable Honda Civic Type R was unveiled at the 2017 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show priced at IDR995 million (RM320,000).

The car is being made available in four colours for the Indonesian market, which includes Rallye Red, Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic, Championship White and Sonic Grey Pearl, while 2018 will have added more colours such as Crystal Black Pearl and Polished Metal Metallic.

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While featuring three driving modes of Comfort, Sport and +R and is powered by a 2.0 liter VTEC Turbo engine, mated to a manual six-speed manual transmission, producing 310PS at 6,500rpm and 400Nm of torque from 2,500 to 4,500rpm.

The car's body panels have a muscular body styling - inspired by racing cars, and claims to be the world's fastest front-wheel drive production car after lapping the infamous Nurburgring track in 7 minutes 43.80 seconds.

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As such, it comes with 20.0-inch aluminum alloy wheels, triple exhaust with finishers as well as LEDs for the headlights and foglights among others.

"The Honda Civic Type R is a true sports car with great performance and recently set a new lap time record for a front-wheel drive car at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany. The Type R is the best choice for drivers who are 'Born to Race'," said Honda Prospect Motor president and director Takehiro Watanabe.

Honda Prospect Motor is the official distributor of Honda in Indonesia.

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