Based on the EK4 SiR three-door hatchback produced exclusively for Japan, the EK9  honda Type R was launched in August 1997 for the 1998 model year

The third Type R after the NSX and Integra, this fellow is rocking front-wheel drive and a five-speed manual gearbox connected to a helical limited-slip differential. EK9 Honda

Developed specifically to be rigid, the car’s seam-welded monocoque is complemented by double wishbones on every corner and 16-inch wheels.

The five-inch-wide alloys came in Championship White, mounted with Bridgestone Potenza rubber boots. Behind those magnificent seven-spoke wheels

Stiff dampers and thick anti-roll bars are featured as well, along with strut braces that improve the handling and reduce the body roll during hard cornering.EK9 Honda

EK9 Honda Fitted with a 45-liter (11.9-gallon) fuel tank under the trunk floor, the sixth-gen Civic-based Type R features identical tracks fore and aft.

Under the hood, the EK9 hides a 1,595-cc engine from the Honda B series. The B16B uses the same cast-iron block as the Integra Type R.EK9 Honda

The tachometer indicates a redline of 8,400 rpm. Go any higher than that, and you will need upgraded valve springs to address valve float.

The B16 was introduced through the Integra XSi and CRX SiR, and over the years, Honda developed countless versions of this engine.

The blueprinted powerplant in the Civic Type R benefits from lightweight connecting rods, low-friction pistons, high-lift camshafts EK9 Honda

Capable of 185 ps (182 horsepower) at 8,200 revolutions per minute and 160 Nm (118 pound-feet) at 7,500 revolutions per minute, the B16B was a serious piece of kit for that era.EK9 Honda

Three colors were offered in total: Championship White, Starlight Black Pearl (a.k.a. Flamenco Black Metallic), and Vogue Silver Metallic.EK9 Honda

EK9 Honda Red fabric was used for the Recaro buckets up front while gray fabric was employed for the rear seats.