The newest generation of Honda's Civic Type-R boasts some obtuse styling, something that can be hard for some to handle, but hop in the driver's seat of one of these and you will find out just how much fun Honda's latest iteration of the Type-R lineup is to drive. Featuring great performance and practicality, this hot hatch seemed to tick all the boxes for its owner Rueben.
With the helical limited-slip differential keeping both front wheels under control, an extremely rigid chassis, joyous 6-speed manual transmission, and Honda's known reliability completing the whole package, the FK8 CTR's are considered one of the best-performing cars in the front-wheel-drive market today, consistently receiving positive praise from journalists, owners, and enthusiasts alike.
While good enough for most, Ruben wanted to enhance his FK8, so a decision was made to bring us his bone-stock 2019 Honda Civic Type-R to get the K20C1 breathing a bit better and making some more jam! Modifications performed below:
With the mechanical work wrapped up by Andrew in the shop, Matt strapped her down to the rollers for Vlad to get the FK8 dialed in via Hondata's FlashPro. With the stock turbocharger delivering ~23psi, Vlad increased the K20C1's output to 333.43whp & 320.60lbft on 93 octane! Considering these cars normally baseline between 280-290whp in stock form, that's a difference Ruben will definitely notice!