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Honda gives Japan a Civic Type R sedan

In 2007, Honda rolled out a new Civic Type R model in Japan as a sedan instead of a hatchback, keeping features like a high-revving four-cylinder engine, chassis improvements and suspension alterations.

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In 2007, the third-generation Civic Type R in Japan turned into a sedan.

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The sedan marked the first time the Civic Type R wasn't sold as a three-door hatchback.

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A 222-horsepower version of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine powered the CTR, and worked with a six-speed manual transmission.

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To save weight and strengthen the chassis, more aluminum was employed along with greater use of adhesive seam bonding in place of welding.

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Honda claimed the CTR sedan's chassis was 50 percent more rigid than the second-generation Integra Type R's.

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Of course, being a Japanese market Type R, all the expected performance equipment was installed on the Civic such as the limited-slip differential, front Brembo brakes and exclusive exterior body jewelry including a big ol' rear wing.

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Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tires were standard on the Civic Type R.

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Four piston Brembo front brake calipers came standard on the Civic Type R.

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This Civic Type R hits 62 mph in 6.0 seconds.

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To save precious weight, the rear glass is a lightweight kind, and there's very little sound-proofing throughout the car. Click through for more pics from Honda, and read the story below for the full low-down on the Type R.

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