In 2007, the third-generation Civic Type R in Japan turned into a sedan.
The sedan marked the first time the Civic Type R wasn't sold as a three-door hatchback.
A 222-horsepower version of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine powered the CTR, and worked with a six-speed manual transmission.
To save weight and strengthen the chassis, more aluminum was employed along with greater use of adhesive seam bonding in place of welding.
Honda claimed the CTR sedan's chassis was 50 percent more rigid than the second-generation Integra Type R's.
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.
Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tires were standard on the Civic Type R.
Four piston Brembo front brake calipers came standard on the Civic Type R.
This Civic Type R hits 62 mph in 6.0 seconds.
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.