Honda Civic Type R Crate Engine Announced, Costs $6,520

The Honda Civic Type R is an impressive beast and the company has just announced its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine will be available as a crate motor.

Set to be offered through the Honda Racing Line program, the crate engine will cost $6,519.87 excluding shipping fees. The engine produces 306 hp (228 kW) and 295 lb-ft (399 Nm) of torque and Honda says it’s ideal for grassroots and professional racers seeking a powerful engine for closed-course racing applications.

Besides announcing the new crate engine, Honda revealed plans to unveil the Baja Ridgeline Concept Truck. Designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Baja 1000, the truck features a Honda Performance Development HR35TT 3.5-liter V6 engine and a “special red metal flake livery.” It will compete in the Baja 1000 later this year and be driven by Johnny Campbell during the anchor leg of the race.

Another display will show a Civic Si which has been converted into an SCCA STU-class race car. It will feature a K20C1 turbo engine as well as an assortment of parts from Honda Performance Development.

Visitors can also check out a Civic Type R that has been equipped with the optional Red Carbon Kit. The package costs $2,697 and includes door mirror covers, a rear wing, and special interior trim.

Honda will also showcase the 2018 HFP Series kit which is available for the Civic Si Sedan, Coupe, and Hatchback as well as the Fit. The package includes a sport-tuned suspension, alloy wheels, and a rear spoiler. Other upgrades include special floor mats, sport pedals, and a unique shifter.

Rounding out the highlights are a handful of motorcycles and race cars including the Pirelli World Challenge Civic Si and the Red Bull Global Rallycross Civic Coupe.

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  • eb110americana

    That’s actually a pretty good price, although it’s still a bit more than my LS3 crate was. I can’t wait to see this dropped into a litany of things less ugly than the Civic Type-R.

    • LWOAP

      You and me both.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Oh yes. This will probably sell more than the R!


    • LWOAP

      Honda won’t do it anytime soon.

    • europeon

      The aftermarket tuners will make it even more uglier.


      • LWOAP

        Is it even possible to make the Type R uglier? I feel like you would have to go out of your way to butcher an already atrocious vehicle.

  • Six_Tymes

    700-900 less would be more appropriate. Sell em while you can, in 10 years or so no one will want them. lol

  • nastinupe

    Kind of expense for a 306 horse power 4 cylinder engine. I’d buy am entire 2006 Nissan 350 Z with the VQ V6 engine for $7,000 instead.

    • WTF

      yeah now that makes sense a heavy slow unreliable car versus an engine

      • nastinupe

        I’d pull the engine idiot. A lot more modifiable and can produce a lot more power for cheap.

        Then sell the rest of the car for parts.

        Some people are really just stupid I swear.

        • Vassilis

          Some people are really just rude I swear.

          • nastinupe

            He shouldn’t have replied to my comment with a condescending remark. Had he just asked “why” I would have explained. But he had to be an ass hole about it and try to make it seem like my comment was stupid or something.

          • Vassilis

            Honestly mate, his comment didn’t really seem condescending to me. Your reply was much worse. Not that it matters but I’m just saying.

          • nastinupe

            I admit that my reply was much worse. But honestly man, he started it. I just get so tired of these internet bullies. People that curse st you and act like total assholes for no reason just because they are hiding behind a screen. It’s getting so old. We are car guys. We can have a normal discussion and disagree without being condescending with each other. It’s not necessary at all. I think that the Nissan VQ engine is a great engine. Others like the 2JZ. It’s all preference.


    Drop this into the Civic Si Coupe and maybe the Accord and call it a day. Maybe make my own budget Accord Type R.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Put this baby in a Lotus 😉

  • Craig
    • Tumbi Mtika

      You’re telling me, that for less than 35K, I can buy AND Hellcat, a car?

  • Blade t

    That price isn’t bad for that engine….

  • SteersUright

    Candidates to drop engine this into: BRZ twins, Miata, RX8…
    Race Civic’s look pretty bad ass and so does that racing kart.

    Separately, what are those adorable little motorcycles they’re racing in the last pic??

    • Kyle Newberry

      It may not fit in the twins. Even the Turbo FA20 doesn’t fit lol. But that would be a monster.

  • Infinite1

    Through it into the last generation Accord coupe

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