The Honda Civic Type R is one of the better affordable options when it comes to driving pleasure. Honda sure knows how to work its magic when it comes to hot hatchbacks and if you can get past its looks, it’s an impressive machine.
For enthusiasts that have been waiting to see how easy the hot hatch is to tune, Hondata has just answered your questions.
Hondata (via Road & Track), a California-based tuning company that has turned even the most tepid Civics into hopped-up vehicles, has gone to work on the Civic Type R. The company announced the specs behind its latest tuning package for the hot hatch and the figures are impressive.
The company’s FlashPro kit costs $695 and gives Civic Type R owners the ability to choose from multiple maps based on their modifications. For owners that don’t have any modifications, you’ll still be able to see some improvements over a bone-stock vehicle.
Here’s what you get in terms of power
As Hondata’s dyno test reveals, when running on 91 octane, the FlashPro kit adds 33 horsepower and 39 pound-feet of torque. That’s a tidy increase over the base Civic Type R’s output of 306 hp and 292 lb-ft of torque. Make the switch to 93 octane and the hatchback now gets an increase of 47 hp and 72 lb-ft of torque.
For owners that have access to E25 fuel, the FlashPro kit provides an even larger power bump. When running on the ethanol fuel mixture, the kit will add an additional 58 hp and 78 lb-ft of torque
With 47 more horses, the Civic Type R would be slightly more powerful than the 350-hp Ford Focus RS. Those are impressive gains from an ECU tune and we’re really interested to if the extra power changes how the Civic Type R feels.