2008 Honda Civic Type R & 2003 Honda Integra Type R. Filmed by Isaac Varty and Daniel Varty in Edmonton, Alberta. Edited by Isaac Varty.
The design of Type R models was originally focused on race conditions, with an emphasis on minimizing weight, and maximizing performance potential (e.g. engine tuning, suspension set-up). Thus, Type R models were first conceived for racetracks. However, due to Honda’s increased focus on their highly regarded VTEC engines, the Type R was eventually designed for a much wider market.
Type R vehicles traditionally have a red Honda badge and Championship White paint as an option, as a tribute to their first winning F1 car. Honda’s racing and F1 cars often feature a red Honda badge.