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How Fast Can the Honda Civic Type R and Type R Limited Edition Go?

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda Civic Hatchback, Honda Civic Type R on Monday, August 30th, 2021 at 11:31 am
Rear quarter view of a blue 2021 Honda Civic Type R driving swiftly inside a tunnel

How Fast Are the Fastest Honda Cars Out There?

If you’re a driving enthusiast or somebody who’s into performance cars, then you must have heard about the Honda Civic Type-R. It is the high-performance, track-ready variant of the Civic hatchback that was first introduced in 1997. And while rumors of the 2022 Honda Civic Type-R keep doing the rounds on the internet, the 2021 Honda Civic Type R and Type R Limited Edition are currently the fastest production Honda cars you’ll see on the roads. But how fast are they? If you’re curious, then keep reading this post from Meridian Honda in Meridian, MS.

Image showing the red cover and carbon fiber encasing the engine of the 2021 Honda Civic Type R

2021 Honda Civic Type R and Type R Limited Edition Engine and Power

The 2021 Honda Civic Type R and Type R Limited Edition are powered by a turbocharged and inter-cooled 2.0-liter, in-line 4-cylinder engine that makes 306 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque.

The power-packed engine which is wrapped in a fiery red cover is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission with rev-match control.

The Type R comes with three driving modes: Comfort, Sport, and the Type R exclusive +R mode. The different modes allow you to retune suspension, adjust throttle response and change the steering wheel to optimize the driving feel.

Type R Top Speed – Fastest Hatchback!

The powerful engine combined with the lightweight, reinforced chassis and all-aluminum hood allows the Type R to move swiftly and achieve greater acceleration.

This brings us to the car’s top speed. Various sources, including Topspeed and AutoExpress, claim the 2021 Honda Type R can accelerate from 0-60 in just under six seconds and hit a top speed of 169 mph, which is an impressive figure in itself. However, drivers looking for even more speed can explore the Civic Type R Limited Edition which can push the needle to 180 mph, making it the fastest hatchback on the market.

Front view of a yellow 2021 Civic Honda Type R Limited Edition

READ MORE: Take a look at the performance and new technology for the 2022 Civic Hatchback

Find the 2021 Honda Civic Type R in Meridian, Mississippi

If you’re impressed by the top speed figures of the 2021 Honda Civic Type R then check out the new Honda inventory at Meridian Honda in Meridian, MS. You can also contact us or stop by our dealership today to inquire about the availability of the 2021 Honda Civic Type R and take it for a test drive.

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Welcome to Meridian Honda in Meridian, MS

Honda has become the most-trusted brand in America. Meridian Honda seeks to follow this example and become the most-trusted dealership in the Meridian area. From our sales team, to our service department and body shop, we want our customers from the past, present and future to be confident knowing they will receive the highest level of care and respect when they visit Meridian Honda.

Our team at Meridian Honda is excited to get to know each of our customers on a personal level. At Meridian Honda, you will be able to browse an extensive selection of Honda cars, trucks, SUV's, vans and crossovers. This includes all of the headliners from the Honda model lineup, such as the Accord, Civic, CR-V and Pilot. In addition to our inventory of new vehicles, Meridian Honda is home to many top-quality pre-owned models from Honda and other brands. Take a look around our website to learn more about everything we have to offer at Meridian Honda. We look forward to your visit!