All-New Honda Civic Type R’s Engine Now For Sale
Before, the only time local racers had access to a Honda Civic Type R‘s engine were to buy surplus B16B powerplants of the classic first-gen EK9 models. Now though, Honda–through its Honda Racing Line program–is making available the K20C1 engine of the all-new Honda Civic Type R as a crate engine, or an engine that is shipped fully assembled to its buyer in a crate, hence the term.
The Honda Civic Type R’s K20C1 engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter, inline-four DOHC i-VTEC mill that puts out 316 hp and 400 Nm of torque. According to the Japanese carmaker, both the engine and the Civic Type R itself are “a direct manifestation of Honda’s racing spirit, experience and heritage,” and that the availability of the K20C1 engine as a crate engine “builds upon Honda’s long-term commitment to the support of grassroots racing.”
To purchase the engine though, one must have to be a part of the Honda Racing Line Program before one can purchase the K20C1 mill for $6,519.87 (over P330,000), “excluding shipping cost.” In return, members of the program get direct access to Honda Performance Development‘s, well, developed race parts as well as receive support that are specifically tailored for the race team, and enjoy special pricing on parts and merchandise.