Join Date: 3rd February 2016
Location: Suffolk, UK
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How "different" is a Type R from normal?
The other half bought her/our first Honda the other day, we are very excited about collection Monday. I am using the time in-between to do my research (long story short, comprehensive warranty and a small bit of prior knowledge meant I didn't do my normal in-depth checks etc).
What I am really curious about is how different a Type-R is from the normal civic. I'm getting somewhat confused with the squillion different chassis codes, generations and what-not employed by Honda. I know the Chassis codes for the Type-Rs, and ours is FN2, I am wondering - was there an FN2 for the regular Civic? Or was that chassis code exclusive to the CTR? Is it different from an FN?
I can see the obvious differences between the cooking civic and the Type R (Bonkers engine, gorgeous interior), but wondered whether there are more subtle ones? I know with my M3, for example, the bodies are assembled in a different way, they are slightly wider than the stock M3, some panels are changed etc etc...