Category Archives: Civic Type-R 2017+

Heavy Breathing – 2017-2021 Honda Civic Type R Performance Intake, Part 5 – Turbo Inlet Production Sample

Just as the Civic Type R evolved into a tarmac devouring beast of a hot-hatchback, we here at Mishimoto have kept up with the K20C1's induction needs. Our entire race intake setup unleashes more of the CTR's competitive spirit on the track, but what about those not ready for complete custom tuning yet? Enter our performance turbo inlet kit fresh off the production line. 

If you're looking to update your FK8's intake system but conflicted on which Mishimoto set up to grab, make sure that you check out our video on … Continue Reading ››

Heavier Breathing – 2017-2021 Honda Civic Type R Race Intake R&D, Part 3 – Full Kit Testing

It's old news that the FK8 Honda Civic Type R is a record-setting speed machine. Now that the years have passed, plenty of drivers are looking for ways to take the Civic's record-setting run even further, and we're ready to deliver the solution. 

There's no shortage of speed when it comes to the Civic Type R, but we wanted to unlock even more gumption from the K20C1 with our race intake kit. Before we dig into our performance testing results, though, let's just take a minute to admire Ye's hard work:

Heavy Breathing – Performance Intake Kit R&D, Part 4 – Turbo Inlet Kit Design Plans and Prototyping

Every enthusiast evolves through a modification journey. It starts with the cheapest and rudest mods you can get your hands on. As we touched on in the last post, intakes are often first on the list, and many settle for a filter on a stick. It satisfies the itch, makes a racket, and provides the placebo of speed. Unlike simple filter-on-stick intakes, our performance intake kit for the FK8 provided the turbo soundtrack but combined it with measurable performance gains. While our FK8 intake performs well alone, we wanted to take it a step … Continue Reading ››

Heavier Breathing – Race Intake Kit R&D, Part 2 – Prototyping

The FK8 Civic Type R is bred for the track. Sure, you see these auspiciously styled Civics roaming the streets and highways, but you don’t set front-wheel-drive lap records at the Nurburgring being developed for comfort. If the performance brakes and tires, styling, and big shot K20C1 weren’t already enough, enthusiasts are still demanding more from their CTRs. A demand that we’re here to fulfill.

In our last post, we covered our plans for the new race intake, but no … Continue Reading ››

Heavier Breathing – Race Intake Kit R&D, Part 1 – Concept and Design Plans

The Honda Civic is a mod machine. To some, they might be the butt of a joke, but for many, these little compact cars hold a treasure trove of modification and tuning potential. Even though the FK8 comes from the factory as a track devouring top performer complete with the towering wing, monstrous brakes, and sport bucket seats, it's no exception to this trend. The heavy-hitting K20C1 under the hood and handling that almost defies physics only add to the to-do list for these civic owners. The drivers want more, and we're here to deliver.