Category Archives: Honda Civic Type R Performance Intake 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. 

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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 ››

Heavy Breathing – 2017+ Honda Civic Type R Performance Intake R&D, Part 3 – Production Sample and Test Results

At some point early on in our car obsessed years, we’ve all dropped in a cone filter, with a shiny tube, possibly with some flimsy heat shielding and called it an intake. We’ve also claimed we could feel the unharnessed power now bellowing out from under the hood. We’ve all been guilty of it. Really, it was just louder, and maybe with the right combination a few extra horses were added to the pack. Here at Mishimoto, we’ve moved way past that, as you can see from the amount of fabrication going into developing our initial intake prototype, not to … Continue Reading ››

Heavy Breathing – 2017+ Honda Civic Type R Performance Intake R&D, Part 2 – Design and Prototype Fabrication

Intakes are typically the first modification that any automotive enthusiast would recommend in the name of quick power gains. It’s really no surprise either. If you take a look at any modern vehicle on the road today, including the Civic Type R, stock intakes are full of silencers, restriction points, and accordion-style hoses. Those are three things that I know every gearhead doesn’t want, and in fact it’s quite the opposite when looking to add some power, so we’ve been researching solutions to get rid of them.

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Heavy Breathing – 2017+ Honda Civic Type R Performance Intake R&D, Part 1 – Stock Review

66 out of 100. That might not sound too impressive, but when it comes to the top 100 Nürburgring lap times, any manufacturer would be honored to even make the list. 66 is where the current Civic Type R sits with a time of 7:43.8, making it the fastest front wheel drive car to hit this notorious 12-mile stretch of track. If you scroll though the list, you’ll only be able to find a few other FF cars peppered in with all of the Porsches, Bimmers, and countless exotic hypercars. You might also notice that the CTR has made … Continue Reading ››