Perhaps you have some funds squirreled away for a fun car project and there just happens to be a work in progress sitting in your garage. Well there’s some good news for you! Honda will start selling the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder unit from the Civic Type R as a standalone crate engine.
Uncovered at SEMA yesterday, the dual-overhead cam VTEC K20C1 crate motor will delivery just as many ponies as it does in the outgoing Type R. All 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque can be shoehorned into an Integra or even bring your HR-V Type R Frankenstein dreams to life.
But there is a catch. The Type R crate engine can only be purchase through Honda Performance Development’s Honda Racing Line program and only to “U.S. grassroots and professional racers for verified, closed-course racing applications," meaning these turbocharged powerhouses will not be available for street use anytime soon.
If you do fit the bill and manage to pass Honda’s verification process, then the Type R crate engine can be purchased for $6,519.87 (plus shipping), a reasonable piece for a fresh from the factory engine. Even if you can’t get your hands on one, let us know what car you’d like to put the Civic Type R’s engine in.