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Honda Civic Type-R - Fellow Yellow

9tro checks out two lesser-known Civic Type-R(s), the FK2R and FN2R!

Date Published: 09 Nov 2018
Honda Civic Type-R - Fellow Yellow

Singapore - Mention Honda Civic to any enthusiast and they would probably rattle off words like ‘EK9’, ‘FD2R’ and the most recent addition to the family - the ‘FK8R’. So it came as a surprise when I was approached by a friend to feature not one, but two Honda Civic Type-R(s), both yellow and were not from any of the generations mentioned above.

This immediately caught my attention, as the cars in question were a FK2R and a FN2R. Both of which were amazing in their own right but were alas subjected to the ‘middle-child’ syndrome of not really being loved by the masses.

Honda Civic Type-R - Fellow Yellow

Now the FN2R was rolled out of Swindon in the UK as Honda Europe’s answer to Japan’s insane FD2R. Outlandish looks aside, the hatch made do with a slightly detuned K20 engine and a torsion beam at the rear - needless to say, legions of Honda fans over in Europe were up in arms over not getting something similar to the superior Japanese Civic Type-R.

As for the FK2R, it too rolled out of England as Honda’s first stab at a turbocharged K20 engine but its product cycle only lasted a mere two years before it was eclipsed by the more advanced FK8R.

Honda Civic Type-R - Fellow Yellow

These two Honda Euro-hatchbacks were not really popular here nor the world as a whole, thus finding specimens that have been built-up are extremely rare. I was intrigued at the opportunity to meet up with the owners to find out more about their rides.

Honda Civic Type-R - Fellow Yellow

I got in contact with Melvin who owns the FK2R and John who drives the FN2R and arranged for a photoshoot with the duo. You might not be able to tell from the photos but the FK2R’s vibrant yellow is a wrap-job while the FN2R has been sprayed inside out with Phoenix Yellow. Anyway, let’s kick things off by looking at the cars!

Honda Civic Type-R - Fellow Yellow

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