|Spoon CIVIC TYPE R (EK) '00|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 2|
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo 4 Prologue
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Engine||Spoon Sports-tuned B16B VTEC|
|Max Power||214 HP|
|Performance Points||448 PP|
|Max Torque||116.44 ft-lb|
|Top Speed||185 miles per hour (298 km/h)|
|Weight||820 kilograms (1,800 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||3.83 kg (8.4 lb) per horsepower|
The Spoon CIVIC TYPE R (EK) '00 is a Tuned car produced by Spoon. It appears in Gran Turismo 2, Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, Gran Turismo 4 Prologue, Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.
"Striving for reduced weight and more speed; the N1 endurance spec machine that has been revised down to the very last detail."
Spoon is a company specializing in the tuning of Hondas, and this Civic is built according to N1 regulations for endurance racing. Tuning of EK Civics started at Spoon in 1995, but with the release of the Type R in 1997, the level of the tuning reached new heights.
The development concept of the Spoon Civic is simply to make a fast car. Keeping the car lightweight, with good straight-line stability, and able to decelerate in a straightforward manner; fast laptimes are gained by balancing factors like these. Balance is key here, as raising just the engine power will strain and damages the transmission, and prematurely wear the tires. Their approach is to improve all parts in a gradual upward spiral to reach perfection.
While using parts conforming to N1 regulations, they worked to attain the highest output and endurance characteristics possible. The exhaust manifold and mufflers are built with a focus on light weight and durability. If it's the same shape, they would build it in the better material. If the material cannot be changed, the weight balance is moved towards the center of the car as much as possible. This Spoon civic is a culmination of meticulous, detailed efforts like these.
As a result, the final weight of the car was reduced to 820kg, and the B16B engine revs to 12.000 rpm, producing 215 BHP.
Because it is a N1 car with a very limited range of allowed modifications, an unbelievable amount of effort is expended, and nothing is overlooked in the production. And the data and techniques gained from this car, is what is fed back into street tuning cars of Spoon.
This car can be purchased for 75,000 Credits. It has a simple interior
As a Standard car, the Spoon CIVIC TYPE R (EK) '00 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 74,364 Credits. It is a Level 8 car.
This car can be purchased for 75,000 Credits.
This car can be bought from the Spoon Tuning Village for 75,000 Credits.
This car can be won by winning the FF Challenge, in the Professional League section.
This car is randomly assigned as a prize car in the Tuned NA Car No.1 Cup. The car has a chance of 1/4 (25% of probability) to come as a prize car.
- The Spoon CIVIC TYPE R (EK) '00 also appears in the Japanese manga and anime Initial D, driven by a Todo School OB named Tomoyuki Tachi. The only difference between this car and that of his is the stock rear spoiler Tomoyuki uses in his car.