2008 JDM FD2 Honda Civic Type-R K20A
The Japanese market Civic Type R (FD2) went on sale on March 30, 2007. For the first time, the JDM Civic was sold as a four door sedan rather than a three door hatchback. The new Japanese model's engine output is higher than the European version's, with 225ps being developed at 8,400 rpm and 159 lb (72 kg) ft (215 NM) of torque peaking at 6,100rpm (versus 201ps at 7,800 rpm and 142 lb (64 kg) ft at 5,600 rpm for the European model). Drive is fed through a close ratio six speed gearbox, and a limited slip differential is fitted as standard. The front brake discs are fitted with four pot Brembo calipers, and the car runs on 225/40 R18 Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tyres. A Type R aero kit and trademark black and red bucket seats complete the package for the Championship White version, and black-on-black seats with red stitching for the Vivid Blue Pearl and Premium Silver versions.
Honda claims the body is 50% more rigid than the previous Japan-only Integra Type R, and the new model features an independent rear suspension rather than the torsion beam configuration used on the latest European Civic Type-R. To save weight, aluminum is used extensively and bonded with adhesive instead of welded.
In back to back tests the FD2 Type-R was on average 1 second quicker than the (DC5) Integra Type-R at the Tsukuba Circuit and 4 seconds faster at Suzuka.
In a back to back test on the UK TV program 5th Gear, the FD2 Type-R was 3 seconds quicker than the equivilient FN2 UK version around Castle Combe Circuit in the wet. 
The FD2 Civic Type R was officially launched in the Malaysian market on August the 2nd 2007. It was the first time that any Type R JDM model was launched outside of Japan.
In addition to Civic Type R, 300 Honda Civic Mugen RR cars had also been produced for Japanese market, which reduced weight to 1255kg (2733 lbs), while the engine is rated 177kW (240ps) at 8,000 rpm and 218Nm (22.2kgm/160 lb-ft) torque at 7,000 rpm. This version cost 4,777,500 yen ($38,750 USD).
Mugen also debuted Civic Type-RR Experimental Spec concept car in Tokyo Auto Salon, which features 2157cc K20A engine rated 260ps and 173 lb.-ft. of torque. Weight is further reduced using aluminum hood (4.6 kg), as well as the new titanium Exhaust system (7.6 kg). Interior was replaced with more carbon fibre parts. The car also features Intelligent-Tire Condition Monitoring System (i-TCMS) and Recaro Seats.