Honda HPD K20C1 Type R Crate Engine


Honda's K20C1, better known as the engine powering the venerable Civic Type-R, is a powerful turbocharged 2.0L engine that for years has only been available as a crate engine for professional race teams. For years, Honda racing enthusiasts and fans have watched as the turbocharged K20C1 engine served as a staple in the HPD lineup of racing vehicles; powering HPD’s Type R TC and Type R TCR race cars as well as the successful F4 U.S. Championship and FR Americas Championship series.

Now, for the first time, any driver who dreams of victory can experience the adrenaline and belonging that powers Honda on the track with their very own HPD Crate Engine Package, specifically designed for easy, affordable, and reliable swap applications.

Each crate engine will come with an engine long block, alternator, turbocharger, and starter motor. Included within the optional Controls Package will be an HPD-developed ECU, engine swap harness, and accelerator pedal. Developed with ease-of-use in mind, the HPD ECU will be pre-tuned for convenient installation into a wide range of vehicles designated for off-highway applications, providing customers with HPD’s proven reliability and enhanced performance in their own racing vehicles.

The K20C1 crate engine is intended for the professional system integrator with design, fabrication, and performance tuning resources available. As an authorized Honda Performance Development Dealer, ScienceofSpeed offers technical support for customers and intends to offer an optional turn-key retrofit package for the Honda S2000 in the near future.

Limited availability:

  • Honda K20C1 is now available in limited quantities.
  • Please call for availability before placing order online.
  • Delivery is by freight and will be collected separately. Typical freight costs: $190-280 to the continental USA. Residential surcharge ($40.00) and lift gate ($40.00) not included.

This product is designed and intended for Racing Competition Only:

  • This product is not designed or intended for pollution-controlled vehicles. In the United States, the use of this product is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Air Act. Use of this product must be used in accordance with the Clean Air Act, and any other Federal, State, or Local mandated regulations. The use of this product must only be used on a vehicle in sanctioned competition events and may not be used on public roads, streets, or highways. A Vehicle Compliance Waiver is required for all products marked "Racing Competition Only". This product replaces the factory ECU, so the factory OBD system is no longer functional.
  • No warranty: Honda Performance Development parts are sold "as is" without warranty of any kind. Customer understands and agrees that competitive race car driving is an inherently dangerous activity and that it is Customer’s sole responsibility to determine whether the HPD Parts are appropriate for use in Customer’s race car and under the racing conditions to which they will be subjected and if and when such HPD Parts should be maintained, repaired, and/or replaced.  
  • Completed Sale Terms & Conditions form required for purchase.


K20C1 Crate Engine:

  • New production line K20C1 long block.
  • Compact, lightweight, 2.0L turbocharged engine, capable of over 300 horsepower & 300 lb-f of torque from 91 higher octane fuel.
  • Race-proven power plant in TRC and F4 race series.
  • OEM quality durability with commonly available replacement parts and accessories.
  • Complete long block from throttle body to turbocharger.

HPD K20C1 Engine Control Package

  • HPD designed tuned layover wire harness with pre-configured engine control module.
  • Production quality ECU in an environmentally sealed enclosure.


K20C1 Crate Engine:

  • K20C1 long block
  • Turbocharger
  • Alternator
  • Throttle body
  • Intake manifold
  • Thermostat & thermostat housing
  • Engine sensors
  • Does not include: red valve cover & A/C compressor as shown in photo, engine mounts, chassis mounting brackets, and any other accessory not listed

Engine Control Package:

  • HPD designed layover wire harness
  • HPD tuned engine control module (pre-configured, not user adjustable)
  • Accelerator pedal with accelerator pedal position sensors 
  • Speed Density (MAP-based) - a MAF sensor is not required


This is a general list of required components to fit and run the K20C1 engine in your vehicle. This is a general list, and other components may be required.

  • ECU & wire harness (such as HPD's optional Engine Control Package).
  • Engine mounts to fit engine to your chassis.
  • Radiator hoses and plumbing to fit engine to radiator.
  • Flywheel & clutch.
  • Adapter to fit transmission to engine.
  • Fuel fittings and accessories to fit engine to low-pressure fuel pump.
  • Intake tubing and filter.
  • Intercooler & charge tubes.
  • Exhaust downpipe.


    Transmission Wire Harness

    • If using the factory FK8 transmission (Civic Type-R 2017-22) this wire harness connects sensors in the transmission to the HPD ECU.
    Honda HPD K20C1 Type R Crate Engine



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