Following the Integra and the NSX, the Civic Type R was the third Honda 

Type R treatment. Early version Type Rs were distinguished from regular

vehicles by the addition of aerodynamic components including front and rear spoilers

The two variations didn't visibly vary much that much, however.

With the 2015 Type R, Honda completely changed the meaning of the automobile

 it resembled an anime character or a life-sized Hot Wheels toy more than a real car.