Honda Civic Type R Review Autocar

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Honda Civic Type R

Honda Civic Type R

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The hot hatchback class be just about full now the new Civic Type-R has arrived. on the imaginative current Civic, latest ‘R’ has an unenviable fight on its to repeat the sales success of the old 15 per cent of all old-shape Civics in the UK were Type-Rs. It’s a car we fully prepared for, and forget for a long time.

The sheet of this new one doesn’t terribly encouraging reading, Honda has found just one horsepower within the confines of its VTEC engine in the last six instead concentrating on broadening the effective VTEC zone, and its outside of that zone. controversial of all, though, is move to dump the Civic’s independent rear suspension; new fast Civic has a torsion at the back, just like the Civic.

What’s it like?

Some fundamentals just don’t This is still an engine will delight enthusiasts the crispness of its throttle response and the purity of its soundtrack. And, to be it now has a better spread of torque a wider rev range, even if the sensation of the engine coming on cam spoil the excitement a little.

What’s regrettable about new Type-R has more to do with the Civic. Like that and most modern hatchbacks, the no lightweight, tipping 1338kg on our With the 2.0-litre i-VTEC only cranking out 142lb ft of at a high 5600rpm, the latest only really feels once you’ve reached the few hundred rpm near the screaming cut-out point. You’ll fun staying at the top end of the rev range, admittedly; the fascia-mounted gearshift is as great as


You just won’t be having fast fun.

Honda Civic Type R

But Honda this. It wanted to create a rounded CTR with this with a smoother ride and general refinement. It has succeeded, that’s not to say the car has lost its frantic entirely; there’s now a genuine to the way the car reacts over bad surfaces was notably absent from the CTR.

The steering – always a weak before – is much improved; now got a consistent action from but lacks feel. But – and here’s the bit door-handlers won’t want to – if you’re a keen driver, you notice the switch to a torsion rear-end. This car lacks the and throttle adjustability that its exhibited when driven and its body control at speed slightly ragged over surfaces. It serves up a driving you value chiefly for the engine’s this car has little else, than perhaps its bold and exterior styling, that’ll delight the enthusiast.

And that’s the real shame.

I buy one?

The Honda Civic still offers a unique on the hot hatch mantra; it remains (if no longer exceptional) value, and is now more dramatic to behold. though it seems churlish to ‘we told you so,’ it quite the car we’d hoped

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Honda Civic Type R
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Honda Civic Type R
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