HONDA CIVIC TYPE R

GQ (Australia) - - MOTOR -

EX­PECTED DELIVERY: 2017 PRICE: TBA, BUT LESS THAN $50K SPECS: 2.0-LITRE TUR­BOCHARGED VTEC EN­GINE WITH MORE THAN 230kw AND 400Nm Rarely has a mar­que needed ex­cite­ment more des­per­ately than Honda, which long ago be­gan to re­sem­ble a pipe and a pair of slip­pers on wheels. Those with ex­tended mem­o­ries can re­call when the Ja­panese man­u­fac­turer did ex­cit­ing things, such as the In­te­gra, and slapped Type R badges on ev­ery­thing, but in Aus­tralia it’s been a long time be­tween drinks. Fi­nally, a new Civic Type R has been con­firmed for our mar­ket. It’s a six-speed, man­ual-only de­signed to take on hot he­roes like the Ford Fo­cus RS. We hope it’s as good as it looks.

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