HONDA CIVIC TYPE R
Honda could do with this yesterday. Anything to enhance its line-up of anonymous, uncompetitive cars, sales of which are down 35 per cent year to date. The Type-R is seen at — inevitably — the Nürburgring alongside an assortment of other hot hatches. The Honda might very well be competitive with these, its turbocharged (at last) 2.0-litre engine said to realise as much as 230kW. Cop the requisite boy racer body kit, skirts etc. Hectic, eh?