Honda Civic Type R
THE new Type R’s looks will divide opinion, but dig into the details and it seems Honda has finally nailed the hot hatch formula.
Immediately the old niggles have been rectified: the seating position is lower, the interior is revamped and a comfort driving mode should make the Civic easier to live with – in theory. It has 316bhp, a six-speed manual box and is designed to “deliver the most rewarding drive” in the hot hatch class. That’s what these cars are all about.