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Honda Civic Type R

Honda is back in the hot hatch game with its new Civic Type R

Fanboys brace yourselves.

HONDA HAS ONCE more set tongues wagging with the unveiling of its all-new Civic Type R. This high-performance version of the new tenth-generation Civic was recently unveiled to the delight of enthusiasts.

Many of the now familiar Type R traits have carried over from the previous generation, such as those flared arches, aggressive styling, huge rear wing, and now the addition of three centrally-mounted exhausts. Ferrari F40 anyone?

The engine is based on the same one that powered the last Civic Type R, but the turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine has been breathed upon by those boffins in Honda’s tuning department. The result is an increase in power output to 320hp, while torque is now a stonking 400Nm.

All that power still goes to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission and we can expect a clever suspension set up. The body shell has also been made stiffer by some 38 percent thanks to new bonding techniques.

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If the last Civic Type R was anything to go by then this new generation should be epically fast around a race track. The only fault of that car was the overly stiff suspension, which is something that Honda seems to have addressed this time around with the addition of a Comfort setting in the different drive modes.

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