Two hot laps with British Touring Car champion and all-round great guy Gordon Shedden will tell you more about the new Honda Civic Type R than an army of journalists ever could, so I hopped on board with him to do just that.
The long awaited new Honda Civic Type R comes with 306 horsepower and 295 foot pounds attacking its front wheels, plus a pretty aggressive body. Would that be too much for you?
The Honda Civic Type-R is already a 310-horsepower hot hatch nutjob. But maybe, just maybe, it’s not nutty enough, because the guy responsible for the car just said that Honda left just a little bit of room for more power on the table. Just in case.
Honda dropped a major bomb on the world by announcing that finally, finally, America will get the Civic Type-R. But we won’t get the neat hatchback the Europeans get — we’re getting our own version based on the new global Civic. If it looked like this, would you go for it?
Everybody knows America’s Honda Civic isn’t the same one Europe and other markets get. It’s different, see, and that’s probably what will keep the insane 2016 Civic Type R out of our hands. But the days of cars unique to different markets is largely over; we’re in the era of the world car now, and that may be a good…
They said they were going to do it, and apparently they did it. Honda claims a prototype 2016 Civic Type R destroyed the record for quickest front-wheel drive car to lap the Nürburgring by a pretty significant margin. Are you convinced yet that the new Type R is badass?
The 2016 Honda Civic Type R should totally make it to America, because it's the tuner car with a factory warranty you've been all waiting for.
Not only does the 2016 Honda Civic Type R look better in white than it did in that grainy magazine ad photo that leaked out this morning, it also has way more power than we imagined. How does 310 horsepower strike your fancy?
Honda has promised that the new 276 horsepower (or more) Civic Type R will not only be the baddest hot hatch around, but also the most extreme Honda ever made. How fast will it go? Up to 167 MPH, the company announced today. As they say in Japan, "That's a spicy meatball!"
We've longed for the Civic Type R in America for about a million years. We've never gotten it. But today, a New Jersey Honda dealer said on Facebook that the Civic Type R was "coming soon." This is a good thing.
From Ohio to New York in less than two days? What a road trip for a happy little prototype!
Like everyone else who wants to see Honda give a damn about performance again, I'm pretty excited about the new Civic Type R, and I'm eager to see if it will come to America. Technically it already has; this photo was taken in Marysville, Ohio yesterday, home of one of their manufacturing plants.
File this under things I never thought I'd have to say, but the Honda and Acura lineup could use a serious injection of fun. The 2016 NSX and new Honda Civic Type R are good starts, even if we may not get the latter in America. What we can expect is more turbo engines across the lineup, complete with VTEC.
We saw an absolutely genius Honda Civic Type R ad, The Other Side, a little while ago, and it sure was swell, what with the dark and light sides of the same character. The car was pretty grand, too. Except there's one small problem with that. It turns out the car didn't exist.
Honda claims their upcoming 2015 Civic Type R will be their most hardcore performance car ever. It sounds awesome, especially considering it's based on a car as ordinary and pedestrian as the Civic. Honda explores that duality in a new ad that you simply must watch.
Honda promises the new Civic Type R will be the best performance hot hatch when it hits the showrooms, but I would also like them keep everything just like it is on the concept. Wild.
Go home, Integra. Step aside, NSX. Your kids need picking up at soccer practice, Civic and Accord. Honda says their new 276 horsepower 2015 Civic Type R is so potent, so uncompromising in its performance, that it will trump every Type R car that came before it.