The Honda Civic Type-R has beaten all competition to be given the title of the fastest hot hatch ever produced. With its ferocious speed and unbelievable power combined with its striking looks this Civic Type-R really is something to get excited about.
The Civic Type R is powered by an all-new, direct-injected turbocharged 2.0 litre VTEC TURBO petrol engine which can develop as much as 305 horsepower. This complex beast delivers a blistering performance which cannot be matched in the hot-hatch segment reaching a 62mph sprint in just 5.7 seconds and an incredible top speed, where permitted, of 167 mph. The top power output is 310 PS* at 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 400Nm* at 2,500rpm.
The radical and extremely sporty exterior styling of the Civic Type-R sets it completely apart from Honda's ordinary Civic models. The car just screams that it is a rip roaring machine! The aggressive styling of the exterior reflects its intense personality and has been expertly design to be sleek and aerodynamic enabling the car to reach the impressive high speeds and powerful performance with high levels of down force. The new Civic Type-R's distinctive looks will be attracting looks left, right and centre.
The interior design definitely doesn't disappoint, it continues to display the Type-R's sporty character. High-backed sports seats, trimmed with suede effect black fabric with fiery red double stitching offer drivers and passengers comfort with great lateral support for when the Type R is performing at its highest in hard cornering. Stylish finishing touches also add to the striking interior such as the gear lever made from machine aluminium alloy enhancing the Type R's cool persona.
Innovative suspension systems have been developed which are unique to the Type-R. These have been designed to offer outstanding handling characteristics which boost power transfer to the road. These systems work seamlessly with a Dual Pinion Electric Power Steering producing a rapid response. Genuine sports-driving enthusiasts will be excited by the '+R' button which is ideal for track driving as it increases the response of various chassis and drivetrain systems.
The Civic Type R can be customised with the all-new GT Pack which includes a number of optional extra features for added convenience such as front and rear parking sensors, dusk sensing headlamps, rain sensing automatic wipers and electric fold mirrors. The Honda Connect infotainment system will also feature an integrated Garmin satellite navigation system while every journey can be made even more enjoyable by the addition of a CD player with a premium eight-speaker, 320 watt stereo system upgrade.