Civic Type R
Designed to challenge what is possible in a compact hatch, the new Civic Type R offers a thrilling driving experience. Combining a 2.0 litre VTEC turbo engine with sharp 6 speed manual transmission, the Type R is the ultimate hot hatch. It’s easy to drive, has outstanding cornering ability and rarely stalls due to the flexible nature of the engine.
It’s also well packaged in terms of roominess, comfortable and well-shaped seats, ease of access and ergonomic efficiency of the infotainment touch screen and controls.
The Civic Type R is certainly prominent on the street, with the sporty exterior attracting admiring glances from fellow enthusiastic drivers. You can’t miss them, and even the most ignorant punters want to know what it is. Features such as the rear under bumper diffuser topping those triple centre mount exhaust tips and the add on rear wing with a carbon fibre blade makes this vehicle truly striking.
The inside offers an ambience of sports luxury with features like heavily bolstered front seats in a suede/leather material, red upholstery, metal covered pedals, a centre mounted control screen and a chunky sports wheel. It offers a comfortable drive with adequate room for four people and a decent amount of boot space.
Safety and Performance
When it comes to safety, it’s five stars all the way for the Civic Type R, with all the comprehensive driver assist technology and safety features you’d expect from a high-quality modern vehicle. The Type R’s 2.0-litre, direct injection, turbo petrol engine has the full suite of VTEC machinery operating on valve lift and timing as well as a close coupled single scroll turbo. The steering is so sharp that a decent driver is very likely to be able to avoid collisions with the flick of the wheel and tap on the breaks.
Combined in one package, it makes for a car that stretches limits and breaks records. In fact, the Civic Type R set the new lap record for the world's fastest front-wheel drive car at the famous Nürburgring race track in 2017, setting a time of 7 minutes 43.8 seconds.
Give it a Spin at Collins Honda in Sydney
Eager to try it for yourself? Visit Collins Honda car dealers in Sydney to test drive the new Honda Civic Type R. With a wide range of Honda vehicles ready to drive out of the showroom, you can choose from a variety of the latest quality Honda vehicles.