Articles about Honda Civic Type R

Honda’s hot hatch is now the fastest FWD production car around that circuit
Honda has deployed the Civic Type R to set a new front-wheel-drive, production-car lap record at the iconic Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst, Australia. Not the most exciting news, you may think, but the driver was a certain Jenson
Even the wheels are made from plastic bricks
Life-size Lego models have become a bit of a thing recently. Everyone from Bugatti, McLaren, and Porsche to Chevy and Ford are getting in on the game. Now it's Honda's turn, as its Australian arm reveals a Civic Type
Australians love quirky police cars
The Australians love a quirky police car. Clearly not in a hurry to be upstaged by Queensland's Kia Stinger, the New South Wales force has gone for another, even shoutier far eastern performance car.This is a Honda Civic Type R
This is where the Civic Type R is made
The shutdown of Honda's Swindon plant in the UK in 2021 will be a tragedy for the families of 3,500 workers. So, too, for the multiples of other people in the town and elsewhere that manufacture parts of the cars.
Got a selfish need for speed? Then this single-seater is for you
In the UK, there are many sheds. In some of these sheds are plucky people ambitiously building their own lightweight, track-focused sports cars. We've been at it for years: Caterham, BAC, and Ariel are all British success stories. Now America
Just for kicks
In case you missed it, episode three of last year's Top Gear Series 25 brought the gang to Japan, where the guys took in the awesomely bonkers car culture, went 'sumo wrestler racing,' and tested two of the country's finest
Kung hei fat choi!
Well, Chinese New Year is coming up. You know what that means, right?Yes, there's going to be a ton of tikoy-and if you don't celebrate the occasion yourself, you can always ask for some from a Chinese friend (
To celebrate its 50th birthday in Australia
Every anniversary comes with its own dedicated gift. After one year of marriage it's paper (nice and cheap). After 15 years it's crystal (less cheap). Curiously, the 16th anniversary is 'tea or coffee'. As if a marriage would last 16
Meet the Mugen RC20GT
Opinions on the styling of the Honda Civic Type R vary wildly, but we'd wager very few of them bemoan its timidity. It is, without much question, a punchy-looking thing.Not if you work at Mugen, though. Honda's tuning
What are we missing out on?
The 2019 Honda Civic Type R-one of the world's hottest hatchbacks-is now available...in the US market.Yep, US-spec Type Rs are getting an upgrade. But don't feel too down in the dumps, because the changes are
Which powerplant is best for your project car?
Hang tight-this article contains consumer advice. Of the Top Gear maths variety.Last year, we brought news of exciting developments in the crate engine business. An expressly American phenomenon, the idea of a crate engine is to order, quite literally, a
And it packs as much torque as a Ferrari
We like the Hyundai i30N a lot. But can it be improved upon? German tuner RaceChip certainly thinks so. This is the GTS Black, its latest show car based on the i30N.RaceChip's taken the 271hp i30N Performance and given it,
Another track record falls
For the last few weeks Honda's been setting front-wheel drive, production car records at various European race tracks. The car? Our favorite big hot-hatch, the Civic Type R.First came Estoril, then Silverstone, Spa, and Magny Cours. For its
You need to experience it behind the wheel
Allow me to start with a disclaimer: I didn't fall for the Civic Type R as much as I did the Lancer Evolution or the WRX STI, or at least I refused to, just to spare myself from falling for a
In a new color, too
Hot damn. The latest batch of Honda Civic Type Rs have arrived in the Philippines, and if you thought the Japanese performance hatch couldn't look any cooler, you thought wrong.Pictured above are the aforementioned units rolling down a local port
A day of enjoying fine Japanese things
There's a 300hp Japanese hot hatch waiting in your garage, with a full tank of gas and no destination. Of course, with a car like the Honda Civic Type R, a destination is somewhat irrelevant. You can go to a convenience
After taking it to a wedding
This was me one morning in February: 32, single, sleep-deprived, and too early for my appointment at a bridal boutique. What did I do while hopped up on coffee amid a sea of froufrou? Answer: Troll people. Which meant I took
Take our money
It's finally here. The most awaited Honda-no, car model-in the history of automotive fandom. Do we even need an introduction to this car? The Type R is the upgraded, mythical version of the beloved Honda Civic. For decades other
Screw utility, right?
Just because you can do something, doesn't always mean you should. In Australia, for example, the V8 Ute Racing Series was actually a thing, eschewing the whole utility aspect of pickups for the sake of racing them on a track. It
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