The time has actually finally come for Mat to get his hands on the new Honda Civic Type R!
So let's take a look at what you get with Honda's all-new hot hatch. In regards to the design, it's quickly recognisable as the Type R rather of the regular Civic. Up front it comes with a vent in the bonnet, red Honda badging across the grille, more vents and broader wheel arches. Around the back, you'll find an enormous rear wing, combined with a deeper bumper and even a diffuser!
On the within, the Type R is quite damn striking. It includes red carpets, red floor mats, red ambient lighting, and red sports seats! It likewise features bespoke digital dials with LED shift lights, and you'll discover a guiding wheel covered in phony suede and red stitching. There's metal trim around the centre console, and naturally, it comes with a brushed aluminium equipment knob.
So with numerous changes to the looks and interior, you 'd expect a whole lot of modifications under the bonnet, right? Well, not precisely. The new Type R is geared up with the very same 2-litre 4-cylinder turbo as its predecessor. Nevertheless, it a minimum of includes a new turbocharger and straighter exhaust, which all-in-all helps it produce 329hp – 10hp more than before! However that's not all, you'll also get 420Nm … 20Nm more than in the past.
Another thing has increased compared to the predecessor. It's the price, with the new Civic Type R beginning with ₤ 47,000 – ₤ 12,000 more than its predecessor!! So is it worth it? You'll need to sign up with Mat for this all-new evaluation and see for yourself!
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