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VIDEO – Honda Civic Type R GT Review

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Honda Civic 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R GT
  • Exterior Styling
  • Interior Finish
  • Engine / Performance
  • Ride / Handling
  • Economy
  • Practicality
  • Equipment
  • Value For Money
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Summary

The new Civic Type R GT is every bit as bonkers as the last car; possibly even a little bit more mad looking. The performance is just as electric, and the 6-speed manual gearbox is even more engaging thanks to rev matching technology. But with front-wheel drive it’s hard to get the power down in anything other than the bone dry. And, for some unknown reason, the Civic Type R is only a 4-seater.


Facts and Figures

Engine 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol
Max power 320PS at 6,500rpm
Max torque 400Nm at 2,500-4,500rpm
Drivetrain 6-speed manual gearbox, front-wheel drive with limited-slip differential
0-62mph 5.8 seconds
Top speed 169mph
Fuel tank size 46 litres
Fuel consumption 36.7 mpg, combined cycle
CO2 emissions 176 g/km
Kerb weight 1,380 kg
Towing capacity N/A
Luggage capacity 420 litres
NCAP rating 5 stars
Base price £33,525
Price as tested £34,050
Company website www.honda.co.uk/cars/new/civic-type-r/overview.html

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