Honda Civic Type R – Race Ready

Let’s start with some bad news. The mind blowing Honda NSX has been canned for South Africa because local pricing has put Honda’s hybrid supercar into the stratosphere.

If you want to own a fast Honda this is as good as it comes, with the reminder that Type R still holds onto the prize for fastest front-wheel drive hatchback around the Nurburgring.

This is not your ordinary turbo hatchback. It doesn’t conform to the rules; rather it has risen up from the 90s where wings and manual gearboxes owned the streets. Large sections of it designed on the track for those born to drive – a blessing and a curse depending whether the view out of the windscreen is rows of brake lights or a climbing sinewy piece of tarmac.

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