The latest version of the Honda Civic Type R arrived in 2018 and, like its predecessors, is one of the wilder hot hatches you can buy. With aggressive styling that includes a huge rear spoiler, this is a car that stands out from the crowd. The theme continues inside, with lots of racy red trim and sculpted seats that hold you firmly in place as you round corners.
The Type R backs up its sporty looks with a powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that makes it one of the quickest hot hatches. It’s also one of the most enjoyable to drive, thanks to steering that gives a real feeling of connection to the road. Despite its aggressive looks and outrageous acceleration, the Civic Type R has a sensible side. Its interior is comfortable and practical, and Honda’s reputation for making some of the most reliable cars means that it should give you trouble-free motoring even as you make the most of its performance.
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