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Old 4th February 2007, 13:08   #1
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If Car Magazine and AutoCar are to be believed, the new Honda Civic Type R is not completely up to snuff and certainly doesn't breathe the same performance air as its predecessors. Apparently, the reviewers, while admitting that the new Type R "has made marginal improvements over its forebears, [seemed] to be less than impressed."

The Type R badge has always carried a tradition behind it of having plenty of race-ready goodies that are perfectly street legal. For this iteration, they upped the pony count by just one horsepower. They say that Honda "took the thrill out of a previously thrilling vehicle." It hurts that they removed the independent rear suspension and replaced it with a torsion beam rear-end too.

We have garden variety Hondas for daily use. Let's try to keep the R performance-oriented.

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No idea about the performance...

But looks awesome IMO...

I didnt get that one sentence... You mean, the Type-R has only one HP over the regular Civic??? Thats sounds insane... Type-R is just for looks now???
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1 bhp increase over previous generation Type R
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They weren't impressed bcos they were testing the wrong car. Honda has plans of releasing a Civic Type RR which will be more powerful (25bhp more), lighter and as hardcore as it gets.

Honda Civic Type-R and Type-RR

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Honda Civic Type R Popular Already

The hot hatch Type R version of the Honda Civic isn't even on sale yet, but dealers have already been taking deposits.
500 customers have already put down money - that's 10% of the total number of Type R sales Honda hopes to achieve in 2007.

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New Honda Civic Type R roadtest


There is no doubt that this generation of Honda Civic Type R as an overall package is much better to live with, it has grown up, it is more sophisticated and Honda will be pleased because those characteristics will be appreciated by a wider buying audience.

As a ‘Racing’ Type R it misses out on responsiveness due to the low level of torque[142 lb ft when most of the competitors offer well over 200 lb ft.] and Honda might loose one or two boy or girl racers who want the old ‘point and squirt’ habits, but the car has grown up in line with the real-life requirements of the majority of ‘hot-hatch’ drivers.

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