Critics Review the New 2017 Civic Type R

The Type R bloodline continues with the most powerful front wheel drive hot hatch in the world. The new 2017 model recently broke the Nürburgring front-wheel drive car record with a time of 7min 43.8 sec.

Raw power from a refined yet high revving 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO engine will trigger all your senses. It’s the most extreme, high-performance engine we’ve ever built for a Type R and it is complemented by three new driving modes: ‘Comfort’, ‘Sport’ and a track-focused ‘+R’ mode. They allow you to adapt the Type R’s response to different surfaces and conditions - whether on the road or the racetrack.

Key Features:

  • Bold Styling: New from the ground up, the 2017
  • Type R is a charismatic hot hatch with muscular, athletic body styling.
  • Shaped to perform: A more aggressive stance with enhanced aerodynamics delivers a thrilling and engaging driving experience.
  • Exclusive Alloys: The wide wheel arches hug the imposing and impressive 20” alloys.
  • Holding the road: Under the track-honed exterior is a new suspension design for confident, sure-footed handling.



Goodwood Festival of Speed

Despite the range of cars Honda debuted at legendary Goodwood Festival of Speed, the spotlight was firmly on the Honda Type R, which made Goodwood its grand debut to be seen for the first time on British soil. This new Honda masterpiece of engineering did not fail to turn heads and with the 2017 Type R already a record breaking machine, it was always sure to be a solid talking point of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Henry Hope-Frost reviews the Type-R on behalf of ITV's Goodwood First Glance -  Watch here (from 24mins onwards)

Here’s what the automative world's toughest critics also had to say:

  • Top Gear 
    "Once upon a time, Honda made the world’s greatest front-drive car in the shape of the Integra Type-R. Well, they’ve done it again." 
  • GQ
    "The Honda Civic Type-R is the greatest advocate of old-fashioned – and affordable – driving pleasure we’ve experienced in years."
  • Auto Express - 5 stars
    "When it comes to simply being a hatchback, the Type R is up there with the best."
    Watch the full review here

  • Autocar - 4 stars
    "Probably the most capable front-wheel drive car in production today."
  • What Car? – 5 stars
    "From its barking mad styling to its eat-you-alive performance, the Honda Civic Type R has always been the Rottweiler of the hot hatch world... eating red meat for breakfast and going from nothing to DEFCON1 in the blink of an eye." 
    Watch the full review here
  • Evo
    "A 169mph riot... the new Civic Type R is a far more convincing proposition than the old one and its rivals should be very worried indeed."
  • Inside Lane
    “One of the best hot hatchbacks in its class? Undoubtedly.”
    Watch the full review here

  • PistonHeads
    “It's a focused, exciting, thrilling road car, albeit with a more liveable side than before as well.”
    Watch the full review here

  • Daily Mail
    “It’s a powerful and high-performing car, but thanks perhaps to its British and Japanese pedigree, it also has impeccable good manners.”
  • The Telegraph - 4 stars
    “The Civic Type R wears its heart on its wings. Going fast on the race track is what it does best; everything else is just motoring...”
  • Car Magazine - 5 stars
    “This is a pretty good case study of just how bonkers modern mainstream hot hatch performance is becoming.”
  • Car Throttle
    “A car you can use as a daily driver and as a track car that will embarrass almost anything you put in its path.”
    Watch the full review here

  • Daily Record
    “Awesome looks and an awesome drive.”

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