The launch of the all-new Civic Type R comes as Honda celebrates 25 years of its iconic high-performance hatchback – and 50 years of the Civic. Engineered to deliver the fastest Civic Type R yet, the next-generation model builds on a long tradition of high-performance cars inspired by the spirit of racing. Building on the human-centric approach to dynamics, design and usability applied in the development of the 11th generation Civic, Honda engineers have refined every aspect to develop the Civic Type R with aerodynamic advantages and rounding out the sporty silhouette away. The Type R is also lower and wider than the standard Civic, with a new rear spoiler design that accentuates the sleek roofline and contributes to the car’s aerodynamic performance and muscular appearance. Lightweight components and an increase in output from the 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine result in one of the best power-to-weight ratios in its class. A revised Rev-Match system with automatic blip ensures that changing gears with the six-speed manual gearbox offers the driver a rewarding experience. Inside, the Type R features the striking red interior, lightweight sports seats and driver-focused controls that are hallmarks of all performance Hondas. In addition to the preset driver modes, a new custom mode gives drivers a new level of customization by allowing them to personalize vehicle characteristics such as throttle response and steering feedback. The onboard Honda Log R data logger features improved monitoring and an innovative scoring feature to help riders improve their on-track performance.