Goodbye Civic Type R
The Civic Type R is soon to die, driven to an early grave by Euro V emission regs. Time for a protest...
Posted: 09 Dec 2010
And, oh yes, it's bloody amazing to drive. One of the very best, ever. The NSX-R isn't mad-quick by modern supercar standards, but there's an absolute mechanical rightness to all its controls that makes everything else on the road feel extraneous and fluffy. Short-throw gearboxes are often described as having a ‘rifle-bolt action'. Not being a shooting type, I have no idea what a rifle-bolt action feels like - or indeed is - but if it's half as satisfying as the sharp-cut shift on the NSX-R, those gunsmiths are doing a fine job.