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
"The thing about Type-Rs," says Chris Dooks, founder of the owners' forum and keeper of the Accord in our shoot, "is that they're no-nonsense sports cars. No frills. You can use them every day and they're not too thirsty, but then at weekends you can take them to a track and treat them like racers. They all share a character - rewarding to drive, but you have to work for the performance. It's addictive..."
So what next for Type R in the UK? The Honda brass are keen to stress that this doesn't necessarily spell the end for the brand, and that any future model has to adhere to the pure, driver-focused philosophy of its predecessors. However, they won't rule out the possibility of the next R being - whisper it - turbocharged. Actually, don't whisper it: the Type R faithful aren't as resistant to the idea of forced induction as you might imagine.