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
"A turbocharged R?" muses Chris. "Sure, why not? As long as the chassis is well set-up, the weight kept down and the engine still revs high like the current engines, then as far as I, and most of the forum, are concerned, it's all gravy. There are a few that will obviously want to keep Type-R normally aspirated, but the extra power and lower emissions of a turbo will be welcomed by most. But Honda should be warned that a lazy, torquey turbo with no character won't be well received..."
Take heed, Honda. You might have foiled this protest with your mop-wielding agent, but if Type R doesn't return quick-sharp, we'll be back. And next time, our vuvuzela will work.