The art of noise
Posted: 21 May 2010
The brake pedal is firm thanks to a new four-pot front brake set-up, but the car isn't over-braked. Everywhere there's feel, but firmness. It's taut, but tactile. And when you set that motor spinning through the 5,500rpm VTEC boundary, lunacy is achieved time and time again. It might not be as blithely quick as the current crop of turbo hatches, but it's a pure and simple joy for the keen driver - a very pointy point made that absolute fastest is not always best.