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Here's every generation of the Honda Civic Type R. Which one's your favourite?

Now you’ve seen Harris in the FL5, it’s time to pick your favourite ever Type R hot hatch

Civic Type R EK9 Top Gear
  • EK9

    Civic Type R EK9 Top Gear

    Technically forbidden fruit for us in the UK, the first ever Civic Type R was only sold in Japan between 1997 and 2000. With three doors, a kerbweight of less than 1,100kg, a proper limited-slip diff and a 1.6-litre DOHC VTEC engine making over 180bhp, is this 1990s hot hatch heaven?

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  • EP3

    Civic Type R EP3 Top Gear

    From 2001 to 2005, the EP3 was built in the UK with a 2.0-litre engine and a shell that was 80 per cent stiffer than the EK9’s. Loved to cock a rear wheel, didn’t it?

  • FN2/FD2

    Civic Type R FN2/FD2 Top Gear

    For the third-gen Type R, Honda split its approach with Europe getting the FN2 hatch and Japan getting the FD2 saloon. Got a favourite between the two, Internet?

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  • FK2

    Civic Type R FK2 Top Gear

    The first turbocharged Type R arrived in 2015, with fairly bonkers looks, a hefty 306bhp and a 0-62mph time of just 5.7 seconds.

  • FK8

    Civic Type R FK8 Top Gear

    The most controversial Civic Type R of all? The FK8 wasn’t exactly a looker, but dynamically it wiped the floor with its hot hatch competition…

  • FL5

    Civic Type R FL5 Top Gear

    Has the handsome new FL5 done enough to take top spot in your list of favourite Civic Type Rs? Thoughts in the comments section below please, Internet.

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