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Specification:
Honda Civic Type R
Engine:
1996cc, 4cyl turbo, FWD, 316bhp, 295lb ft
Claimed MPG:
36.7mpg, 176g/km CO2
Performance:
0–62mph in 5.8secs, 169mph
Weight:
1380kg
Price:
£32,995 OTR/£32,995 as tested

Browse the online Type R forums and its squealing, shrieking brakes occupy most complaint threads. TG’s car’s Brembo stoppers yodel in damp or cold weather or in traffic. Honda says it’s a side effect of the pad compound. So why don’t our M5’s or Mustang’s brakes have the same issue? Or any fast car I’ve driven since the old Type R?

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