Offering power, capacity and head-turning looks, the Civic Type R is a pulse-quickening and desirable hot hatch. Honda’s top performer successfully blends everyday driving capabilities with undoubted racing credentials.
The Type R dazzles from every angle but its striking design is not just for show. Racing performance is a key component of many external features, such as a smart winged spoiler, a shark fin antenna and 20-inch alloy wheels. Stylish touches include the ‘TYPE R’ legend boldly emblazoned on the vehicle’s front and rear fascia, and privacy glass. Illumination is provided by front fog lamps, LED daytime running lights and an LED high-mounted brake light.
The sporty cabin features an alloy shift knob and a leather steering wheel, which is also rake-and-reach-adjustable. The latter, in conjunction with a manually adjustable driver’s seat, enables you to quickly establish your optimal position. Black roof lining complements the vehicles sports seats, which are enhanced with ersatz suede upholstery. Electric-power steering, climate-controlled air-conditioning and power-operated windows are standard inclusions.
One of the most iconic cars in our line up has been transformed into a life-size LEGO® model.
While real Civic Type Rs pass through the Swindon plant at a rate of knots, this one took a little longer to bed. In fact, it’s the first hand-build Type R, with a team of nine taking over 1,300 hours to assemble it.
It’s comprised of 320,000 pieces and really is all-Lego, from the wheels, to the bodywork, to the windows – everything! It even features working lighting, controllable via an iPad application. It’s not just mains and rears, either. The brakes, fogs, indicators and day-runners work too. All in, it weighs just over 1,300 kilograms, which isn’t far off what the production car weighs.