The Honda Civic Type R has claimed the coveted title of the 'Performance Car of the Year' at the 2023 TopGear.com Awards. Famously known for its exhilarating performance and innovative design, the Civic Type R continues to capture the hearts of car enthusiasts.
Engineered to deliver unrivalled, exhilarating performance, the Honda Civic Type R stands as an iconic symbol of automotive excellence. Honda’s commitment to ground-breaking technology and design innovation has resulted in the Civic Type R being consistently celebrated as the ultimate performance car. The cars versatility in being able to provide a breathtaking driving experience on both everyday roads and occasional track days set the Civic Type R apart form its competition.
Priced from £49,995, the Honda Civic Type R embodies a perfect blend of power, precision, and personality. With its striking design, powerful engine, and advanced features, it continues to set new standards in the realm of performance cars. A two litre, four-cylinder VTEC TURBO engine develops a maximum power output of 329PS and 420Nm of torque giving you a 0-62mph in as little as 5.4 seconds. Also, with a six-speed manual gearbox, optimised by a rev match control system to ensure precise gear changes you can ensure an exhilarating drive. The New Honda Civic Type R is engineered for power, it's sleeker, lighter and faster with record breaking speed as it is the fastest car to have driven the legendary 5.8km Suzuka circuit, completing it in 2'23".
Tom Ford, Associate Editor at Top Gear, highlighted the essence of the Honda Civic Type R's success, stating, "The Civic Type R is a car that can perform on your favourite back road any day of the week, and still put a smile on your face on the occasional weekend track day. It’s not about a perfect road and a vanishingly small operating window of opportunity, but a performance car whose adrenaline is closer to the surface, more accessible, and in many ways, more real. And that’s why the Honda Civic Type R is the TopGear Performance Car of the Year; not because it’s the fastest, but because it’s the car that puts a smile on your face every time you drive it."
Rebecca Adamson, Head of Automobile at Honda UK, expressed her joy at the recognition, stating, "We are thrilled that the Honda Civic Type R has been awarded not only for its performance but also its personality. This winning mix makes the Civic Type R such an astounding success—one that delivers exceptional results on the road and is an absolute joy to drive."
The journey of the Honda Civic Type R is one marked by a rich history of performance excellence. Introduced in the late 20th century, the Civic Type R has evolved through multiple generations, each iteration pushing the boundaries of what a performance car can achieve. From its early days as a compact and agile sports car to its current status as a symbol of driving passion and innovation, the Civic Type R has consistently earned its place among the elite in the automotive world. The success at the 2023 TopGear.com Awards is not just a recognition of its present achievements but a testament to the enduring legacy that has shaped the Honda Civic Type R into the performance powerhouse it is today.
Introduced in the late 20th century, the Civic Type R has evolved through multiple generations and its journey has been marked by a rich history of performance excellence. Each generation has pushed the boundaries of what a performance car can achieve; from its early days as a compact and agile sports car to its current generation as a symbol of driving passion and innovation. Throughout its existence, the Honda Civic Type R has consistently earned its place among the elite in the automotive world. This latest success at the 2023 TopGear.com Awards is not only a recognition of its present achievements, but a testament to the legacy that this car has carried since its introduction back in 1997.
For those eager to experience the thrill, the Honda Civic Type R awaits, ready to leave an indelible mark on every journey. Find the new Honda Civic Type R at any of our dealerships in Wolverhampton, West Bromwich and Cannock.