2018 Honda Civic Type R First Drive: It was worth the wait

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Bravo Honda, bravo. The 2018 Civic Type R is the company’s most powerful car ever to be sold stateside. Indeed, Honda’s people are unofficially referring to it as the fastest front-wheel drive “road legal racecar” on the road. In short, no, the “R” in the name plate isn’t just for show.

It starts out with the 10th-generation Civic, but while it may be the fifth iteration of the car to wear the Type R badge, it’s the first to make it – officially, at least – to US shores. That alone was enough to build the pre-release hype. That you’re getting so much tech packed into this little gem for only $33,900 arguably seals the deal. Still, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

It’s got no shortage of attitude, but then again there’s no lack of power to back that up. As wild as it looks, the engine is no laughing matter.

A highly tuned, direct-injected 2-liter turbocharged inline 4, with an output of 306 HP and 295 lb.-ft of torque, maximum power comes in at 2,500 and sticks around until you hit 4,500 rpm.

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