Our Honda Civic Type R Wore through a Tire in Fewer Than 9000 Miles

It reminds us of the tire-wear outcry around the original NSX that led to a class-action lawsuit and new rear-alignment settings.

Our long-term Civic Type R hadn’t even gone in for its first oil-change service when we noticed something else: its left-front tire was completely worn out.

These aren’t just any tires. The Type R’s Continental SportContact 6 is rubber of the highest-performing order, enabling the king of Civics to corner harder (0.99 g on the skidpad during our initial testing), and stop shorter (from 70 mph in a heroic 147 feet) than not only other hot hatches, but also some rear-drive performance machines.

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