The fastest front-wheel drive car around the Nurburgring now even comes with Honda Sensing!

The updates not only extend to the mechanical bits but also aesthetics where the Type R now comes with a larger front grille for an even more aggressive look and improved cooling. A new colour – Boost Blue – is also now available with the 2020 model.

Inside, the Type R has been further refined with a new Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, a new shifter with a redesigned knob and shorter shift throws.

The visceral effect from within the cabin has also been amplified with the new Active Sound Control, which modifies interior sound in relation to different drive modes.

Having set multiple lap records in various international circuits around the world, the Civic Type R has been further enhanced mechanically to cement its prowess on the road and track.

It now comes with new two-piece brake discs and new brake pads which have been engineered for reduced fade and improved high-speed braking efficiency.

It also gets updated dampers for better ride comfort even though the Civic is already surprisingly comfortable for a car riding on 20-inch wheels and 30 profile tyres.

Stiffer rear bushings have been deployed for better road holding while modifications have been done to the front suspension to reduce friction and improve steering feel.

Interestingly, speed isn’t the only focus in the new FK8 Type R as Honda has also incorporated the Honda Sensing driver assistance system into it.


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Pan Eu Jin
Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.