What is the spiritual, modern successor to the original Honda N600 that I talked about yesterday? Perhaps it’s the Honda Civic. It’s one of the smaller, more basic models, and they still have a hatchback-like style. This Civic is certainly not entry-level. It’s the upscale, enthusiast, sport version, called the Type R.
Being an enthusiast model, they have a limited supply, and I was surprised the dealer had three in stock. This blue-gray model was upfront. This blingy look is not really my style, but it’s geared toward a particular audience. Either way, it’s a far cry from the 1970 model that started Honda in the U.S. market.
Here’s a review of the Civic Type R from my favorite enthusiast automobile YouTube channel. As you can tell, they are serious about cars. It’s not a run-of-the-mill car review.
I’m not a car or racing fan, though I enjoy their design. However, being a photography and camera enthusiast, I understand the deep appreciation for the seemingly minute and insignificant. People passionate about something really get into the details.
50 years of evolution has transformed a small 45 horsepower vehicle into this 306 horsepower beast. Perhaps not as powerful as some of the V8 muscle cars. 0-60 in 5.4 seconds doesn’t sound particularly fast, however. But, from the video review above, it seems to be a very delightful and practical car to drive. It will set you back at least $38K. Though these days, that doesn’t sound too crazy.
I have a free monthly newsletter that’s perfect for busy people. Signup for the Newsletter to get the best of my posts, old and new, plus additional content not available anywhere else.