- 2,825 Miles
- Reg Date: 2015/65
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Here we have a super 2015 65 plate Civic Type R GT finished in the stunning Championship White with contrasting Red/Black Alcantara Sports Seats. Its traveled just 2,825 miles from new and its in Immaculate condition throughout.
It was first serviced by Honda In @ 1,610 miles and it also has the balance of 5 years free servicing remaining. Balance of the manufacturers Warranty runs to December 2018.
It features the £2,300 GT Pack which adds auto lights and wipers, parking sensors, dual zone climate, Honda Connect infotainment with premium 320w audio and Garmin Nav. It also has the extra cost (£495) Carbon Fibre Interior Pack
Auto Express said …
The hot hatch arena is particularly competitive at the moment. Rival SEAT took the front-wheel drive Nurburgring lap record with its Leon Cupra in a time of 7 minutes 58.12 seconds. Renault then beat that by four seconds, but Honda claims the Type R is more than three seconds faster again, completing the lap in 7 minutes 50.63 seconds. To put that into perspective, that’s two seconds faster than a Lamborghini Gallardo supercar.The hot hatch arena is particularly competitive at the moment. Rival SEAT took the front-wheel drive Nurburgring lap record with its Leon Cupra in a time of 7 minutes 58.12 seconds. Renault then beat that by four seconds, but Honda claims the Type R is more than three seconds faster again, completing the lap in 7 minutes 50.63 seconds. To put that into perspective, that’s two seconds faster than a Lamborghini Gallardo supercar.
On paper the Type R will sprint from 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds and hit 167mph flat-out – and it feels up to the claims, too.
Top Gear said …
The Type R charges about the place in a very determined manner. You find yourself using high revs because that’s where the engine is happiest, while the four piston vented and cross-drilled 350mm front Brembos are mighty and the diff is deliriously effective.
It doesn’t do a bad impression of a touring car or tarmac rally car to be honest, but to get the best out of it you have to take it by the scruff and concentrate.
Ideally, an ability to left-foot brake is preferable, allowing you to build up boost pressure on the throttle and release the brakes at the apex for a suitably rapid, lag-free corner exit. Yep, all a bit track-day-enthusiast, but that’s what the Civic is like, and you’ll get more out of it if you do.
Still, it’s not an edgy handler. All the work is done by the front axle – the rear simply follows along safely and predictably. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it doesn’t quite have the Golf’s mid-corner adjustability.
Traction though… well, I swear the Civic is as quick out of corners as the 4WD Golf R. It’s immense. Which leads me on to +R.
A button on the dash that makes the instrument rings glow red instead of white. It also loosens the ESC shackles, implements a more aggressive torque map, reduces assistance to the electric power steering and firms up the magnetorheological dampers.
It weighs a claimed 1378kg, which gives it a power to weight ratio of 222bhp per tonne, ten per cent better than a Golf R. It consumes those tightly stacked lower gears, every gearchange in the new six speed manual a total delight. So precise, so tight, so slick.
If everybody had a manual gearbox like this there’d be no call for double clutch gearboxes.
What’s the verdict, then?
I have reservations over the Civic Type R’s image and appearance, and Honda’s taken an unashamedly hardcore tack with it. But it’s genuinely exciting to drive, massively fast and relaxes far better than the bodywork suggests.
It’s very different to a Golf R, but effectively carves its own niche in the hot hatch class – there’s nothing else quite like it except the Megane, and I’d have it over the Renault. I think. Anyway, the more I drove it the more I liked it. I ended up liking it a lot.
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