• Jun 15, 2006

We might not get another Acura RSX, but as it turns out, that might not be such a bad thing. AutoWeek spotted the Honda Civic Type-R testing in Germany recently (pictured), and had a deep thought: the publication is predicting hoping that the Type-R, the tippy-top model in the Civic lineup, may be making its way to this side of The Pond.


Here's why: in an effort to take aim at BMW, Acura is moving upscale, leaving a Type-R -sized hole where the RSX used to operate. The production Type-R, powered by a 220 hp 2.0L four-cylinder, is set to premiere at the London Motor Show.

Similar statements have been made about the Civic Si as the RSX's replacement, but we're hoping AutoWeek is right and we're not left out of the loop on the Type-R yet again.

[Source: AutoWeek]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      5.8 Seconds?

      It's faster than that.

      Even the 2 liter was faster than that.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks like a Seat Leon (a VW-affiliated company). Check this out: http://vortex3.rely.net/gallery/gallery2.php?mode=album&album=/Seat/Leon
      • 8 Years Ago
      Best. Looking. Prius. Evar.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I actually really like the looks of the Civic 5 door hatch in previous reviews, but they didn't have the extra plastic tacked on. This makes it look pretty bad.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #1: If you have been paying attention to the other Honda news posted on the site, the possibility of an Acura-badged Evo killer is very real. Honda performance dead? How about the new Civic Si having the same lateral grip as a C6 (non Z06) Corvette? Or the V10 powered NSX just over the horizon? Or how about all of those TSXs and RSXs campaigned by RealTime Racing that are dominating SPEED Touring Car? 9 Time world champions I might add. And that's against RWD BMWs by the way.

      The hatchback is ugly because it's a UK design, and everyone in the UK is ugly so they love it! I won't argue the styling is awful. But, in automotive history, the the designs and cars that are remembered the most are always the ones with "love it or hate it" styling. I think the TSX is sexy though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That ugly turd?! Keep it. Hope the new Evo rocks cuz Honda performance is dead (unless you can drive with your eyes closed).

      Look at Honda's recent styling:

      Accord - big butt, boring the rest of the way around
      Element - nuff said
      Ridgeline - what the hell is THAT?!
      RL - I am paying HOW MUCH for this puffed up Accord?
      Civic Si - let's face it, it ain't pretty especially the rear
      RDX - Park it next to a CX-7 and you'll see
      CRV - doesn't look good......

      • 8 Years Ago
      Unless that is the most effective spy camo yet, that thing is amazingly ugly! No matter was motor they use, it won't be fast enough to compensate for that look.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Maybe this is one of those cars where you either "love it or hate it". I looked at the pics and thought the thing looked great.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Show me a 25K 350Z or WRX. Maybe you'll find a Mustang GT if the dealer hasn't marked it up $5000.
      • 8 Years Ago
      When I clicked on the link and saw the car I threw up a little bit in my mouth......
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's still driving the wrong wheels.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Here is the review of the non type-R. Looks much better than the type-R with all the plastic bits. I think it looks better than the current model avaialable in North America:

      http://www.wintonsworld.com/cars/a-cars-2005/honda-civic.html
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