Nihon Car is one of our favorite sites. It's one of the only places you can get quality English-language reviews of the hottest new stuff from Japan. The guys at Nihon just took the new JDM Honda Civic Type R sedan on a 1000km jaunt, and have impressions aplenty to share. The 225-horsepower Civic Type R boasts advantages of 65 horsepower and 19 lb-ft of torque over the standard Civic sedan while weighing 66 pounds less at the same time. Sounds like a recipe for fun, if you ask us, and to hear Nihon Car tell it, it is. They do note that the suspension tuning is so sport-oriented that on anything short of a pristine track, the car's occupants are in for a punishing experience. The mighty NSX Type R is apparently more forgiving, from a ride standpoint.
For their impressions in detail, head on over to Nihon Car, where you'll also find a fantastic photo gallery of their blue tester (the shot above is emblematic of what you'll see) and a much larger version of the video we've got embedded after the jump. Our own gallery of Honda's PR photos of the new Type R is linked below.
[Source: Nihon Car]