• Dec 28th 2007 at 1:25PM
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Honda is bringing a trifecta of tricked-out, Modulo-fettled concepts to the Tokyo Auto Salon, and this Civic Type-R takes the track-ready nature of the base model to the next level.

The concept is fitted with 19-inch Modulo wheels wrapped in 225/35 R19 R-compound tires and a revised suspension, along with a new front fascia, rear bumper, side skirts and wing. The checkered livery speaks to its track-friendly nature, but the inside of the Civic Type-R is what gains the most attention. Honda replaced several interior panels with carbon fiber components and fitted custom Recaro seats, a new dash display and an F1-inspired steering wheel with integrated shift lights. It's function following form with a perfect blend of track-ready gear and street-legal mods. We likey.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      Lets see.

      Trailer queen rims
      Vinyl graphics
      Weight reduction in one of the most minimal and priciest ways available (negated of course by the 19"s)

      Good job guys.

      I do like the seats though. Recaro makes good stuff (I love my speeds)
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree. The the seats are nice.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, that car looks like crap! Who let their 16 y/o kid in on the design team?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thats a fast looking economy car! actually....it looks like its trying too hard.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If I close my eyes slightly, I can blur out those graphics.

      • 7 Years Ago
      I for one love the CTR, but the graphics scheme and tail light treatment on this is horrible. I suppose eye catching is good for a race car, but still... I don't like it at all.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Am I the only one that notice the wheels are Photoshopped on?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I never get it when everyone compalins about FWD cars and then sites like these act like they are the second comming! Considering that less then 1% off all drivers can tell the differance or will ever drive any of the cars to their extrems is beyond me. It was the same when I was a kid anything with a 350 small block was cool and all the six cyl were garbage... go figure... The sad part is now that I can afford what ever I want my wife won't let me get it. But my new CTS is going to miss her.....
      • 7 Years Ago
      front end seems like a japanese take on BMW-esque.

      not necessarily a bad thing or that they stole a look. first thought was a nipponese 1-series though, esp with the graphics.
        • 7 Years Ago
        That is exactly what I thought as well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      cant get any uglier than this. terrible at its maximum capacity. smh.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like it....

      • 7 Years Ago
      Those are some bizarre taillights!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Maybe I can't get past the fact that every stylish, urban, twenty-something woman on the East coast is driving one but I am bit surprised to see a 4 door Civic get the racer-ish treatment. Great car - just doesn't need all the stickers.

      Done well, like any Honda it will hustle in the curves well, but like any Honda it will get murdered on the straights by anything with more cubes. If it said cube heavy car is force fed (i.e Mazda Speed, Cobalt, SRT) the driver will be left to pound the fat Civic steering wheel in frustration.

      Overall it is just another "Why Japan, why?" car made for only the most rabid fans of the Big H. Hope they bring it here so I can get a chuckle during my commute.

      It will make a nice bonus car in GT5 or Forza 3 tho' so all is not lost.
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