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Four Wheels Good: Testing the Honda Civic Type R GT from the UK to Milan... In the snow! - Motofire

Four Wheels Good: Testing the Honda Civic Type R GT from the UK to Milan… In the snow!

306 bhp through the front wheels and revs into the red at all times. What’s not to love?

The delivery of a ‘loan’ car to your driveway should usually be a moment of celebration; especially one that can break 0-60mph in under six seconds and can throw 168mph down through the front wheels.

But when Ian took the keys of the electric blue, Honda Civic Type R GT for our trip to Milan late last year, his initial thoughts were closer to ‘what will the neighbours think?’.

But screw the neighbours!

Because after ten days and close to a thousand miles under our seatbelts, we fell in love with what is probably the most practical, gnarly, bombastic, leary, planted and frankly ridiculous yet perfectly family-suitable cars on the road today.

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(Certainly out of all of the ones with a spoiler the size of a small surfboard on the back).

It took us a while to put our tongues back into our mouths and to compose our thoughts, so what you see in the video is two post-Milan Motorcycle Show-ridden men, trying to make sense of a machine that aesthetically wants to scream ‘no’ at them but which ticks every other box imaginable on that ‘order immediately’ sheet.

Even when driven in snow at minus 3 degrees across the Alps.

Honda Civic Type R GT

£32,500
Honda Civic Type R GT
8.6

Ride

8/10

    Handling

    9/10

      Engine

      9/10

        Pros

        • Practicality AND Performance
        • That silky-smooth gearbox
        • R+ mode is bonkers

        Cons

        • The digital dials are all over the place
        • Divisive styling not for everyone
        • Fatbacks and bucket seats don't mix

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