JUN 16th 2017

First Drive: Honda Civic Type R

For those who cling to the Doctrine of Signatures espoused by 17th-century botanist William Coles, the new Honda Civic Type R is positive proof that the Almighty shapes things according to their purpose. For there are few more purposeful-looking beasties than this fifth generation in a lineage of go-faster Civics that started in 1997. Its wings sprout little wings, its air intakes have air intakes within, it has three exhaust pipes, diffusers on the roof and a front splitter low enough to leave most owners in mortal fear of sleeping policemen.

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