Aiming for 400whp out of the TypeR.
- Oct 14, 2015
- Reaction score
- York PA USA
- '17 Black CTR #4071, 16 MDX Tech
While I'm sure this car will be popular with the Tuner crowd, but speaking as a mid-life crisis-ee type person, it does not appeal on that level. The Type-R might, but when you can get a Pony car or a Mopar Monster for the same price, you aren't going to be seeing a lot of guys my age lining up for one because it's a dream toy.I'm sure it will appeal to the boy racers and the mid life crisis'ers though..
It's certainly a cynical design. I'm a mid-lifer, and the overall proportions look great to my eye (much better than the 9th Gen Euro hatch), but with the huge NXS sized fake vents, it looks er.... interesting, a bit like a cartoon car. The traditional muscle cars that are supposed to appeal to my generation are fast loosing their appeal and becoming known as 'Dad cars'. The new Civic hatch could appeal very much as a fun tuner-loon car or a Type-R I think, if the performance can match the overdone sporty looks. The thing that caught my attention with the reviews of the 9th Gen Type-R, was it's great suitability both for comfort as a daily driver and as an open road cruiser, something you couldn't say about earlier Honda hot hatches. If Honda continue to develop their Sport and Type-R Civic with this kind of versatility, I think they will have a winner that will appeal across a wide age group.I've been saying this from day one. I want to like it but it's just too overdone.
I'm sure it will appeal to the boy racers and the mid life crisis'ers though.
Tasteful it's not.