This video was shot at the #GRIDLIFE Motorsports and Music Festival South from Road Atlanta! For more information about #GRIDLIFE events check out

The all new Civic Type R is the fastest front-drive Honda ever, with a turbocharged 2.0L engine making 306 HP to the front wheels. It has a track-spec suspension, six-speed manual transmission, aerodynamic improvements, bucket seats, and trim pieces to help the Type R stand out from more pedestrian Civic's.
Test notes:
1) The heat had to be run on full blast during the entire duration of this video to prevent overheating
2) A full tank of fuel lasts 16 laps around Road Atlanta
3) Matt's fastest lap was a 1:45.3
4) In the introduction, Matt incorrectly referred to this car as a 2007; it's obviously supposed to be 2017.

Honda of North America provided the vehicle, insurance, and a tank of fuel for this review.


    • Dave Robinson
      Dave Robinson


      about 1 day ago
    • Dragend J
      Dragend J

      I'm on my 3rd wrx and have NO plans of switching to Civic, But I appreciate the Type R more then many other sports compacts for some reason and the Ride is great. It does seem more matured, and evolved. Great video man.

      about 2 days ago
    • Airbag1010674


      about 14 days ago
    • Ryan Wilkins
      Ryan Wilkins

      Similar to the focus rs...except it works

      about 15 days ago
    • Omar123

      My grandma can drive like that yuor granny driving a car that can go much faster than that

      about 15 days ago
    • spontanp

      I love Honda and will always enjoy driving it. No matter 1.4 from 98' or Turbo Type R. However my daily heart belongs to Focus RS. I absolutely love the 4wd. So much control and that civilized, pleasant sounding interior. Hard to beat that. *crackles*

      about 21 day ago
    • gav240z

      Type R wasn't a JDM only car... It was available in Australia also. Typical Matt Farah. You know nothing Matt Farah (Read that like Game of Thrones Jon Snow).

      about 23 days ago
    • Nurzrachit

      Man, I need to figure out how to get some track time up there...

      about 1 month ago
    • AnhViet Tran
      AnhViet Tran

      I think this video convinced me to go with the Type-R over a RS. Great driving sir!

      about 1 month ago
    • Dominic Decocco
      Dominic Decocco

      New Supra or type r?

      about 1 month ago
    • Rashid Belk
      Rashid Belk

      "its got a medium amount of balls" tht pretty much was what i was thinking. not crazy fast but fun and nimble.

      about 1 month ago
    • mugyouoff

      We get everything in Europe 😂

      about 1 month ago
    • Chris w
      Chris w

      is that a BLNR Rolex?

      about 1 month ago
    • Ian Bradley
      Ian Bradley

      It's so good on the street. I popped to the supermarket this morning. I had the radio on, pootled along, super comfy in the default R. The clutch is light but has the right amount of feedback. The shift light will have you in 5th at about 40 miles an hour. It's just great.

      Then you want to track it and it's fast. The grip in corners embarrasses faster cars. It's stable but will rotate when you want. The brakes are great. It's a hot lap marvel.

      For the money it wrecks the competition. Cars like the RS3 have a gorgeous interior and way more power which will thrash the Type R on straights, but the Type R will gain back time in the corners. The lap times are far to close for this to be considered anything other than a triumph.

      about 1 month ago
    • DJ

      Should I get a type R or a STI?

      about 1 month ago
    • BuGoY


      about 1 month ago
    • Django Day
      Django Day

      They over heat

      about 2 months ago
    • Michael Smith
      Michael Smith

      Great vid, makes me almost want one

      about 2 months ago
    • mack cummy
      mack cummy

      Wish it came in a 2 door.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jay Jay69
      Jay Jay69

      2000 and fucking 7

      about 2 months ago
    • padams24

      This car definitely has the fun and performance factor, but I wish they would have ditched the huge whale tail spoiler especially for us older drivers who wouldn’t mind having one.

      about 2 months ago
    • Ethan Partain
      Ethan Partain

      wow honda actually going fast lol

      about 2 months ago
    • phunkdoctaspock

      10:58 - Except for the fact that the fastest time a Focus RS has managed around the Nurburgring is 8:06.29 and the Type R did it in 7:43.8 It's not "just about as fast", it's MUCH faster.

      about 2 months ago
    • The Tool Man
      The Tool Man

      One of the best track videos I've seen .

      about 2 months ago
    • sunder shanmugam
      sunder shanmugam


      about 2 months ago
    • Julio Morales
      Julio Morales

      Damn. No handbrake :/

      about 3 months ago
    • My Name Is Chavez
      My Name Is Chavez

      2020 here I come

      about 3 months ago
    • Jason LeBlanc
      Jason LeBlanc

      Shits too/ridiculously over priced. Too riced out from factory. Only seen old men driving this hot wheel around. Guess boy ricer dreams never die!

      about 3 months ago
    • Glen Baisley
      Glen Baisley In reply to Jason LeBlanc

      I’m 20 years old and I own one and love it.

      about 3 months ago
    • Faiz Nur
      Faiz Nur

      Serious question: Matt seems like a big guy. Do the bucket seats fit him okay?

      about 3 months ago
    • CommonS3nse

      whats with all these annoying idiots reviewing cars??

      about 4 months ago