A higher performing version of the regular Civic, the Type R was a favorite of boy racers around the globe. First produced in 1997, it is currently in its 5th generation and is available as a 3 or 4-door hatchback or 4-door sedan. The 5th generation is powered by a 2.0-liter engine capable of producing over 300 brake horsepower. A direct rival, the top of the range Opel Astra OPC produced around 237 brake horsepower.
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