With the Civic Type-R, Honda cemented its status as the manufacturer of the ultimate 

 The legendary Japanese performance model, which dates back to its modest 

beginnings in 1997, is now in its sixth generation and continues to be 

Over time, the Civic Type-R has stayed mostly true to its basic design principles of lightweight

The Japanese hot hatch retains the ability to lead the way in front-wheel drive performance 

even in the face of significant changes in subsequent generations.