Whiteline recently acquired the newest 'Hot Hatch' to hit the market with the record breaking FWD Honda Civic Type R. Here are the initial thoughts from David Chenery - Chief of Whiteline R&D:
"After coming off the back of development on the Subaru Impreza STi and Ford Focus RS, I was really keen to get my hands on the new Honda Civic type R, Front wheel drive. With all the hype surrounding the vehicles record time around the Nordschleife – Nurburgring, we had expected big things from this 2.0 Litre turbo-charged weapon."
"After receiving the vehicle approximately 4 weeks after ordering it the day finally arrived, 100Kms on the odometer, time to take it for a run with the vehicle in totally standard trim straight off the factory floor. Straight out the box the car felt nimble; pushing ever slightly harder on each turn the car was predictable, however we did notice the more we started to push naturally the more we noticed the body roll in the front and how the vehicle started to fall over on the loaded damper."