The FK8 Civic Type R, which was locally introduced last year, is Honda’s front-wheel-drive challenger in the fiercely-contested hot hatch segment. From its styling, to its practicality and capabilities, it can sure do well on the road as a city car and even on track as a mean machine.
To prove the point, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) recently invited a group of media people and the first 100 local Type R owners to a weekend at the Clark International Speedway (CIS) in Pampanga. The agenda was to fully experience the Type R’s speed, power, and agility in a safe and controlled place under the guidance of professional racing driver and instructor Georges Ramirez.
The track experience was divided into 4 parts; the Braking Test, the Slalom Test, the “Follow the Leader” style Guided Laps, and the full-on Time Attack friendly competition. Each part highlighted the Type R’s trump cards such as its braking, acceleration, and steering, among others.