Even though he doesn’t have a choice but to drive a Honda-powered Formula 1 car, two time world champion Fernando Alonso definitely knows a fun little car when he sees one.
Fernando recently posted this image to his Instagram account, without saying what the deal is and if this is or isn’t his car.
Would he need to purchase a Type R if he wanted to drive one? Obviously not. Honda would probably just give it to him for free – or we’re simply looking a good old fashioned publicity stunt.
Regardless, this red Type R is darn good looking, and of course not bad at all in the performance department. It’s got a 2.0 liter turbocharged 310 HP unit, and it can get from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.7 seconds.
Something else the Civic Type R has is a 6-speed manual transmission, which could be a fun distraction for somebody that’s used to paddle-shifting – or his McLaren’s lackluster on-track performance this year…
Photo: Fernando Alonso/Instagram