I was honestly a bit disappointed by my first video impression of the new Honda Civic Type-R. The footage posted below features the new turbocharged hot hatch around the Slovakiaring track, and while it may be fast and smooth, the savage high-end bark of old Type-Rs is gone.
It was obviously predictable that this was going to happen, but it’s a bit too flat-sounding in the video… It may be the audio quality messing up the experience, but I don’t think it’s that.
In our own test of the hot Civic, we noted that the engine’s free-revving nature is unmatched in the class, but an exciting noise it does not make.
Maybe some kind of trick exhaust will cure that, or, dare I say it, a resonator like the Ford Focus ST has?
Scroll down have and have a listen for yourself below; we also found what we believe is the first video review to go live, courtesy of Inside Lane, and the car does sound a bit better in it.
Via PistonHeads, L’Argus