The Honda Civic Type R is arguably today's greatest hot hatchback. Decades of Type R innovation has brought us to the point where the latest Civic is pushing more than 300bhp through its front wheels.
So, how did we get here? What defines a great Type R and, indeed, a great front-wheel drive driver's car at all?
We take a Civic to revisit one of the greatest Type Rs ever and, perhaps, the best front-wheel drive driver's car of all time: the Integra Type R, the small coupe that was among the first Type Rs in Europe, and whose VTEC engine went on to define Honda's performance brand.