Honda Civic Type R Gets Extreme Lifestyle Makeover

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The hot hatch is proving to be a great tuning platform.

We consider the Honda Civic Type R to be the ultimate hot hatchback. If you're a hot hatch fan living in the US then we would recommend getting behind the wheel of one of these Japanese firecrackers, which trumps the Hyundai Veloster N in terms of performance. The tenth-generation Civic Type R has been around since 2017 and Honda has updated it for the 2020 model year, but like all things in the performance car world, it can be improved upon with the help of aftermarket tuning. AWE, a precision automotive engineering firm based outside of Philadelphia, has revealed its version of what the Civic Type R can be. The company is known for its extensive tuning of a C8 Chevy Corvette, so we know they mean business.

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Awe entered the Civic Type R tuning race in 2019 when it released a replacement exhaust for the car, which included a Touring and Racing version. "I daily drove this sport compact beast for many months and fell in love with the tone of the AWE CTR system, as well as the amazing additions provided by our partners on this one. A real win of a dev car" stated AWE vice president Jesse Kramer.

For the car you see in front of you, Awe took things a step further by approaching wheel manufacturing legends Advan for a set of wheels that would match the Civic's look. The end result is a set of RZF2's; Advan's first full-face design, wrapped in Falken Azenis tires and H&R lowering springs.

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Awe Tuning

To improve power outputs, the Awe development car has also seen the fitment of a Hondata Flashpro ECU system. The car is not only more capable but incorporates extreme sports in its design by offering Thule packaging solutions. The Thule package includes two roof-mounted bike racks, a rear wing bar, and a Thule Fit Kit. We love the tasteful mods done to this Honda, and the fact that it seamlessly incorporates an extreme sports lifestyle into its overall character. Who says you can't go fast and be practical?

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