Civic Type R TV Presentation Is Painful but Hilarious! (Video)
According to Fox 4’s auto critic, blown engines will dilute Honda’s profits, and the Civic Type R, with its low-profile tires, is a street racers dream.
The new Honda Civic Type R is a complex beast. While you and I most certainly understand what purpose it serves in the Honda hierarchy, others struggle to grasp the concept of a 306-horsepower economy car — even if they’re automotive critics.
This is exactly the case of Ed Wallace, who leads the automotive segment for Fox 4 in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area. Wallace kicks off his three-minute-long Type R impression by saying that Honda had him watch a video to learn about some of the mechanical and aerodynamics of the car, but that “people don’t care about that.” You may have a point there, Ed. Most people are bored by specs, but love to hear what those specs translate into.
Up until that moment Ed is doing a good job, but then he makes a sharp turn at the intersection of “WTF are you talking about?” and “I hate low-profile tires.” From that moment on, the conversation turns somewhat negative as he begins taking out his career’s frustration on the Type R’s 20-inch wheels and performance tires — which he describes as “racing tires.” He then goes off about the rubber wearing out quickly, and how NSX owners have previously sued Honda for undesired and accelerated tire wear. Uh, okay?
But that’s not all, he then talks about the Civic rev-match system’s ability to keep owners from over-revving their engines, just like NSX owners used to. Needless to say, Mr. Wallance is kind of all over the place.
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