It's no surprise that the current model Honda Civic Type R is a capable track weapon. Armed with a turbo 2.0L, adaptive sports suspension, more than adequate braking and an uncanny knack for avoiding the almost inevitable torque steer, it's proven itself time and time again, even in stock form.
Now, you take that FK8 and toss in helping of Randy "the Rocket" Pobst, the decorated wheelman with close to 100 competitive wins, and you get a detailed rundown of what's so special about the Type R. Being so experienced, Pobst is as calm as a cucumber chatting up the FK8 while simultaneously battling 2.5 miles of Big Willow concrete.
View the full Civic Type R video with Pobst's commentary right HERE
After his initial run on the factory 20-in.wheels and stock Continental Sportcontact 6, the folks at Tire Rack set him up with 18-in. wheels wrapped in Yokohama Advan A052. A common practice among CTR owners, the step down in size will typically offer more tire options and frankly, a much better look for the modern R. Check out the video and ride shotgun with The Rocket!