2021 Honda Civic Type (FK8) Shop Car
It's been a while since I have been this exited about a car. As a Honda enthusiast, I have always felt the "R" was the epitome of the brand and a car I would always want to own. However as I got a little older it just felt impractical and so I ignored it...until this year. I have had two project vehicles for the last few years (2011 Mustang GT and an K-Series Turbo Exocet) and my thought was to get rid of these to make room for a CTR. However, through a friend/colleague at Honda Dealership we do business with, I got the opportunity to grab a brand new R (with no markup) and so I jumped.
I have been doing more road coarse racing and as my Exocet was frustrating me, I decided that impracticality be damned and I was getting this car. I grabbed and then after driving it around for the last few weeks stock, I took it to NJMP (New Jersey Motorsports Park) with less than 400 miles on it to beat on it a little.
What a fun car! The handling and balance was exceptional, it pointed and went wherever I told it to go and without any tuning it was FAST. I am glad I got to do a baseline this year which leaves us a lot of time to add some basic bolt-ons, tune and develop some new parts for this platform.
Stay tuned as we dive in...and check out our FK8 Section as we build it!