The latest version of the Honda Civic Type R is one of the wildest-looking cars you can buy.
In true hot-hatch style it has the performance to back up the looks, but it’s available in a range of colours to suit both introverts and extroverts. There are only five different colours for the Type R, so let’s get stuck in and take a look at each one.
Milano Solid Red (£0)
If you’ve seen a Civic Type R before, there’s a pretty high probability it will have been a red one. Milano red is the classic colour for this hottest of Civics, and the really good news is that it won’t cost you any extra to have it. Having said that, it is a bit predictable and it would be nice to see plenty on the road in other colours as well.
Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic (£525)
You can’t beat giving a colour a name that really does tell you everything you want to know about it. Blue isn’t often seen on hot hatches unless it’s a Subaru WRX STI or an Ford Focus RS, which makes Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic a good choice if you want to stand out from the crowd. That said, it may not be the most popular choice on the second-hand market when you come to change your car.
Championship White (£525)
It certainly makes a change for a white not to be called Polar, Ice or something similarly predictable, and Championship is as cool a name as it is a shade of white on this Honda. Although white may date some cars quite badly as they get a few miles and years on the clock, this is the colour used in a lot of the Type R’s press shots, and for good reason. It’s hard to see anyone not liking a Type R in this colour so it’s one we wholly recommend.
Crystal Black Pearl (£525)
If you’re not brave enough to go with white but you want a colour that will look great and give you the best chance of a decent resale price, Chrystal Black Pearl is a great choice. The little touches of red on the Type R’s tyres, logos and brake calipers really set things off nicely when combined with black, which definitely make this one to seriously consider. We think it suits the Type R’s super-aggressive looks down to the ground.
Polished Metal Metallic (£525)
Polished Metal Metallic is actually grey. Although metallic greys look fabulous on a lot of cars, it neutralises some of the Type R’s outlandish curves, folds and slashes. This means it might not be the best choice if you want to shout about your 300hp hot-hatch, but if you want to fly under the radar a little then we’d recommend it.
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If you want to read more about the Honda Civic Type R and how it performs, then you need to check out our full Civic Type R review section, where you will find photos, videos, stats, and a full buying guide.
Then visit our Type R configurator to configure your perfect version of the car and see how much you could save on one from the UK’s best Honda dealers.