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    As the first verdict on the 2015 Honda Civic Type-R arrives, we look back at our favourite videos featuring its predecessor

    The first verdict on the all-new Honda Civic Type-R has just arrived, and as the dust settles it's time to look back at our top videos featuring this hot hatchback champion.

    1 - Civic Type-R Mugen concept driven

    Described as a one-off concept car aimed at 'unleashing the Civic's true potential', the Mugen-fettled hatchback gets 237bhp, tuned suspension and no rear seats. Matt Prior straps in for a drive.



    2 - Honda Civic Type-R Mugen versus Audi R8 V10

    Our predictions were correct, and Mugen did indeed build its go-faster version of the Civic Type-R. Question was - could it stand up against a supercar giant in the form of Audi's R8 V10? Steve Sutcliffe referees.



    3 - Honda Civic BTCC racer versus McLaren 12C and Honda superbike

    Ok, so it's not technically a Type-R, but Honda's Civic-based BTCC racer still gets 360bhp from its 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. To find out where it stands, we pitted the BTCC racer against McLaren's 616bhp 12C, and the 200bhp Honda CBR 1000RR Fireblade.



    4 - Honda Civic Type-R concept

    The Geneva motor show in 2014 gave us our closest look at the production Type-R. Though officially described as a concept, the lowered, tuned and aerodynamically enhanced Civic concept was a star of the show.



    Read more:

    Honda Civic Type-R LSD review

    Honda Civic Type-R Mugen review

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