Honda Civic Type-R
It was with mixed emotions that the Honda Civic Type-R made our “best of” list. On one hand, the first Type-R that will come legally to the United States looks the part, what with a collection of spoilers, wings, and dams that would make a jetliner blush. On the other, isn’t it about time Honda released some of the specs for its most anticipated performance car? We’ll have to wait a bit longer for those, but enthusiasts can expect a manual transmission and power to match (or exceed) that of the Volkswagen GTI and Ford Focus ST.