Do you want to experience what is arguably the most capable production front wheel drive platform ever created? Today we talk about why the 2018-2019 Honda Civic Type R is a monumental achievement, and you should probably buy one. That is, if you can stand the way it looks.

We’ll experience what it’s like to push the Type R down some curvy back roads, and see how it fairs on a road trip. We’ll drive out to the engineering marvel known as the Tehachapi Loop, a nearly 1 mile long rail spiral designed to help trains climb the grade through the Tehachapi Pass. Let’s go!