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Honda Civic Type R can hit a top speed of 270km/h

Ahead of its public debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show, Honda has dropped a few details about, as well as a few images of, the production version of the Honda Civic Type R hot hatch. Key amongst the details is that the new front-wheel drive Civic Type R will have a top speed of 270km/h...

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