How a car sounds is integral to the overall sports-car experience, and the Honda Civic Type R has a unique sound both under the hood and out back — and a lot of that is helped by the exhaust. It looks a little weird — it has three exhaust tips — but it's functional and, for a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, it actually sounds pretty good.
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Honda had to give the Type R an aggressive exhaust feel — but not one that's too noisy. After all, it's a global car, and noise restrictions vary depending on where the car is sold. How did the automaker achieve a good balance of loud and lawful?
Watch the video above to find out.
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