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Updated Honda CTR glimpsed in Tokyo. Image by Honda.

Updated Honda CTR glimpsed in Tokyo
Honda announces 2020MY Civic Type R is incoming, as well as yellow paint for the NSX.
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Get out your magnifying glasses, shove a deerstalker hat on your head, clamp a pipe in your mouth and, er, play the violin if you must, but you need to be on your top detective game here. This is the updated 2020 model year Honda Civic Type R, teased for the first time at the Tokyo Auto Salon. Now, aside from the colour (which looks to be a new shade of blue for the Civic), tell us what you think has changed for this car, compared to the version which has been on sale since 2017... we'll give you a couple of minutes, it's like a tough game of 'Spot The Difference'. Give up? Well, we'll tell you all that we've deduced: that upswept design detail, running from next to the number plate above the foglights in the outer front air vents. And that would appear to be it. Not that we're much complaining, because if a small piece of plastic in the front bumper gives us even the slightest chance to drive the blinding CTR again in 2020, we'll be delighted. Anyway, moving on, the NSX hybrid supercar has also seen a change for the 2020MY. Now, if you're scratching your head and frowning, thinking it has already been updated since its 2016 launch, you're right: in late 2018, Honda announced a raft of technical detail updates for the 2019MY NSX, as well as an eye-catching new colour in the shade of Thermal Orange, and we'll be driving one of these refreshed NSXs in that very hue soon. Well, for 2020, there's another fresh paintjob available, which is Indy Yellow Pearl II. Hondamentalists among you will recognise that paint name as one which graced the original NSX and the S2000, so it's nice to see it back on a sporty Honda in the Roaring Twenties, take two.

Matt Robinson - 10 Jan 2020

2020 Honda CTR and NSX Tokyo 2020. Image by Honda.2020 Honda CTR and NSX Tokyo 2020. Image by Honda.      - Honda road tests
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