VIDEO: Avoiding the police in a Honda Civic Type R

The Honda Civic Type R is not a slow car by any means. With a 2.0 litre turbocharged VTEC engine that develops 310 PS and 400 Nm, the hot hatch is currently the fastest front-wheel drive production car at five circuits in Europe (except the Nurburgring).

Off the track however, the Civic Type R’s capabilities are somewhat limited thanks to the presence of the police. Therefore, if you chance upon a lovely bit of road (devoid of traffic) where you can stretch the CTR’s legs a little, how do you deal with the inevitable police pullover?

Well, Honda’s answer is a little unorthodox as it doesn’t involve pleading, begging or puppy dog eyes. Instead, the solution involves bringing along a female passenger wearing a fake pregnancy bump, who can scream about being in labour.

In this sub two-minute spot, Honda explains that “even the toughest officer in the world won’t mess with a woman who is in labour.” So, to assist Civic Type R owners, Honda put together a group of actresses to learn the ways of simulating being in labour before they ride shotgun.

What do you think of Honda’s commercial for the Civic Type R? Strange, uncomfortable, or funny? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • While it is entertaining, it just give the same group of emergency lane offenders and strobe light offenders another idea to break the traffic rules.

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    • Same L00 on Jul 12, 2016 at 1:36 am

      Why the type R is so expensive in Malaysia? Thanks to Proton and its RM1.6bil pocket money aka PROTECTION!

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  • Black Dog on Jul 11, 2016 at 11:49 am


    There’s always a way around things!

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  • Hunter Zolomon Hunter Zolomon on Jul 11, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    The europe type R is hideous compared to the jdm.

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  • DaveDave on Jul 11, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    so when is this beauty coming to Malaysia…? waiting anxiously

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  • 4G63T DSM on Jul 11, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    While entertaining to watch, having a real life situation like this would be quite different.

    Given how hard these Type Rs have been known to ride, the pregnant woman would have its baby bounced out before they could reach the hospital. :p

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  • Henry on Jul 11, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    It will cost a cool quarter million if it actually get here.

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