Powerful Efficiency: 20 Sporty Turbos

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2017 Honda Civic Type R
Starting MSRP: $33,900
The word ultimate gets thrown around haphazardly in the realm of performance cars. Not here, because the Type R is the most powerful, quickest, fastest and best-handling Civic ever. American driving enthusiasts have waited 10 generations of Civic to get their hands on the top-dog Type R, and now it’s here. Under the hood lurks Honda’s hottest turbo four: the K20C1 engine uses 20.3 psi to generate 306 horsepower. Considering its 153 horsepower-per-liter specific output, the Type R returns an impressive 22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway, so owners will be smiling as much blasting away from stoplights as pulling up to gas pumps.

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