Tired of the same old cars in the digital world of Grand Theft Auto V? Do the crazy supercars, tricked-out 4x4s and menacing armored tanks bore you already? Well perhaps an all-new hot hatchback will make you want to drive like crazy in Los Santos.
Called Sugoi (which means 'amazing' in Japanese), this car is essentially Rockstar Games' take on the FK8 Honda Civic Type R. In fact, the developers did not even bother to make any heavy design changes for the Sugoi. From the 'Solid Wing Face' design, to the sleek headlights, as well as the black alloy wheels and rear bumper, the Sugoi is, well, sugoi!
While the exterior clearly wowed us, the interior left something to be desired though. It doesn't have the digial instrument cluster, the three-spoke steering wheel, as well as those body-hugging bucket seats. It doesn't even get a proper six-speed manual gearbox. Whether the developers did not bother to actually see what a real Civic Type R is, or maybe they just got lazy.
Now we don't know what engine powers the Sugoi in GTA V. However given that it's basically a copy of the real thing, we won't be surprised if it comes with the similar 2.0-liter turbo VTEC engine. Surprisingly though, the engine under the hood appears to be longitudinally-mounted – meaning its driving the rear wheels instead of the front. Perhaps this is just a development oversight, or just like the interior, the developers got lazy and decided to stick in whatever engine model they could find.
How does it perform? Well we haven't exactly tried it in-game but we're hoping it performs just like the real CTR. And in case you want to modify the heck out of it, it too can be customized with a wide array of bodykits, engine upgrades, as well as a plethora of body grahpics. You can even turn it into an armored car just so you and the car survive RPG attacks or several hundred rounds of machinegun fire.
Kudos to Rockstar Games for making the Honda Civic Type R (somewhat) available for GTA V players.