In this Fifth Gear segment, Vicki pits the UK Honda Civic Type R (198hp) against its Japanese (225hp) counterpart. Find out which version comes out on top after the break. Click here for more pictures of the UK Type R.

Given the outstanding performance credentials of its predecessor, Honda saw little purpose in increasing engine output. The new Type R [UK] therefore continues to be powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.0 litre DOHC i-VTEC engine with similar output, but reworked for greater refinement and responsiveness thanks to a new balancer shaft and a drive-by-wire throttle

[via SeriousWheels]