Honda has decided to copy Ferrari’s business model for the Type-R. The MSRP is $30k, but you can expect something closer to $50k if you want one now, and limited production numbers means that’s not going to change.

That means you’d have to pass on an AMG45 to get a Civic. So what say you, oppo? Is the Civic a Crack pipe now? Or does the legacy of the red R make it nice at any price, even over a benz?