26 April 2019
Jackie Boylan, wife of Quentin Boylan (our local Honda hero), and integral part of Team King-K, recently became the proud owner of a Honda Civic Type R.
The Honda Civic Type R won top honours in the Cars.co.za Hot Hatch category last year.
Quentin and his team, who competed at the Haltech World Cup Finals race in October 2018, have been avid fans of Honda for many years. Jackie has been part of the team since the beginning, and is equally as fanatical about the Honda brand.
Jackie Boylan says about the car she was gifted as a surprise by her husband, “I was absolutely blown away when I came home on the 16th of April to find my present in the garage! A Honda Type R Fk8!”
When asked about how it drives, her excitement is palpable, “The sexy, popping red colour makes heads turn wherever I drive. The racing-inspired interior and the bucket seats are very comfortable. I just love my new car, especially how it drives! Low on the ground, direct steering, fast (very fast!) with the ability to transform from a comfortable day-to-day hatchback into a hardcore performance car at the flick of a switch. Of course, I had to test the specs... 0 to 100km/h in about 5 seconds! The smile on my face just gets bigger as soon as the boost fully kicks in. A fun car to drive with more than enough boot space, which the kids love too.”
Quentin had a few things to say once his wife let him have a drive, “When I got into this car the first time it surpassed all my expectations! From a pleasant run around in comfort mode, to an amazing beast in +R mode. The transformation from mom’s taxi to hot hatch performance track-eater is just astonishing. This is a real head turner, in more than one way. Great job by Honda the engineers! Soichiro Honda would be happy, built in true Type R tradition.”
Quentin purchased the Type R from Honda Auto West Rand, they gave him really great service from the get-go and always kept him updated.
We would like to thank the Boylans for their die-hard support over the years, and wish Jackie many happy miles in her brand new Civic!
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