Before I bought my Anni I had a Type-r and I can vouch that it was faster, but not by much. But the biggest bonus is the ride quality, the Honda was rubbish, and would lift a wheel on nearly every roundabout when giving it some. I now laugh when I see a Type-r trying it on with another car of similar performance, because every man and his dog was trying to race me when I had mine. I laugh even harder when people try to race me in my mk2, as that doesn't get over 4000rpm!!