Check out the most intriguing hyper-hatch in ages! Here is a 306HP turbo to the front wheels — making it the fastest Honda of all time!
The engineering upgrades list to manage that power is long…. but majors on grip and adjustability. Drive modes and adjustable suspension will give supreme control. We absolutely crave its exterior design. It is so massively aggressive. So carefully modified for the track. You can sense that none of this body addenda — like the giant front splitter or artful rear wing — is there for looks alone. This is a purposeful car that came to destroy rivals.
How it stacks up versus the Golf R and Focus RS, not to mention WRX STi, remains to be seen. All signs are good though for a top-ranked track pace right out of the box. If Honda can get the 60-mph sprint below 5 seconds… then the #HondaLove is real.
Type R arrives around June to USA showrooms (or rather, preorder lists…) with pricing from about $36,000.
Favorite detail? Where to start! The nose is stunning. The front fenders make me weak. The widebody shouts YES! The triple exhaust pipe in the center of the tail shouts too! FTW this car looks (and sounds) amazing! Full specs below the gallery and this video snippet with startup.
2017 Honda Civic Type R
Specifications and Features Overview
|Engine Type||L-4 2.0L DOHC i-VTEC turbocharged engine with dual valve timing control|
|Horsepower||306 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm|
|Torque||295 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500-4,500 rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed manual transmission|
|Drivetrain||Front wheel drive with limited slip differential|
|Steering||Dual pinion electric power steering with variable ratio and active steering|
|Suspension||Dual axis front strut suspension and independent multilink rear suspension with adaptive damper system|
|Brakes||Front Brembo aluminum four piston calipers with drilled 350mm (13.8-inch) rotor brakes. Rear brakes feature solid 305mm (12-inch) rotors|
|Wheels||20-inch aluminum alloy wheels|
|Tires||245/30R 20 Continental ContiSportContact 6 performance tires|
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