2017 Honda Civic Type R – 20-Photo USA Debut Gallery w/Video

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
Driving Modes
  • Three-mode driving dynamics control with Comfort, Sport (default) and “+R” modes adjust dampers, steering, throttle response, transmission (rev matching), VSA (vehicle stability assist) and traction control systems
  • Increased body stiffness over current Civic Hatchback and previous generation Type R
  • LED headlights, fog lights, brake lights and turn signals
  • High-bolstered sport seats with red/black suede-effect fabric
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather wrapped shift knob
  • Sport/racing pedals
  • Illuminated visors
  • Display Audio with Navi
  • Dual Auto HVAC
  • XM and HD Radio
  • 12 speaker 540-watt premium audio system
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™