2017 Honda Civic Type R Specs & Price

The Honda Type R is the best performance version of the cool hatchback 10th gen Honda Civic made by Honda Motor Company of Japan. It features a redeveloped lightened and strenghtened body, specially tuned engine and upgraded brakes and chassis. Honda was literary the star if the Paris Motor Show with the presentation of the all-new Civic Type R – one of its finest creations available to the public.

The show car will will be a close-to-production model, which means that when the Type R goes on Sale in 2017 it will have little to no difference. The R is based on the new generation Civic Hatch that was also reviled the same day! Honda, however, decided to step up its game and introduced a car that challenges the Mazda 3 sport gt, and this car is the new Honda Civic hatchback.

Styling is a key feature in the design of the new Type R.  We all know that type R has always had extremely flashy and aggressive design. But this time Honda says that they will be trying make the R appeal to a broader audience by going for a more subtle exterior look than with the 2015 Civic Type R .  Although the remain of the large rear wing, the front and rear diffuser, aggressive side skirts design, the smoked lenses and new bumper designs talk differently. The R is as bongos and aggressive as its predecessors used to be upon their release.

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One thing will be changed for the 2017 version though, the sports car was spotted numerous times doing hot laps on the Nurburgring race track in Germany with a large rear spoiler which will be still present for the optional aero package, but will be changed for a more subtle rear spoiler in the production model.

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From engineering point of view, the Civic Type R Specs has undergone some changes. The new version will be powered by a reworked version of the current 2.0-litre turbo engine but with an 11% incensement in performance which will shave off 0.7 seconds from the 0-62 times. Or in other worlds the all-new  5 door Honda Civic Type R will come with a 340bhp, 450Nm 2.0 T engine and a 0-62 times of around 5 seconds.

Despite all that power the Type R will be sticking to the Front Wheel Drive layout and a manual six gearbox. This makes it the most powerful front wheel drive hot hatch car, even more powerful that the recently released Golf GTi Clubsport ( a stripped out more powerful version of the GTi, with a front wheel drive layout and 306hp 2.0 engine).

Something more 2017 Honda Civic Type R captures Nurburgring lap record

Honda reported that the 2017 Civic Type R model has claimed the fastest front-wheel-drive lap around the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit. On April 3, Honda's future hot hatch demolished the current record with a run of 7 minutes, 43.8 seconds -- a full 5.41 seconds faster than the previous record holder, the VW GTI Clubsport.

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Engineers have also fiddled with the dimensions of the car, the R will be around 30mm wider, 20mm lower and 130mm longer than at present.  It feels like premium sedan inside.  The Trademark Honda Civic R series design cues such as the red bumper detailing, flared wheelarches and oversized air intakes do remain. The traditional body shape will also be a big plus from a practical point of view. We are expecting Honda to begin production in Q2 of 2017.

Expected price 38 000 $

You can watch the video bellow ! The Type R in real life.

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