For all you fans in the United States who have been savouring over the new 2017 Honda Civic Type-R, the wait is finally over because Honda has obliged with their latest performance machine.
Since its reveal in the Geneva Motor Show, the team at Honda will be debuting the all new Type-R in the United States next month at the New York Auto Show – to get us hyped, they released another video with some exhaust sounds. The white version shown in the video is the European Type-R, chances are the U.S. gets the greyed out version shown in the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
The clip does focus on the modified body kit and the special highlights of the 2017 Honda Civic Type-R – the tri-exhaust outlets, the big fender flares, the classic Type-R red bucket seats, carbon-fiber and the blacked-out gloss parts and the distinct exhaust note of course. It’s special indeed, and Honda isn’t holding back.
The engine under the hood is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit producing 316-hp – all sent towards the front wheels via six-speed manual featuring auto rev matching. Directly rivaling the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport-S which recently nicked the fastest front-wheel drive car record on the Nurburgring.
The all new 2017 Honda Civic Type-R is 38 percent stiffer than before and features a redesigned suspension. The car is certainly growing a fanbase of younger lads who are geared towards purchasing a hot-hatch.
We like it, but the rear end might be a bit too much as it has so much going on. Expect to see the Type-R being sold in Japan, the U.S. and Europe by the end of this year. We don’t know if it will make to the UAE but we have a feeling it just might.