IT’S HERE! The Long Awaited Civic Type R Has Arrived!

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After two decades of being exclusively sold in Japan and Europe, the Civic Type R is finally gracing American roadways. The long-awaited, and much-hyped, debut of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R has arrived and it’s everything that was promised… and more.

From the iconic Type R red badging found throughout the exterior and interior of the vehicle, to its distinctive bodywork and aerodynamic performance features, and capped off with the fastest production motor ever put under the hood of a Honda, the Type R isn’t leaving anyone disappointed.

I’ve driven plenty of Hondas, including souped up Civic Si’s, and nothing compares to this Type R. The power and control is undeniable. I cannot begin to thank Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk for letting me be one of the rare few to get behind the wheel and take this bad boy out for our video review!

Let’s break it all down.

Exterior Features:

Blacked out grill

LED headlights, daytime running lights, and light-piped brakelights

20” blackout wheels with red striping, 245/30R20 low-profile tires

Brembo bright red brake calipers and cross-drilled rotors

Hood scoop for engine cooling

Carbon fiber splitter and side skirt

Fender vents and channels for downforce and grip

Vortex generators mounted on the hatch for stabilization

3-outlet center exhaust with diffusers

Smart Entry system










Under the Hood:

Turbocharged i-VTEC, 2.0-Liter, inline 4-cylinder engine with 306HP (most powerful engine ever on a production Honda!)

Combined 25MPG

Red and carbon fiber engine cover






Interior Features:

Carbon fiber and red metallic accents throughout

High-res gauge monitor with throttle, PSi, boost and redline monitors

+R Suspension controls –  adjust between sport and comfort modes

Production Number plate: Your Type R is one of a kind!

Suede, Type R red, and carbon fiber race-inspired seats

Aluminum pedals

Display audio system with all the Honda tech you expect

Backdoor tweeters

Hatchback convenience: 25.7 cu ft of storage with the rear seats up,  46.2 cu ft with the seats down









What can I say? This car rocks! Plenty of new releases get the hype, but this Civic Type R is one that truly delivers on what Honda and performance driver fans have been anxiously awaiting these last few years since it was announced Honda was bringing it to the States.

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is a car that is guaranteed to be seen and noticed. It’s got the looks — with a race-inspired, performance-designed exterior. It’s got the handling — with Brembo brakes, low-profile tires, and tight suspension. And it’s got the power — over 300 HP and a tri-tip center exhaust that makes it sound just as awesome as it flies down the streets.

Believe me, we’re all giddy over this car. It’s blowing everyone away. Want to see one yourself? Then stop by the Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk dealership. You won’t be disappointed.

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