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.
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!)
Red and carbon fiber engine cover
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
Display audio system with all the Honda tech you expect
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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