2017 Civic Type R Masterpost

2017 Civic Type R Prototype

It has been a while since we discussed the Civic Type R! However, the wait has been worth it! For the first time, the Type R will be available in Canada! In anticipation of its North American debut next month, there has been a recent swirling of rumours and truths about the legendary Civic.

2017 Civic Type R

The latest prototype of the 2017 Civic Type R was unveiled at the 2016 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris. The prototype confirmed that the Type R will be based on the 2017 Civic Hatchback, but with a more sporty aesthetic design. The Type R prototype’s exterior features a unique, trapezoidal airscoop, and a brushed aluminum wrap. Its has smoked LED lights and 20 inch black alloy wheels.

2017 Civic Type R top

The Type R has a more sculpted exterior than the Hatchback. The Type R’s exterior design focuses on aerodynamics and style. It comes with a carbon fibre diffuser and sideskirts. In the back it has three fully-functional tailpipes, the center of which is smaller and highlighted in red.

2017 Civic Type R back

So far, Honda has not revealed any tech details about the 2017 Civic Type R. However, it is expected to have at least a 300 horsepower engine with a 6 speed manual transmission. More specifically, it is rumoured to have a 2.0L turbocharged engine. Although no firm details about the Type R’s engine have been released, the press has been able to spot the Type R in action. The spy shot below was taken while the Civic Type R was doing some testing in Nuremberg! Click here for a full gallery of spy shots!

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