The wait for the 2017 Honda Civic Type R is almost over. Auto enthusiasts, Honda loyalist, and dealers across the country have been anxiously awaiting the Type R to make its debut in the US.
Along with an upgraded body and chassis, the Civic Type R boasts a L-4 2.0L DOHN i-VTEC turbocharged engine with dual valve timing with up to 306 horsepower @6,500 rpm and 295 lb of torque at 2,500 – 4,500 rpm. Updates from the previous European version include a new single-mass flywheel that reduces clutch inertia by 25% and improved acceleration response due to a lower final gear ratio.
The upgraded chassis includes front wheel drive with limited slip differential, dual pinion electric power steering with variable ratio and active steering, and dual axis front strut suspension and independent multilink rear suspension with adaptive damper system. Brakes consist of front Brembo aluminum four piston calipers with drilled 350mm rotor brakes with the rear brakes featuring solid 305mm rotors. The Type R boasts 20 inch aluminum alloy wheels and 245/30R 20 Continental ContiSportContact 6 performance tires.
The Honda Civic Type R will have three driving modes: Comfort, Sport (default), and “+R”. The three-modes adjust dampers, steering, throttle response, transmission (rev matching), VSA (vehicle stability assist) and traction control systems.
The Honda Civic Type R body is based on the redesigned Civic Hatchback released last year and previous generations of the Type R but with increased body stiffness. Keeping in line with the racing motif, the interior hosts high-bolstered sport seats with red and black suede-effect fabric, a leather wrapped steering wheel, a leather wrapped shift knob, sports/racing pedals, and illuminated visors.
Features include Display Audio with Navigation, Dual Auto HVAC, XM and HD radio, 12 speaker 540-watt premium audio system, and of course Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ to pair your smartphone.
View the Honda reveal video of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R here:
Keep an eye out for future announcements of special events here at the dealership to introduce the amazing 2017 Honda Civic Type R at Burns Honda!