Honda Civic Type R Engine to Reach US Models

Honda Civic Type R Engine to Reach US Models

Honda won’t bring the European Civic Type R to North America, but most of its go-fast guts might make it after all.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct injected “Earth Dreams” four-cylinder engine set to power that car will be offered in an updated version of the Civic sold in North America according to a report by MotoryRacing. The report also claims that Honda wont stop at dropping the engine into the current Si model, but that it will tune the U.S. spec car for performance more in line with the hi-po engine and that the model could even wear a Type R badge.

Supposedly, the car will be introduced next spring and if that turns out to be the case it could mean the hopped up Civic showing up for the 2016 model year.

A Honda representative was not available to comment at the time this story was written.

GALLERY: Honda Civic Type R Concept Live Photos

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[Source: MotoryRacing]

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