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This is the Honda Civic Type R that will finally be sold in the U.S.
Sporting 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the Civic that enthusiasts have been waiting decades for will be at dealerships this spring. Honda promises it will be priced in the mid-$30,000 range and it will only be available with a six-speed manual transmission, as it should be. It’ll continue to be front-wheel drive with a new four-wheel adaptive suspension system, ensuring it’ll be plenty fun-to-drive.
Just showing how far the Civic has come, the new Type R will come from the factory with 20-inch wheels paired to Continental ContiSpoortContact 6 tires with four-piston Brembo brakes peeking out from behind. Honda says the chassis has received several enhancements, making it more rigid and responsive. In addition, there’s an aluminum hood to shed a few pounds compared to the standard Honda Civic Hatchback.
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