Production Honda Civic Type R Finally Debuts With 306 HP

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Compact sports car fans, the time is finally here for you to go nuts over the brand new Honda Civic Type R, which will finally be making its way to North America with 306 horsepower.

Based on the new 10th-generation Civic, Honda is calling this the most powerful, quickest, fastest and most agile version of its compact car ever, and the production model has just debuted at the Geneva Motor Show looking just like the prototype.

SEE MORE: 2017 Honda Civic Type R: Here’s how it Differs From the Prototype

Under the hood, you’ll find a turbocharged and direct injection 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That power is sent to the front wheels thanks to a short-throw six-speed manual transmission that also features automatic rev matching for quick and smooth downshifting. Compared to the last-generation European Type R, the new model also features a lower final drive ratio for better throttle response and a new single-mass flywheel that will reduce reduces clutch inertia.

There’s also a completely redone suspension setup that’s designed to reduce torque steer and improve at-the-limit handling. That’s done with a new four-wheel adaptive suspension system that is sure to be awesome on the road. The car also features an adaptive and variable ratio electric power steering system as well as a helical limited-slip front differential.

At each corner, high-performance Continental ContiSportContact 6 tires are mounted on sexy 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels, and behind those are four-piston Brembo brakes and big cross-drilled rotors up front.

The chassis has also undergone several enhancements, becoming more rigid and responsive thanks to the application of structural adhesive throughout the body. The car also features an aluminum hood, helping this compact weigh less than the normal Honda Civic Hatchback.

Drivers will love the three different drive modes — with the default setting being Sport, an additional track-focused +R setting is also available alongside a tamer comfort mode. These modes adjust the steering response, throttle response, transmission rev-matching, stability control and adjust those fancy adaptive dampers.

2017 Civic Type R (European Version)

Inside the cabin, you’ll find aggressively bolstered seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift boot, aluminum shift knob and pedals, as well as a red Type R meter and serialized Type R plate on the center console. The car comes in a single trim and features a seven-inch touchscreen with navigation as well as both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. The sound system also sounds pretty powerful with 540-watts of output through 12 speakers.

Honda reassures that the Civic Type R will have a mid-$30,000 price range and reminds us that the engine is made in Anna, Ohio, engine plant, while the car is manufactured in Swindon, England. We just can’t wait any longer to see this thing on the roads in the North America, so it’s a good thing that it goes on sale over here in late Spring.

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  • Jonny_Vancouver

    A very cool car to be sure, I’m impressed by all that engineering and the fact that it’s available to the general public, But I’m sad because I know I’m going to be seeing a few of these crashed in my city because people don’t have the common sense to or skill to drive them properly.

  • Ugghhh, Give me 18″ wheels with real tires to handle the “normal” bad roads that most of us have to live with. Not these rubber coated 20″ rims… #wheelsrepairedregularly

  • Doug J.

    rev matching = rev hang. The people that invented “rev-matching” never drove a stick shift in their life.

  • Jeff T

    I think we could all agree that the best part of driving this car is you wouldn’t have to look at the outside. Great package let down by the hideous hatch design.

  • tre916

    Why is it so expensive? It’s as much as a Focus RS but power numbers more in line with the ST which is $10,000 less.

    My Focus ST was $35,000 after taxes, the extended warranty, lo-jack, and 6 year maintenance plan. And that was back in 2013.

  • Sukhoi31m3

    I agree! A little more sidewall won’t hurt the handling (may actually help). Lower costs tires, less chance of having the tire shop destroy your fancy wheels are benefits as well.

  • Sukhoi31m3

    I wish they’d put that drivetrain in a Civic sedan; less likely to draw cops and, if it had AWD, could be the poor mans’ (mini) M5.
    I like cars that don’t advertise the true speed they possess.

  • Michael Serke

    looks like a sedan to me!

  • Russ Ormrod

    worst thing ever. I didn’t buy my Si for a comfy ride. Had mine reprogrammed immediately by VitViper. Amazing work. Car runs like a raped ape. A stock Si is so disappointing

  • Dick Trump

    Honda will always cost more than Ford.

  • Dick Trump

    Hideous to you, beautiful to others.

  • jeffhre

    Cops generally don’t care about Civics. I got stopped once though in my Si. They walked up to the car and said, are you angry about something? I said, yes I just had a disagreement with someone, why?

    His answer – “We could hear you driving…from three blocks away! I have an Si sedan.

  • jeffhre

    Two of my Si rims are bent, and the four are stacked up in the garage – they had more rubber insulating them than these!

  • Jonathan Gonzalez

    It’s alright.. I like the front end, but just can’t stand the rear. Honda needs to come out with a new Integra/RSX in base, Type S, and Type R trims. Just do it already Honda like wtf!!

  • AND YOU ARE A BULLSHIT!

  • It looks like the Civic Hatchback Sport Touring.

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  • tre916

    When did that start?

  • tre916

    I agree, this new hatch looks super weird. It doesn’t look like a real hatchback. The back end profile looks like a Fusion.

  • tre916

    I just wish they’d put it in a car that looks good like an 8th gen coupe.

  • tre916

    Yeah I hated this about my 8th gen Si. I never truly got used to it.

  • jeffhre

    What is your suggestion for me to improve myself…preferably make it all caps with suspect grammar usage, and throw some proper shade if possible?

  • Bruce Dickinson

    any outstanding amazing wonderful reason for it not to be a AWD. Man i love it but going to snowboarding could be a no-no

  • Bruce Dickinson

    are you serious man a mini m5 if it had awd?, dude are you talking about bmw m5? coz this car million miles away from an m3 or m5

  • Sukhoi31m3

    I said miniature M5. The last great M5 was the E39. The following models have way over cooked the turkey. The E39, which took monumental maintenance as it aged looks like a paragon of reliable driving compared the twin turbo one we have today. As a miniature M5 the Civic sedan would have the same attributes that the E39 had – good handling, a torquey engine, sweet gear Box that allows the driver to access every inch of what the engines got.
    Now if I had said it could be a poor mans Porsche, please check me into a clinic. Hell, Car and Driver salivates over anything Porsche, BMWs garner reserved praise ( if that).,,

  • danwat1234

    I hope the Honda Clarity Plugin hybrid has a lot of power too. Closer to the power of the Bolt of 0-60 in 6.5 seconds or so hopefully.

  • danwat1234

    and you should be banned. this is all or almost all you post.

  • danwat1234

    lol. the cop let u go, no noise disturbance for the redline + fart can action?

  • danwat1234

    He is a troll plain and simple

  • jeffhre

    A legendary troll – hundreds of the same BS response.

  • jeffhre

    None!

  • danwat1234

    I once got a ticket. well actually 2 tickets separate times for using the 4-trumpet 150PSI train horn in the front bumper of my Civic.

  • danwat1234

    so is your face.

  • deepen915

    Pretty sick how they were able to push out 306 HP from a Civic.. This is officially one of the most powerful Hondas or Acuras, with only the NSX and RLX as an exception.

  • deepen915

    the 2018 TLX will have an A-spec option..

  • Ji Dosha

    Block him with the drop down arrow on the right, you will only see “User is blocked” in the comments. 🙂

  • Abhi Basu

    The last real Civic Si hatch was the 2 door (2005). This one looks like a sedan from most angles and too bulky looking.

  • Craig Sawyer

    DONT WORRY ABOUT Mr TAN HE’S ABOUT TO GET HACKED.
    SAY BYE BYE Mr TUG NICE NOT KNOWING YOU. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8d70128f5decba5157a837d92b31515795979b8e1fa0abfe6ef3a2311c94165b.jpg

  • ambidextrous_ambivalence

    or the TL-S, MDX.

    mid-size turbo on a 2.0L produces this kind of results fairly typically – mitsubishi was doing it in production 14 years ago.

  • ambidextrous_ambivalence

    It’s been proven over and over again, proper tires beat AWD every single time.

  • Bruce Dickinson

    i like the car but driving this thing going to office parking in the lot… idk people will look at you like a kid
    not the sti but wrx is more of a proper option, not so flashy….

  • deepen915

    yes, but TL needed a 3.2L in the 2004-2008 models to get 280 I believe and the MDX currently pushes out 290 from the 3.5L

  • Mike Smith

    Without a turbo you idiot.

  • Mike Smith

    Not with the same tires fool.

  • Mike Smith

    fag

  • Mike Smith

    shut up.

  • Mike Smith

    idiot

  • Mike Smith

    fag

  • ambidextrous_ambivalence

    Tires is cheaper than gears. Tires is better than gears. Gears is worse than tires. I pity said fool. FWD with tires appropriate for the conditions lay waste to AWD with all seasons. If you’re worried about putting snow tires on an AWD sports device, a Honda Civic probably isn’t in your wheelhouse to start with. Snow’s a dumb argument for AWD.

  • cobhc1x

    How about not having enough storage space for winter tires when not in use nor the time to put them on and take them off every year. Plus tires are heavy. Also it would be expensive to have someone put winter tires on and take them off when you don’t need it. Also if you’re a good driver with an AWD car you won’t need winter tires.

  • Craig Sawyer

    thank you don’t mind if I do, but I do prefer cigars

  • Mike Smith

    fag

  • Mike Smith

    nah…FAG

  • Mike Smith

    not with optimal tires for same conditions fool. dont bring snow into this. Snow…idiot

  • Mike Smith

    wrong

  • danwat1234

    It’s actually a really nice system. A little toot will make women on the sidewalk scream!

  • danwat1234

    I’m straight.

  • Craig Sawyer

    I’ll let him carry on he’s just making a dick of him self.

  • Darkness v2.0

    Someone got worked. It’s still a Ford Focus, that’s crazy. Value must have dropped by almost 70% by now.

  • tre916

    The warranty, lo-jack, and maintenance plan and taxes are not part of the car’s value.