Listen to the New Civic Type R Rev Its Turbo Engine

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Honda is indulging our ears with a new video that reveals how the upcoming Civic Type R will sound.

The entire clip showcases the new car with plenty of flashy editing and camera work, but if you’re here to hear, skip straight to the 0:48 second mark. The little 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine definitely has some bark to back up its bite, which amounts to 306 horsepower.

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All the power is sent through a six-speed manual transmission that features rev matching downshifts and short throws. Plenty of other speed-focused upgrades are present too, like a light weight flywheel, four-wheel adaptive suspension, a helical limited-slip front differential and more.

Pricing for the car will start in the mid-$30,000 range and it will go on sale in the U.S. in late Spring.

Discuss this story at our Civic Type R Forum

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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  • Craig Cole Craig Cole on Mar 24, 2017

    Sounds like a four-cylinder. I'm shocked; truly, I am.

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    • Aomechmarine Aomechmarine on Apr 07, 2017

      HELL NO it doesn't! ST has a huge rumble at low speeds, plus blowoff valve sounds... GTI doesn't really have any sound at all, and this Type R is LOUD and clean sound. You are either bullshitting or tone deaf.

  • Tre916 Tre916 on Apr 06, 2017

    Is the type-R still FWD?

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    • Aomechmarine Aomechmarine on Apr 08, 2017

      I'm not a blind fanboy, I think this car is overpriced for most people, and it's way too flashy/ boy racer to drive in Nazifornia, that shit will get towed away the first time you run through a yellow light... It's just that AWD is NOT everything, neither is RWD. Just depends what the application is. The cars design is perfectly fine.