The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is heading to the Geneva Motor Show but just days before the official launch, photos of the car has got leaked along with some of its specifications.
The car is easily the top priority model that buyers have been anticipating for a long time now. The leaked images show the front and the rear end of the model showing its aggressive yet friendly design. The model is pretty similar to the concept version showcased last year. If you had the chance to see the concept and liked it, this one will be no different.
While Honda hasn’t explicitly announced it yet, it is evident that the Civic Type R will receive the most attention during the 2017 Geneva expo. The tenth-generation car will be powered by a 2.0-liter VTEC engine. The model’s production will be carried in Swindon in United Kingdom and the same will be exported to the United States for deliveries in the country. It will also be the first time a Honda Type R vehicle is confirmed to be sold in the North American region.
The concept model was revealed during the Paris auto show last month and Honda managed to capture the attention of people with its near production model. Some of the design changes made to the model include its extreme look accentuated by revamped front bumper, rear diffuser. The smoked lenses combined with the bumper design makes it very aggressive unlike any of the Civic from the past.
The actual specifications will be confirmed at the Geneva motor show. The 2017 Honda Civic Type R will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine producing about 340 horsepower and 450Nm of torque. The sources are reliable and there may not be any major changes to the powertrain used in the car. It can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 5 seconds. All these performance boosts come from a tweaked version of the engine that is already being used by the current generation model.
Honda will continue to use the front wheel drive system and the powertrain will be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox system. The upcoming Civic Type R will directly compete with Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S edition and aims to set new records to signify its importance in the performance division. The body shape has undergone some minor yet useful changes so as to achieve better speed, controls and improved aerodynamics.