2017 Honda Civic Type R unveiled with 320 PS, 400 Nm

2017 Honda Civic Type R unveiled with 320 PS, 400 Nm

All-new Honda Civic Type R races into view at Geneva

After leaked photos showing the front and rear of the car, the new 2017 Honda Civic Type R has been unveiled. The Japanese hot hatch keeps many of the outgoing model‘s go-faster parts, but which have been retuned to provide an even more hardcore driving experience.

As we’ve seen in the initial photos, the new Type R looks identical to the prototype shown in Paris last year, save for the novel brushed metal-esque paint. Compared to the already aggressive-looking standard Civic hatch, the Type R gets even larger air intakes, a front splitter and a bonnet-mounted air intake, so it’s not exactly something you’ll want to see hogging your rear-view mirror.

Other telltale cues include pumped up wheel arches, front fender vents, a massive rear diffuser (with Ferrari 458 Italia-style triple centre-exit exhausts) and the obligatory goalpost rear wing. The wheels are an inch larger than the previous Type R at 20 inches, and hide sizeable Brembo brakes.

2017 Honda Civic Type R unveiled with 320 PS, 400 Nm

All-new Honda Civic Type R races into view at Geneva

Honda says that with a smoother underbody, front air curtains and vortex generators on the roof, the new Type R has a more complete aerodynamic package compared to the outgoing model. It also claims that the car has a best-in-class balance between lift and drag, contributing to greater high speed stability.

Seeing as the previous model had only been on sale for two years before being replaced, it’s no surprise that the new Type R features the same 2.0 litre VTEC Turbo four-cylinder engine. However, the mill has been breathed on to produce 10 PS more, at 320 PS; peak torque remains at an even 400 Nm. The six-speed manual transmission has also been retained, but has been augmented with a new rev-matching function.

The switch to the new Civic hatch body means that the new Type R now takes advantage of an independent multi-link rear suspension rather than the old car’s torsion beam setup, with unique high-rigidity suspension arms. The MacPherson strut front suspension has been retained, but with new geometry compared to the cooking variants to minimise torque steer and improve handling.

2017 Honda Civic Type R unveiled with 320 PS, 400 Nm

All-new Honda Civic Type R races into view at Geneva

The new body is also stiffer and lighter, and Honda has added adhesive in key areas; all in all, torsional rigidity has been increased by as much as 38% compared to the outgoing model. Elsewhere, there’s a new Comfort driving mode in addition to the previous Sport and track-focused +R modes, each one adapting the adaptive dampers, steering force, gearshift feeling and throttle response to suit.

Built in Swindon, United Kingdom, the new Honda Civic Type R will go on sale in the summer, and will be exported across Europe and to other markets around the world, including Japan and the United States – the arrival of the car in America would mark the first time a Type R-badged product has been officially sold there.

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Jonathan Lee

After trying to pursue a career in product design, Jonathan Lee decided to make the sideways jump into the world of car journalism instead. He therefore appreciates the aesthetic appeal of a car, but for him, the driving experience is still second to none.

 

Comments

  • Semi-Value (Member) on Mar 07, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    soon every ah beng with 1.5 turbo civic also modify like this

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    • noturbonobuy on Mar 07, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      Your car has turbo?

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    • sibik jenis r on Mar 07, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      why? cannot meh..

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    • Donald Dedak on Mar 07, 2017 at 5:33 pm

      Amazing. From a 2.0 can come out 320ps and 400nm. Our Proton engineers doing what?

      Engineers in Honda are doing non stop research until can squeeze so much from a 2.0.

      Our engineers in Proton, just shake legs and earn big salary. No inventions. No innovations. How to feel proud of Proton like this?

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      • When P1 tune their output high, you claim high fuel consumption pulak. Where do you think the power coming from? Topkek.

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      • Kancil Hybrid on Mar 07, 2017 at 6:07 pm

        Why want to crack head to design new engine? Just take good old VR4 and put TD06. 350 hp easily.

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      • Kunta Kinte on Mar 07, 2017 at 6:17 pm

        when p1 tune high, power windows don’t work. Then, to tune high also, they need another RM1.5 bil

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      • Kunta donald on Mar 07, 2017 at 7:05 pm

        Powerful car for those who is affordab

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      • Meanwhile, no team other than Mclaren wants a Honda engine in F1 because it is literally a POS. What does that say about Honda engineers, Donald Duck?

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      • seancorr (Member) on Mar 08, 2017 at 2:40 am

        Dude obviously u haven’t met the A45 and the next gen A45 is even more ludicrous.

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    • kanasai on Mar 07, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      Ah Bengs or Abangs who modify their FC Civic 1.5 turbos like this will seriously look like pussies compared to the Original FC Type Rs. 320 PS vs puny 174 PS.
      Modify, modify stages 1-MAX, in the end confirm engine explode at Sunway. A bunch of chodes!
      Better buy other non red H cars with more power and updated performance parts plus performance.

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      • hondaahbengboss on Mar 08, 2017 at 12:57 pm

        Regardless if its Civic FC or Hatchback models, there might be a few halfcut units for sale over a period of time imported from overseas.
        Then, most Malaysian Civic fans can enjoy the insane performance parts fitted onto their cars from the halfcut spare parts. LOL. 320 HP engine definitely outperforms the puny 174hp from the current civic FC sold in Malaysia.

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    • This is civic HB, not the one sold here. Anyways still cant see the point of this car when WRX sti is only slightly more expensive but much better perf. If want 2.0 tebo, just go sti or evoX

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  • Jonn Dol on Mar 07, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    This is the most outrageous Civic Type-R ever come out from the Honda camp, especially with the Gundam-like styling and the powerhouse of an engine. As usual, can’t wait to see the comparo with the best Euro hot hatches! VW folks must be kerusi panas now..

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    • vw already have 300 bhp, 4wd, dsg. u think vw will be scared of fwd manual ?

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  • rosmah on Mar 07, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    any chance this car reach our shore officially?

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    • Sub_zero on Mar 07, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      If sedan maybe but hatchback? Keep dreaming

      Last few gen hatchback type-r don’t even make it here

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    • sibik jenis r on Mar 07, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      yes- recond as usual

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    • Not Toyota Fan on Mar 07, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      Apparently, each US Honda dealership is only allocated an average of 5 – 7 Type R for year 2017. This in a market that sold nearly 367,000 Civic in 2016. Don’t think Msia allocation will be more than 10, that is IF they can get an allocation at all.

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  • Abang Alza Pakai Topi on Mar 07, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    inb4 item tak laku.

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  • Lembu Jinni on Mar 07, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Go reclaim the Nürburgring lap record ASAP

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  • arowana on Mar 07, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    that one very bad ass looking civic

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  • thepolygonal on Mar 07, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Fuyoo macam taruh gunpla kits sahaja. Terbaik!

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  • viosfan on Mar 07, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    I saw tortoise tail

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  • FIST (Member) on Mar 07, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Japanese Decepticons

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  • Not Toyota Fan on Mar 07, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Awaiting the lap time at Nurburgring. Will they take back the crown?

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  • Annoynimouse on Mar 07, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Certainly not subtle in terms of appearance compared to European hatchbacks.

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  • gti owner on Mar 07, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    This car is AWD or FWD ?

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  • Ben Yap on Mar 08, 2017 at 10:44 am

    i think the modulo bodykit looks better.

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  • Julio Cucalo on Mar 08, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    I know im splitting hairs but the The U.S. got an Integra Type R (94- 01) though it was under the Acura nameplate

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  • I miss the NA non turbo Type R… Any Type R…
    give me back my 9000rpm!!

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  • Is this will go sale in malaysia?

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