The 2017 Honda Civic Type R takes Insanity to Next Level
The world just became a better place, in a slightly bonkers way, that is. At the ongoing 2016 Paris Motor Show, Honda has unveiled the 2017 Honda Civic Type R. To say that the car looks profoundly menacing and delightfully maniacal is an understatement. And once again this monster has set its eyes on the throne of the green hell. As per Honda, the car that you are gawping at is strictly a concept for now. However, looking beyond the name Honda Civic Type R Prototype, this thing of satanic virtues looks production-ready to us. Being a concept as of now, there is not much on the technical front about the 2017 Honda Civic Type R. But we can expect the traditional front-wheel drive.
With the 2017 Honda Civic Type R, Honda surely has sights on VW’s FWD Nordschleife record. Knowing Honda, they would be itching to get back the honour which Golf GTI Clubsport S took from them. Traditionally, the Type R has never landed officially on the US turf. However, come 2017 and this beastly and iconic super-hatchback will launch in US market. However, the car will still be produced by the Swindon plant only. The car will make its US debut at the SEMA show in Las Vegas in November. The all new 2017 Honda Civic Type R is based on the new Civic hatchback. Type R, just like the normal standard saner version, will also be a global model. For a change, we would like to see the world go all bonkers, of the right kind, that is.
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The 2017 Honda Civic Type R gets carbon fiber side skirts and 20-inch piano black alloy wheels. It also gets fat 245-section high-performance tires and a wild-looking dual center exhaust. However, the stunning and ruthless looking rear spoiler will probably force the tuner cars at SEMA to frantically up their game before the show opens. Count Honda to plonk in that 306bhp 2.0-litre turbo VTEC powerplant it took the trouble of building. Saying that, we are certain that the 2017 Honda Civic Type R will have more power than above mentioned. Case in point being the 345bhp Ford Focus RS, another beastly little car with madness spread all over it. A higher power output would also give it an edge over the Golf it wants to have for dinner.
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is set to get the same variable steering system and refreshed rear suspension setup from the Mk10 Civic platform. Honda has already having made the normal saner Civic more fun than ever. As per Honda engineers, this bona fide performance version will have a sharper chassis than ever. Thus expect never seen before shenanigans from the legends which has been teaching shenanigans to generations of petrolheads.
Like we said the world just became a better place, in a slightly bonkers way, that is. Now stop salivating all over the pictures of this satanic and menacingly gorgeous 2017 Honda Civic Type R and let us know what you think of it in the comments section below.