The upcoming Honda Civic Si is set to launch soon. An alleged specs of the torque of the new model is now circulating the web revealing a 192 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately, the revelation disheartened the Civic fans.
Honda has reportedly sent out an alleged email update to a Civic fan regarding the upcoming Civic Si. CivicX.com has posted the statement of a forum member Rickyg0731 who claims that the automaker has sent out a significant update regarding the new Civic.
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According to Rickyg0731, the fan who received the alleged email, he has signed up for Si updates and he was surprised to have received the email from Honda revealing the torque specs. The publication has also posted a copy of the alleged email which reveals that the upcoming Honda Civic Si sports a turbocharged engine that can deliver 192 lb-ft of torque.
Following the statement of Rickyg0731, another forum member MGZ posted on the same report that he has received the same email as well. The thread also resulted in a speculation that Honda may not be aware of the leak and an unknown staff could have distributed the email.
Meanwhile, members of the forum have expressed their disappointment with the revelation. Apparently, Civic fans are expecting a bigger torque figure and not just a 192 lb-ft.
Motor Trend notes that the 192 lb-ft meant a 15 lb-ft improvement from the Civic Sport and Touring lineup. The publication also reports that Honda has previously announced that the upcoming Civic Si will have a 1.5-liter integrated with a six-speed manual transmission.
Furthermore, Honda has mentioned that the upcoming model will include active steering and active dampers. The automaker has also designed the new Civic Si to have a "trick limited slip differential."
Honda has not made an official announcement on the launch of the upcoming Civic Si. However, it is highly anticipated that the new model will most likely be included in the lineup of the automaker in the upcoming New York auto show where the brand has confirmed to launch the full range of Honda Clarity and the Civic Type R.