During the 2016 Paris Auto Show, Honda introduced the next generation of the famous Honda Civic Type-R and many were impressed. Honda stated that this is the fastest and most powerful Honda Civic Type-R in history. The company has also released an official video that shows the real power of the new Civic Type-R. Are you excited for it? Watch the video below and we bet you'll be.
The Fast and Furious
The Honda Civic Type-R will not reach dealerships until late 2017 and a lot of information about it are still unknown. Honda has not said its final word about the engine or sportier performance of the Honda Civic range but Honda assured us that it will surpass the figures of its predecessor which is already at 310hp.
One thing is for sure, though. The new Civic Type-R will be turbo and boast a beastly performance as seen in a promotional video from Honda. An awesome roar of acceleration and a power that truly impresses can be seen in the video. The change of gears which was heard in the video when the Type-R accelerated is speculated to correspond to a manual transmission or could even fit with an automatic transmission. Check out the video below.
As seen in the video, the Honda Civic Type-R is based on the proportions of the Civic hatchback but shows a much more robust and muscular, focused on obtaining a better aerodynamic aesthetic. The exterior boasts a finished single color brushed aluminum high reflection. In front, the defense shows a very aggressive design emphasized with a large spoiler made of carbon fiber with an accent on red color that makes it look more striking.
The new Civic Type-R also boasts a new air intake on the hood of the trapezoidal LED headlights, as well as side skirts in carbon fiber and aluminum 20-inch wheels with red centers and high-performance tires.
On the back, the most characteristic detail of the Type-R can be seen which is its huge diffuser gracing the rear fender at the center of three tailpipes with the smaller center than the side. This is a rare and surprising setup for sports cars and Honda assure us that these three tailpipes are not props, they will be fully functional which is the key for the Type-R's power.
There's still a lot of information the new Honda Civic Type-R hasn't revealed yet. Will it maintain its current front-wheel drive and manual transmission? What power figures can it achieve? How much will it be? We believe we still have to wait a few months before Honda reveals all the details.