Whether seen cruising across the highways of New England or at a standstill in your driveway, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R wholly fails to blend into the background. With Vortex Generators, Rear Wing, Front Splitter, and Functional Side Skirts across a body defined by crisp lines and athletic angles, the lightweight chassis is instantly recognizable as a breed developed for pure driving enjoyment.
The 2.0L VTEC® Turbocharged Engine found beneath its all-aluminum hood harnesses up to 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque for a drive that responds with instant agility and remains unfaltering as you climb to top track speeds. A specially-tuned Center-Exit Triple Exhaust System broadcasts a deep growl, while 20-inch black alloy wheels with large, red Brembo® front brake calipers arrest the attention and supply exceptional stopping power. A Helical Limited Slip Differential tightens up your drive through corners, and an Adaptive Damper System (ADS) actively controls the suspension to vary between silky smooth cruising and race-tuned responsiveness.
Once inside, each Civic Type R’s inimitable nature is underlined by a unique serial number plaque just below the aluminum shift knob of your close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission. Lightweight front bucket seats cushion and support during white-knuckle rides, brushed aluminum Sport Pedals provide perfect grip for quick heel-toe action, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with flat-bottom lets you tackle the tightest of turns with confidence. Onboard technology is similarly impressive, with select standard features including Speed-Sensitive Volume Control, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen.
“There’s an unbridled honesty to the Civic Type R absent in the others, but it maintains its European roots, driving character, and composure at the same time. The precision of its steering and chassis, the tractable turbocharged power, and the ludicrous-speed stability and control afforded by the aero package and adaptive dampers set this Honda apart from its American and German competitors.” ~ Motor Trend
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