Honda Unveils Production Version of Civic Type R
After unveiling the prototype in Paris last October, Honda offers the first official images of the production version of the Civic Type R.
Nearly identical to the prototype, the production model comes in the iconic Championship White we've seen on Type R's of the past. In addition to the aesthetic lines, it also keeps the 20-inch wheels of the prototype, as well as red Brembo brakes, triple exhaust centered in the rear diffuser, and large wing.
As for specs, the Honda Civic Type R is powered by a 2-liter i-VTEC engine that produces 306 horsepower with 295 lb-ft. of torque. It also features a limited slip differential with a six-speed manual transmission.
Honda also gives it three driving modes: Comfort, Sport and +R -- each changing damper, steering, throttle response, transmission rev matching, VSA and traction control.
Inside, the Civic Type R sports a black interior with red accents, via bucket seats, trim and dash. Carbon fiber accented door panels and dash, nav, 12 speaker 540-watt audio system and official aluminum car model number designation plate round out the insides.
The Honda Civic Type R will debut at the New York International Auto Show in mid-April, before hitting dealers later this year, with a starting price of around mid-$30K USD.