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Featured Honda Civic type R (10th Gen)

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Cashmere, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Cashmere

    Cashmere Well-Known Member


    Radical New Honda Civic Type R Prototype Debuts in Paris; Making its North American Debut at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas

    • New Civic Type R Prototype unveiled at 2016 Mondial de L'Automobile in Paris
    • First-ever Honda-badged Type R coming to the U.S.
    • Features wide, aggressive fascias, extended wheel arches and dramatic rear wing
    • Bespoke "brushed aluminium" wrap provides eye-catching finish

    Fresh on the heels of the sales launch of the 2017 Civic Hatchback, the next-generation Civic Type R had its global debut in prototype form today at the 2016 Paris auto show. The radical new Civic Type R, with its sporty and sleek hatchback design and track-ready performance, will make its North American debut at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, November 1-4, 2016, marking the arrival of the first-ever Honda-badged Type R in the U.S.

    The Civic Type R Prototype offers insight into the styling of the next-generation Civic Type R, which will be officially unveiled in 2017, joining the 10th Generation Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe and newly released Civic Hatchback, with the Civic Si variants also launching next year.

    "We promised the most ambitious, sportiest Civic lineup ever and we're delivering on that promise with each new Civic," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "For the first time ever in America, Honda fans and enthusiasts will have access to the ultimate in Civic performance in the form of the new Type R."

    Based on the low and wide proportion of the new Civic Hatchback, the Civic Type R Prototype is enhanced by muscular body styling and modifications to aid aerodynamic performance. The exterior is wrapped in a highly reflective, finely-grained brushed aluminum-effect finish, which is unique to the prototype car. At the front, the aggressive fascia is accentuated with a winged carbon fiber splitter and sporty red accent line. Additional slatted ducts add width to the fascia, and diamond-mesh inserts fill the sculpted air intakes.

    Honda's iconic red "H" badge, which adorns all Type R models, sits prominently on the front grille at the nose of the car. There is a new intake on the hood, with an air scoop sited centrally in a trapezoidal recess. Smoked lenses for the LED headlights, indicators and side indicator repeater lights reflect the Type R Prototype's more aggressive character.

    Carbon fiber side skirts run the length of the side sills, between 20-inch piano black alloy wheels with red accents and 245-section high-performance tires. A beefy carbon fiber diffuser runs below the wider rear fascia, which frames three fully-functional tailpipes flanked by a pair of directional strakes. The smaller diameter central tailpipe is highlighted in bright metallic red. Model-exclusive vortex generators at the rear edges of the roof point backward toward a visually striking rear wing.

    The next generation Civic Type R was developed by the joint efforts of Honda R&D teams in Europe and Japan and will be officially unveiled in production form next year. The 2017 Civic Type R will be produced exclusively at the Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) plant in Swindon, the global manufacturing hub for the five-door hatchback.

    Source: Honda
  2. Monster

    Monster Global Moderator Staff Member

    This car has more vents (real/fake) than an Aventador, and what is with that weak bonnet scoop?
  3. LaArtist

    LaArtist Well-Known Member

    I think it looks right now, couple of previous type r's looked wrong.. This one at least looks mean.. It fits the bill

    Not my cup of tea though these type of cars
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    • martinbo

      martinbo Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

      Funny how cars that look like this are no longer my cup of tea. Goes to show... ageing is indeed a factor.

      It's an improvement over the current Type R I feel.
      • Agree Agree x 2
      • Monster

        Monster Global Moderator Staff Member

        Were you ever a big fan of massive fake grills on the front and rear of cars?
      • martinbo

        martinbo Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

        I used to love STIs and EVOs back in the day - they were yesteryear's equivalent from visual perspective.
      • Giannis

        Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

        Same here. I was lusting over those tuppers as a university student, having a WRX STi as a dream car. Now, I almost want a station wagon.

        • Funny Funny x 1
        • slicknick

          slicknick Well-Known Member

          My sentiments exactly....Never ever been particularly fond of hot hatches, and the way they look/perform... This one, though, looks quite menacing to say the least....So, now I have a decision to make, do I ring my local Honda dealer and ask for a test drive (though it most definitely doesn't fit my persona) and share my opinions with everyone over here, or pass up on that? Hmmmm...
        • TopspeedPT

          TopspeedPT Member

          New FWD Nordschleife record.

          2017 Civic Type R: 7:43.80
          VW Golf GTI Clubsport S: 7:47.19
          2015 Civic Type R prototype: 7:50.63
          Renault M├ęgane RS 275 Trophy R: 7:54.36
          Last edited: Apr 24, 2017
          • Informative Informative x 1
          • DeDe

            DeDe Well-Known Member Contributing Member

            Too bad it's fugly as hell.
            • Agree Agree x 2
            • Merc1

              Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

              Lose the rear wing and add a DCT and I'd like one.


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