The Long Wait Is Over, 2017 Honda Civic Type R Is On Sale
Honda has finally revealed the official starting price tag of the 2017 Civic Type R in the USA, and it goes on sale today. It is reported to be the fastest Civic ever, the fastest production front-wheel-drive car and the most powerful Honda ever released in the USA.
The 2017 Civic Type R is also the most powerful production Honda ever sold in the US utilizing a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine that makes 306hp (310PS) and 295lb-ft of torque. It throws the output to the front axle through a six-speed stick shift, via a limited slip differential, a combo that enabled it to set a new Nurburgring lap record for FWD cars of 7:43.80.
Its key features, are the dual-axis strut front suspension and multi-link rear, bushings, exclusive springs, and damper mountings, Brembo brakes, new Adaptive Damper System, a 20x8.5-inch rim coated in 245/30 Continental SportContact 6 tires, high-flow exhaust system, an all-aluminum hood, added structural rigidity, and much more.
The Civic Type R is sold in one well-equipped Touring trim which arrives standard with LED daytime running lights, headlights, taillights, fog lights, brake lights and turn signals. More so, it comes with 7-inch display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, sat-nav, 540-watt stereo, voice recognition, and sport seats take center stage inside. Also, a lightweight all-aluminum hood and high-flow exhaust come with three center-mounted exhaust tips that are additional standard Type R performance features.
Furthermore, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R brings an EPA-rated 22/28/25 mpg city/highway/combined. All units of the hot hatch set for the US market are all produced exclusively at Honda's brand's plant in Swindon, UK. Meanwhile, the engine is made in Anna, Ohio. Sold on this side of the pond for the first time ever, the compact hot hatch, in its fifth generation, has an MSRP of $33,900, which doesn't include the $875 for destination and handling.
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