Honda UK has announced pricing for the hotly-anticipated next generation Civic Type R. Set to hit retail forecourts in July, the entry level model will cost 30,995 pounds and the GT version will cost an additional 2,000 pounds at 32,995 pounds on the road and will come with a host of extras.
As with the outgoing model, GT drivers will benefit from blind spot information including cross traffic monitor, dual zone climate control, auto dimming rear view mirror, Honda CONNECT with Garmin Navigation, wireless charging, high power audio, and LED front fog lights.
Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the 2017 Civic Type R shares the same fundamentals as the new Civic hatchback and has been engineered from the ground up to deliver the most rewarding drive in the hot-hatch segment, both on road and on the race track.
The 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo of the previous generation Civic Type R has been optimized and refined to produce 320 PS with peak torque of 400 Nm, while the six-speed manual transmission is further improved by a rev match control system.
Furthermore, the new Type R takes the lighter, more rigid body shell of the new Civic hatchback and adds further use of adhesive in key areas. Compared to the previous Type R, torsional rigidity is further improved by 38%. The front Macpherson strut suspension of the standard hatchback is revised with new geometry to minimise torque steer and maximise sporty handling. At the rear, the new independent multi-link system of the standard car is improved with the use of unique high rigidity suspension arms.
Drive modes and a refined aerodynamics play major roles in the performance of the new Civic Type R. Drive modes available are ‘Comfort’, ‘Sport’ and track-focused ‘+R’. Meantime, the aero. package is more comprehensive the before with the addition of a smoother underbody, front air curtain, a lightweight rear wing and vortex generators at the trailing edge of the roof line.
More recently, the 2017 Civic Type R was put to the ultimate track test at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Not only did the Civic Type R excelled on its ultimate track test, but did a remarkable 7:43.8 in a Time-attack attempt at the Green Hell.