Previously only available in Japan and Europe, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is the realization of the dreams of all readers of the magazine “tuner”. But it’s not just for fans: if you’re looking for a fast, fun, and fun car that does not hit you in your everyday commute, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is right. Functional or not, the wings and vents that adorn the 2018 Honda Civic Type R seem aggressive for some. The 2018 Honda Civic Type R is not the fastest hot hat in a straight line, and owners should avoid dragging the Focus RS and Subaru WRX STI.
We know it, we know it: there is a lot to do here. Honda says that the protrusions of the roofline, the deep front and side extensions, the gigantic wing and other stylistic look out elements of the 2018 Honda Civic Type R improve aerodynamics or aerodynamic drag. This wing, for example, is supposed to create an aerodynamic force at the speed facilitating the curves. The fins on the edge of the front bumper and side skirts help direct air around the wheels to reduce drag. The front bumper vents help cool down the brakes and ventilation in the hood cools the turbo.
On the one hand, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is still a Honda Civic. This means that there is plenty of cargo space, a spacious rear seat, an almost ergonomic perfection (volume control, please!), And all the thoughtful comfort and design that has included the Civic’s 10th generation in our list of Best Buy Winners for three consecutive years. But the Civic Type R adds Alcantara edges with red stitching on the center console and doors, as well as red edges surrounding the vents and other areas. The bright red “H” on the steering wheel as well as the aluminum key ring and shift lever are typical R type features. The exclusive, hand tuned sport seats feature rigid side braces, but we want more lumbar support.
So far, we know that the platform that will use the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is the same as the 10th generation of the Civic. As for the engine, you can expect to see a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder with direct fuel injection, VTEC variable valve timing and turbocharger. This engine is capable of producing about 306 horsepower and 295 pound feet of torque. This engine will only be combined with one transmission option. It will use a 6 speed manual gearbox and a front wheel drive design. Some rumors suggest that fuel consumption has been taken into account.
Since the previous generation of Type R was not available in the United States, it is a bit difficult to predict the price. However, and considering the most direct competitors, we believe the initial price of the 2018 Honda Civic Type R should be approximately $ 37,000. The first prototype of the 2018 Honda Civic Type R was seen in 2015 at Nurburgring. However, this has never been seen since. There is no official date for the launch of the 2018 Honda Civic Type R, but it should happen in Europe. We hope it will be released in mid or late 2017.