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    1. Senior Member Ryukein's Avatar
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      03-07-2017 02:49 AM #1

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      The Wait Is Nearly Over: New 2017 Honda Civic Type R Makes Global Debut at Geneva Motor Show

      First Type R-badged Honda available in the U.S. goes on sale late spring
      Most powerful, quickest, fastest and most agile Civic ever
      2.0-liter i-VTEC® DI TURBO: 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque
      Major chassis and suspension upgrades for track-ready performance

      GENEVA, March 6, 2017 – Honda today took the wraps off one of the most anticipated models in its history with the unveiling of the production 2017 Civic Type R at the Geneva Motor Show. The long-awaited Civic Type R, slated to go on sale in the U.S. in late spring with an MSRP in the mid-$30k range, is the first ever Type R-badged Honda to be sold on American soil. The Type R will feature a high performance 2.0-liter turbocharged powertrain, substantially upgraded body and chassis, and other track-ready, Nürburgring-tuned and tested performance components. The 2017 Civic Type R will make its U.S. debut at the New York International Auto Show on April 12, 2017.

      “The fastest, most powerful Honda ever sold in America, the Type R caps off the incredible success story of our 10th generation Civic lineup,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president & general manager of the Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We’re happy to inform our U.S. enthusiasts that the long wait for the forbidden fruit of Honda Type R performance is nearly over!”

      The new Civic Type R, sharing the body style of the 5-door hatchback variant of the tenth-generation global Honda Civic platform, will be powered by a U.S.-built 2.0-liter DOHC, direct-injected and turbocharged i-VTEC in-line 4-cylinder engine with peak ratings of 306 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 295 lb.-ft. of torque from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm. The engine will be mated exclusively to a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission with rev matching capability – employing automatic throttle blips for smoother shifts and power delivery. A new single-mass flywheel reduces clutch inertia by 25 percent versus the previous (European) Type R and a lower final gear ratio is employed to improve acceleration response.

      The Civic Type R chassis builds on the major upgrades undertaken for the 10th- generation Civic makeover with model-exclusive spring, damper and bushing settings, a new Dual-Axis front suspension setup with aluminum lower arms and steering knuckles for improved at-the-limit cornering and reduced torque steer; a new four-wheel Adaptive Suspension System with three-chamber dampers; a retuned and adaptive dual-pinion electric power steering system with variable gear ratio; and a helical limited-slip front differential. Mounted to the suspension are 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels shod with 245/30R 20 Continental ContiSportContact 6 performance tires. Decisive stopping power comes from Brembo 4-pot aluminum calipers squeezing 350mm (13.8-inch) cross-drilled rotors at the front. The rear braking system features solid 305mm (12-inch) rotors.

      The Type R’s scalpel-sharp responses are further enhanced by a body more rigid than the substantially improved Civic Hatchback on which it’s based – with a 38 percent increase in torsional rigidity and 45 percent gain in bending rigidity versus the previous Civic Type R – enhancing steering response and cornering stability while mitigating body vibration and cabin noise. The improvements are made possible by the application of structural adhesive throughout the body. Ultra-high strength steel is used for 14 percent of the body structure, and the Type R has an aluminum hood, contributing to a 16 kg (35 lb) reduction in body weight versus the previous Type R, and a 7 kg (15 lb) reduction versus the base 2017 Civic Hatchback.

      The 2017 Civic Type R is designed to reward the driver in all driving conditions, on the track and on the street, and features three driving modes: Comfort, Sport (default) and +R. The driver selectable modes adjust steering and throttle response, transmission rev- matching, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and the Adaptive Damper System. Utilizing new, three-chamber dampers, individual stroke sensors and three vehicle-G sensors, the new damper system offers a wider range of variability for ride comfort and dynamic handling response.

      The 2017 Civic Type R will launch this spring in a single, premium-contented Touring trim. A 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with embedded Honda Navigation system has both Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM compatibility; and should the driver ever tire of hearing the Type R growl, a 540-watt, 12-speaker audio system with SiriusXM 2.0, HD Radio and Pandora compatibility is also provided as standard.

      Additional interior Type R features include heavily bolstered sports seats, leather- wrapped steering wheel and shift boot, aluminum shift knob, aluminum sport pedals, red Type R driver’s meter and serialized Type R plate on the center console.

      The Civic Type R will be manufactured by Honda of the U.K. Manufacturing in Swindon, England, with its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine made by Honda of America Mfg. at its Anna, Ohio engine plant using domestic and globally sourced parts. Pricing specifics and additional details on the 2017 Civic Type R will be provided closer to launch.

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      03-07-2017 03:11 AM #2
      Sounds like it's the same engine as the old FK2 Type R, the K20C1. I like it.
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    4. 03-07-2017 03:30 AM #3
      turbo + Vtec!!!

      Even the Halo NSX doesnt get that!

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      03-07-2017 04:07 AM #4
      Awesome. Feels a little weird not to be buying it, especially since I just bought a car a week ago.
      Past: '06 Accord V6, '95 Taurus SHO, '01 ITR, '98 Civic HX CVT

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      03-07-2017 06:52 AM #5
      Pity the exhaust pipes couldn't be bigger, to break up the monotony of the rear end.

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      03-07-2017 07:14 AM #6
      It definitely makes a statement.
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      03-07-2017 07:19 AM #7
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      Brembo 4-pot aluminum calipers squeezing 350mm (13.8-inch) cross-drilled rotors at the front. The rear braking system features solid 305mm (12-inch) rotors.
      I think it's safe to say that you probably won't ever have to worry about brake fade!

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      03-07-2017 07:52 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by AZGolf View Post
      I think it's safe to say that you probably won't ever have to worry about brake fade!
      The ugly alone should be enough to stop it. The brakes are simply there as backup.
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      03-07-2017 07:55 AM #9
      I'd buy one if I could bring myself to buy a FWD car again.

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      03-07-2017 07:58 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by AZGolf View Post
      I think it's safe to say that you probably won't ever have to worry about brake fade!
      Yea, I think you'll be OK.

      Also, a nice set of active dynamic dampers

      Now, lets ignore the fact it stated mid $30's and convince everyone its $40-50k
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    12. 03-07-2017 07:59 AM #11
      Hate the huge rear wing. But I knew it probably would be inevitable they would put one of those things on the Type R edition.

      Other than that, I like about everything about it. Looks most bad ass.

      If I were in the market for a FWD pocket rocket, this would probably be at the top of my list now.

      Joe C.

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      03-07-2017 08:02 AM #12
      Designers went to eBay and purchased every rice addition they could find; yuge wing, hood scoop, center three tip exhaust, roof diffuser....

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      03-07-2017 08:14 AM #13
      What will this thing weigh?

      Will we see this command the same MSRP+ markup from dealers?

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      03-07-2017 08:21 AM #14
      I see Honda finally decided to save us the pain of watching the aftermarket ruin a Civic and did it for us from the factory....

      How many branches did this thing hit on the ugly tree?

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      03-07-2017 08:35 AM #15
      The only thing I like about the car is the interior but everything else about it I hate, especially those headlights and the wing.
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      03-07-2017 08:36 AM #16
      Fugly. Put that drivetrain in a "normal" looking Civic, and you've piqued my interest.

      Honda, I used to hold you in such high regard. No matter how nice your shifter bushings may be, I'd never be caught driving something looking that ridiculous.

      Peak Honda design:

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      03-07-2017 08:38 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by coderedcomputing View Post
      It definitely makes a statement.
      Sadly , the statement is "Honda thought the regular Civic wasn't ugly enough".

      There also may be a copyright infringement issue.

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      03-07-2017 08:39 AM #18
      Sounds great but I can't get over the looks and what most likely is an interior that wouldn't fit me well.

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      03-07-2017 08:44 AM #19
      Really glad they hired Brad from Autozone to design the new Type R

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      03-07-2017 08:55 AM #20
      the triple exhaust thing looks a bit weird, but I'd be interested to see it in person
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    23. 03-07-2017 09:30 AM #22
      This would have been great......15 years ago at the peak of ricerdom.

    24. 03-07-2017 09:34 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Professor Gascan View Post
      I'd buy one if I could bring myself to buy a FWD car again.
      This. I'm kind of thinking the Type-R should move to AWD. A bit blasphemous, I know.

      I love the car though. Nice to see Honda working on recapturing the mind of the enthusiast.

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      03-07-2017 09:35 AM #24
      Major stylistic fail: gaudy and juvenile. Too bad because it probably drives well.

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      03-07-2017 09:36 AM #25
      When this comes out, it will easily be the ugliest new car on the market. Having said that, if a stripped out version is available, I think I might like to own one exclusively for track days. It would a great replacement and a big jump forward from my corrado (). No way I could own this as my only car given the horrible styling however.

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