With the recent reveal of the 10th Gen Civic hatchback it was only a matter of time until someone created a rendering of what the Type R could look like and that someone is X-Tomi.
Not much is known about the next-gen Civic Type R turbo lag-free engine but we can expect to see some pretty solid specs since its segment competitors have gotten a lot better, especially Ford’s new focus RS.
The current Type R has a 310 PS output and 295 lb-ft of torque for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 5.7 seconds. This makes the current gen’s Type R just 2 seconds slower than the Focus RS. Maybe the 10th Gen Civic Type R will be able to remove that time difference and potentially beat the RS’ sprint time.
Once the new Type R is in production it will be sold globally and make its way into North America to compete against a few other rivals like the VW Golf R and the Peugeot 308 GTi. For now, we can take a peek at what the 2017 Type R could look like.