Honda’s tenth-gen Honda Civic Type R will finally end the Type R dry spell that stateside enthusiasts having been experiencing and it’s been spied testing near the automaker’s headquarters in Torrance, California.
So far, we’ve only seen the 2017 Civic Type R in prototype form, but this uncovered test mule looks to be a pre-production model. What gave the spied white vehicle away were its manufacturer plates, massive rear wing, 20-inch piano black alloy wheels, and the memorable triple exhaust system that can be found on the Type R prototype.
If you can ignore the wind noise, you may be able to hear the Type R’s exhaust note when it accelerates past thedailyrey, the video’s uploader.
We still don’t know what engine will be powering the new Civic Type R, but a good guess would be the 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine that’s in the outgoing Type R. Currently that engine is pushing out 306 hp, and rumor has it that Honda’s tuning it to produce 340 hp in the new Type R. All that power may be sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.
We have high expectations for the tenth-gen Honda Civic Type R and it should debut sometime next year.