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This is it Honda fans, the moment you've all been waiting for. This is the new generation Civic Type R that will finally come to the US. Or at least it pretty much is. Technically this is still a prototype, and the production model will be shown early next year. However, based on Honda's recent Civic "concepts," you can rest easy knowing nothing major is going to change.

The biggest change you'll probably see is in paint finish. The concept here has been given an interesting brushed aluminum-look vinyl wrap. If you're really have to have it, there's probably a decal shop nearby that could hook you up.



Moving past that, the Type R takes the standard hatchback and adds aggression rather than lightness. The front bumper is widened with extra slats, along with the fenders front and rear. It also gets a deeper chin spoiler in bare carbon fiber with a red accent stripe. Up on the hood is the intriguing addition of a scoop. We assume it's functional, and we imagine it feeds a top-mounted intercooler like the scoops on the Subaru WRX and last Mazdaspeed3. According to rumors, the engine under the scooped hood could produce as much as 340 horsepower.

The sides of the car also get carbon fiber side skirts to go along with the front spoiler. The widened fenders accommodate fat wheels shod with 245 width tires. This leads to the back where the Type R once again receives an over-the-top rear wing, which we assume to be just as functional as the last one.

The rear of the Type R also gets one more cool feature. It has functional, triple tailpipes, just like the Ferrari 458 Italia and the F40. Honda also brought attention to the exhaust by painting the center pipe red. We don't yet know the exact purpose of the third pipe, but we're excited to find out.

As previously mentioned, this is just a "concept" and the production model will be shown early next year. After that, the Type R will be released in Europe first during the second half of 2017. US availability has not been announced yet.

[SOURCE:Autoblog.com]


2018 Honda Civic Type R Turbo Prototype Teaser Video


2018 Honda Civic Type R Turbo Prototype Action Trailer Video​


 

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Overall, the Type R looks great but it could do without that ginormous wing and why is the middle exhaust slightly smaller? The size difference irks me.
 

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That middle exhaust is seriously throwing me off... this is the stuff that keeps me up at night ! But otherwise, looks darn sweet.
 

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Overall, the Type R looks great but it could do without that ginormous wing and why is the middle exhaust slightly smaller? The size difference irks me.
That triple exhaust with the smaller center pipe has been present since we started seeing test cars. Nobody knows for sure, but i speculated that the type R has a similar mode selection system to the NSX that changes not only the driving dynamics of the car, but also how loud the exhaust is and the center pipe might be for either increased or decreased exhaust sound.
 

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That red pin-striping is what ties it all together and makes it pop. But for some reason I have a feeling that middle pipe serves a bigger purpose than just an exhaust sound changer. There was a picture that shows a shows a more detailed version of what's behind it but I can't seem to find it right now.
 

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type R has a similar mode selection system to the NSX that changes not only the driving dynamics of the car, but also how loud the exhaust is and the center pipe might be for either increased or decreased exhaust sound.
This is exactly what we all thought when we saw it.

We know the Europe Type-R has different modes, and I assume ours will also.
 

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Hard to tell how it performs compared to the competition but as far as looks go, I'm liking the Civic Type R far more than the Focus RS, although the RS is subtle and not as "loud" as this is.

Now we need to see it in championship white or some other Type R color :D
 

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I love the look. I guess I have 2 years to pay off my EX-T and pass it on to my wife so I can get this....
 

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Been looking at videos and photos of the Type R over the last 30 minutes and im starting to think that those wheels need to go. But they would be useful for winter, just not something i'll run year round. Someone needs to get a photoshop thread going.
 
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