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Images of what could be the new Honda Civic Type R has been leaked ahead of its debut at the upcoming 2017 Geneva motor show.

Posted to Autocar, these two photos shows off the front and rear of the new Civic Type R in detail and the production model looks very similar to the prototype that was on display at the Paris motor show last year. It still has the triple exhaust system, large rear vents, huge wing and diffusers in the rear. Even the front looks almost identical to the concept model’s facia.



No new information accompanied the leaked images, but we already know quite a bit about the production Civic Type R including its turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine, 6-speed manual gearbox and front wheel drive. Exact power output has not been released yet, but we can expect to see it exceed, or at least match, the outgoing Type R’s output of 305 horsepower.

As it’s based off of the five-door Civic Hatchback body, the Type R will be built at the Honda’s Swindon facility in the United Kingdom. This marks the first time that the Civic Type R will be made available in North America.

With rivals such as the Ford Focus RS, Subaru WRX STI and Volkswagen Golf R, we can expect to see the Civic Type R’s MSRP to be higher than the existing model’s £30,000, perhaps in the mid-£30K bracket.
 

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I absolutely cannot wait for this car! Honda really went all out and made this into something well deserving the title of the "Type R" name.

Several notable things that were just revealed:

1. This new Civic Type R will feature a short throw rev-matching 6 speed manual transmission. This means it will "auto blip" the throttle on downshifts! No need for heel toeing!

2. Final power output of U.S. version is 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque.3. Many chassis and suspension upgrades - too many to list here. The bottom line is Honda saved weight while making the chassis incredibly strong and rigid.

4. MSRP in the mid-$30k range.

5. Will feature 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels with 245/30R 20 Continental ContiSportContact 6 performance tires. Brakes are 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. WOW.

6. This Type R has driver selectable modes to 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.
 
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