At the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Honda will showcase the next-generation 2017 Honda Civic Type R, previewing it as a pre-production concept. The next-gen Civic Type R based on the new Civic hatchback will be introduced to the market in the second half of 2017, Honda confirmed in a statement.
It will be produced at Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) in Swindon, the global manufacturing hub for the five-door hatchback, and will be exported to markets around the world, including North America.
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R gets wide, aggressive bumpers, extended wheel arches and a large rear wing, on a body finished in a bespoke ‘brushed aluminium’ and highly reflective wrap. The changes to the exterior, which the company says aids in aerodynamic performance, include a winged carbon fiber splitter, slatted ducts in the bumper and diamond-mesh inserts in the sculpted air intakes.
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There’s also a new air vent at the nose of the car, coupled with a new intake on the bonnet, with an air scoop, smoked lenses for the LED headlights, carbon fibre side skirts, 20-inch piano black alloy wheels with red accents and 245-section high-performance tires. At the rear, the 2017 Civic Type R prototype gets a carbon fiber diffuser and three tailpipes with the central tailpipe in a smaller diameter.
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is reported to be powered by a modified version of the current Type R’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged 306 bhp engine and will have 0-100 km/h figures of under 5 seconds.
More on the 2016 Paris Motor Show to follow, stay tuned..
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