2017 Honda Civic Type R On Sale Today for $33,900
At long last, the date has arrived—the first-ever American Type R is on sale today at Honda dealerships nationwide.
The track-ready Type R is the final and most performance-oriented variant of the popular tenth-gen Civic, as well as the most powerful production Honda ever sold in the United States. The Type R’s 2.0-liter DOHC direct-injected and turbocharged i-VTEC engine yields an impressive 306 horsepower (SAE net) at 6,500 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque (SAE net) from 2,500-4500 rpm, and scored an official EPA fuel economy rating of 22/28/25 MPG in City/Highway/Combined traffic.
That turbo engine is mated to a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission with helical limited slip differential connected to 245/30ZR20 Continental SportContact 6 high-performance tires on 20×8.5-inch black-finished aluminum wheels. The performance-oriented hot hatch also features 13.8-inch cross-drilled rotors clamped by 4-piston Brembo aluminum calipers in the front, and 12.0-inch rotors with single-piston calipers in the rear.
Back in April, a pre-production Type R took the title of world’s fastest production front-wheel-drive (FWD) car by setting a record lap time of 7 minutes and 43.80 seconds on Germany’s Nürburgring Nordschleife (North Loop).
The Type R also boasts a chassis featuring a dual-axis strut front suspension and multi-link rear, front and rear anti-roll bars, Type-R exclusive springs, bushings and damper mountings, and a newly designed Adaptive Damper System. That system can continuously adjust damping force at all four corners and, along with the dual-pinion variable-ratio electric power steering, drive-by-wire throttle, and brake system, is tied to the Type R’s three selectable driving modes: Comfort, Sport, and +R settings.