Honda Civic Type R

  • 2018 Honda Civic Type R TCR race car

    The first version of the new Honda Civic Type R designed for motorsport has been revealed. The Type R race car has been developed by Italy’s JAS Motorsport for the 2018 season of the burgeoning Touringcar Racer International Series, an FIA-sanctioned series with low costs to entry. The series was launched in 2015 and keeps costs low by featuring affordable race cars closely related to the production models on which they’re based. There are already 19 different race cars in TCR including ones based on the Opel Astra and Volkswagen Golf GTI. The 2018 Type R TCR was developed using...

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    2017 Honda Civic Type R power figures may be underrated

    The 2017 Honda Civic Type R arrives in the United States for the first time with some serious performance credentials. Honda engineers were able to extract a whopping 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque from the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4. Honda has always been pretty good at...

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    Honda looks at adding power, all-wheel drive to Civic Type R

    Honda's Civic Type R has finally landed in the United States, but the automaker is already hinting at adding new variants. Honda wants the additional variants to keep interest in the Civic Type R, its halo in the U.S., alive after the initial buzz has worn off. It’s a formula that’s...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R with VIN ending in 001
    Bidding on first 2017 Honda Civic Type R tops out at $200K

    Honda recently decided to give fans the chance to own the first very 2017 Civic Type R in the country. That's right, the car with a VIN ending in 001. It went up on an online auction and at the close of bidding on Thursday the final tally came in at $200,000. Not bad considering the starting price...

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    2017 Honda Civic Type R priced at $34,775

    For years, Honda has been teasing us with the promise of a Civic Type R for the United States. We’re glad to report that the wait is finally over as the car is now on sale. It also has its first television spot up and running. Honda on Thursday confirmed a starting price of $34,775, including...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R ad
    First ad for the 2017 Honda Civic Type R drops

    Honda has long had a penchant for motorsports, and it has translated into an iconic nameplate for the brand's road cars: Type R. Except, the United States has mostly been left out of the Type R party. That changes this year and Honda is sounding the news off loud and clear in the 2017 Civic Type...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R

    Fun and frugal: the best of both worlds. It's typically hard to come by, but occasionally, Goldilocks syndrome sets in. The 2017 Honda Civic Type R may classify as one example. Official fuel economy estimates released for the 2017 Civic Type R reveal an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and a combined rating of 25 mpg. Those aren't terrible fuel economy numbers from a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 tasked with producing 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. ALSO SEE: BMW to preview new 8-Series with Villa D’Este concept Speaking of Goldilocks, the Civic Type R is the...

  • McLaren Formula One driver Stoffel Vandoorne samples the 2017 Honda Civic Type R
    McLaren F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne samples the 2017 Honda Civic Type R

    McLaren Formula One driver Stoffel Vandoorne took some time out from his busy schedule for this weekend’s 2017 Australian Grand Prix to sample the 2017 Honda Civic Type R. Vandoorne, whose McLaren race car is also powered by a Honda engine, is one of the first people outside of Honda to get...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R, 2017 Geneva auto show
    2017 Honda Civic Type R video preview

    It's the moment so many American Honda performance enthusiasts... no, scratch that, performance enthusiasts have been waiting for: the 2017 Honda Civic Type R is here, and it's coming soon to showrooms in the United States. Yes, you heard me correctly, it's coming to the U.S. to challenge the Ford...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R, 2017 Geneva auto show
    2017 Honda Civic Type R is here to roast some front tires

    It's the day many enthusiasts have been waiting for: The 2017 Honda Civic Type R has arrived in production trim, and it's coming to the United States. Debuting on Tuesday at the 2017 Geneva auto show, and heading to U.S. showrooms late this spring, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R is set to battle the...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R leaked - Image via Autocar
    2017 Honda Civic Type R leaks ahead of Geneva debut

    Honda is set to unveil its new Civic Type R at next week’s 2017 Geneva auto show but photos have already leaked. These two photos posted to Autocar reveal the new Civic Type R in great detail and confirm the car will closely match the “prototype” version Honda has been trotting...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R Black Edition
    Honda sends out current Civic Type R with Black Edition

    The Honda Civic Type R finally reaches the United States this year, but the car we’re getting is a different beast to the Civic Type R launched elsewhere less than two years ago. That Civic Type R was based on the previous-generation Civic Hatchback sold outside the U.S., and Honda has...

  • Honda Civic Type R Prototype, 2016 Paris auto show

    Update: In response to a report that the upcoming Civic Type R will be available with a CVT, Honda has confirmed that the car will be offered exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission. The confirmation ends speculation that either a CVT or dual-clutch transmission, which has also been rumored, will be on the car's options list. Honda will finally unleash its Civic Type R in the United States later this year. The car is due midway through the year and according to a new report will come with an available CVT instead of a dual-clutch transmission. The standard transmission will be a...

  • Honda Civic Type R Prototype, 2016 Paris auto show
    Honda Civic Type R Prototype to appear at 2016 SEMA show

    Following its debut at September’s 2016 Paris auto show, Honda’s Civic Type R Prototype is now en route to Las Vegas for an appearance at the 2016 SEMA show. The car represents our best look yet at the production Civic Type R due in showrooms in 2017. It builds on the low and wide...

  • 2018 Honda Civic Type R spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Honda Civic Type R spy shots and video

    It’s been exactly one year since we last saw prototypes for Honda’s new Civic Type R and now we have new spy shots and video of the latest testers for the upcoming hot hatch. Honda launched a Civic Type R outside the United States in early 2015 but that car was based on the...

  • Honda Civic Type R Prototype, 2016 Paris auto show
    Honda Civic Type R Prototype debuts in Paris

    In Honda speak, Prototype means almost production ready. Prototype vehicles are often shown just a few months ahead of the on-sale date and the changes between them and the production vehicles are usually minor. That should warm the hearts of Honda fans anxiously awaiting the Civic Type R as the...

  • 2015 Honda Civic Type R sets front-wheel-drive benchmark for five iconic racetracks
    Honda Civic Type R sets FWD record at 5 iconic racetracks

    Honda’s Civic Type R is one of the fastest hot hatches in the world, despite it skipping an all-wheel-drive system and sticking with a good ol’ manual transmission. The current generation, powered by a 305-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, made its debut in 2015 and although...

  • 2018 Honda Civic Type R rendering - Image via CivicX
    2018 Honda Civic Type R Rendered

    Honda’s all-new, 10th-generation Civic is now on sale, but so far all we’ve got is the pedestrian Civic Sedan. There’s still a new Civic Coupe due out in the winter, and sometime next year we’ll see the return of a Civic Hatchback on these shores. Then it will be time for...

  • 2015 Honda Civic Type R

    Despite dealing with a disastrous season after switching from Ferrari to McLaren in the Formula One World Championship, Fernando Alonso appears upbeat—at least on social media—as he can be seen posing next to the new Honda Civic Type R with a huge smile on his face in a recent photo. Alonso posted a link to the Instagram photo on his official Twitter account, along with the message, “E voilà.” The Spaniard is one of the first to take delivery of the 305-horsepower hot hatch, likely due to Honda’s ties with his employer McLaren, and it appears he’s...

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    Even Honda’s CEO Is Waiting To Buy A Civic Type R

    When Takahiro Hachigo moved back to Japan in March to be the new CEO of Honda, after the previous CEO Takanobu Ito stepped down amid slowing sales and the ongoing Takata airbag fiasco, he was without a car. Rather than pick up a car straight away, however, Hachigo decided to wait so that he could...

  • 2015 Honda Civic Type R production in Swindon, United Kingdom
    Honda Civic Type R Production Gets Underway In U.K.

    Production of Honda’s new Civic Type R hot hatch is finally underway at the Honda plant in Swindon, England. The plant is the global hub for the Civic Hatchback, meaning it will also be supplying the United States with cars once the new Civic range goes on sale here in the fall. Other Civic...

  • Potential 2016 Honda Civic Coupe Type R rendering - Image via CivicX
    Potential 2016 Honda Civic Coupe Type R Rendered

    At the 2015 New York Auto Show earlier this month, Honda rolled out a striking coupe concept that previews the design of an all-new Civic set to be introduced for the 2016 model year. At the concept’s unveiling, Honda also confirmed that the 2016 Civic will be available as a coupe, hatch and...

  • Honda Civic Concept Live Shots, 2015 New York Auto Show
    Honda Confirms Type R For U.S. At Civic Concept Debut: 2015 New York Auto Show

    The new Honda Civic is here, and it’s a concept in name only—this is effectively what you’ll see for the 2016 model year. Ten generations in, the Civic has had some great years and some bad ones. This year is shaping up to be one of the good ones—thanks in part to the sporty...

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    Honda Confirms Civic Hatchback For Global Markets

    Lately, there have been rumors Honda’s version of the Civic compact hatch sold overseas will be offered in the U.S. in the near future, raising hopes that the Civic Type R performance flagship will come with it. Things really heated up when a prototype for the new Civic Type R was spotted...

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