The 2017 Honda Civic Type R - Price Announced

 

  • 170403 CivicTypeR TimeAttack 224

    Most agile Civic ever

  • 2.0L DOHC i-VTEC TURBO: 228Kw and 400Nm of torque

  • Major chassis and suspension upgrades for track-ready performance


June 9th 2017
–The Type R will feature a high performance 2.0L DOHC i-VTEC turbocharged powertrain, substantially upgraded body and chassis, and other track-ready, Nürburgring-tuned and tested performance components.

The new Civic Type R, sharing the body style of the Civic 5-door Hatch variant of the 10th generation global Honda Civic platform, features a 2.0L DOHC i-VTEC Engine producing 228kw of Power with 400Nm of Torque mated exclusively to a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission with rev matching capability – employing automatic throttle blips for smoother shifts and power delivery. A new single-mass flywheel reduces clutch inertia by 25 percent versus the previous European Type R and a lower final gear ratio is employed to improve acceleration response.

The Civic Type R chassis builds on the major upgrades undertaken for the 10th generation Civic with model exclusive spring, damper and bushing settings, a new Dual-Axis front suspension setup with aluminum lower arms and steering knuckles for improved at the limit cornering and reduced torque steer; a new four-wheel Adaptive Suspension System with three chamber dampers; a retuned and adaptive dual-pinion electric power steering system with variable gear ratio; and a helical limited slip front differential.

Mounted to the suspension are 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels shod with 245/30R 20 performance tyres. Decisive stopping power comes from 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.

The Type R’s scalpel sharp responses are further enhanced by a body more rigid than the substantially improved Civic Hatch on which it’s based – with a 38 percent increase in torsional rigidity and 45 percent gain in bending rigidity versus the previous Civic Type R – enhancing steering response and cornering stability while mitigating body vibration and cabin noise. The improvements are made possible by the application of structural adhesive throughout the body. Ultra-high strength steel is used for 14 percent of the body structure, and the Type R has an aluminum hood, contributing to a 16 kg reduction in body weight versus the previous Type R.

The 2017 Civic Type R is designed to reward the driver in all driving conditions, on the track and on the street, and features three driving modes: Comfort, Sport (default) and +R.  The driver selectable modes adjust steering and throttle response, transmission rev-matching, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and the Adaptive Damper System. Utilising 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.

The 2017 Civic Type R will include the latest in connectivity featuring a 7-inch Advanced Display Audio touchscreen interface, with both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility.

The interior of the Type R adds to the overall driving experience with heavily bolstered, lightweight sports seats, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift boot, aluminum shift knob, aluminum sport pedals, red Type R driver’s meter and serialised Type R plate on the centre console with red sports detailing throughout.

Specifications and Features Overview

Powertrain

Engine Type

2.0L DOHC i-VTEC Turbocharged Engine with Dual Valve Timing Control

Power

228kw @ 6,500 rpm

Torque           

400Nm of Torque @ 2,500-4,500 rpm

Transmission

6-speed Manual Transmission

Chassis

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive with Limited Slip Differential (Helical Type)

Steering

Dual pinion electric power steering with variable ratio and active steering

Suspension

Dual axis front strut suspension and independent multilink rear suspension with adaptive damper system

Brakes           

Front Brembo aluminum four piston calipers with drilled 350mm (13.8-inch) rotor brakes. Rear brakes feature solid 305mm (12-inch) rotors

Wheels

20-inch Aluminum Alloy wheels

Driving Modes

Three-mode driving dynamics control with Comfort, Sport (default) & “+R” Modes which adjust dampers, steering, throttle response, transmission with rev matching, VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist) and traction control systems

Body

Increased body stiffness over current Civic Hatchback and previous generation Type R

Exterior

LED Headlights, Fog Lights, Rear Brake Lights and Indicators

Interior

  • High-bolstered Sport Seats with red/black suede-effect fabric
  • Leather wrapped Steering Wheel

•          Brushed Aluminum Shift Knob

•          Sport Racing Pedals

•          Illuminated Visors

Honda Sensing Active Safety Technology

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
    (CMBS) with Forward Collision   Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)
  • Departure Mitigation (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • LaneWatch Camera
 

Features

  • Advanced Display Audio
  • Dual Auto Climate Control
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™

The Civic Type R will be manufactured by Honda of the U.K. Manufacturing in Swindon, England, with its 2.0L Turbocharged Engine made by Honda of America at its Anna, Ohio engine plant using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Colours
The all new Civic Type R will be available in four colours including Championship White, Polished Metal, Crystal Black and Rallye Red.

Pricing
Civic Type R $59,900+ORC

On sale now
Delivery in September 2017