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Honda Civic Type R Performance in Brighton, Michigan
By Francesco Gasparetti from Senigallia, Italy (Honda Civic Type R) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
For anyone here on our side of the pond who has been coveting the high-performance, drool-inducing Honda Civic Type R, good news: it has been confirmed that Honda is finally sending it our way.
Here in the United States, and even more specifically Michigan, we will finally get a taste of this fantastic car, as it will be part of Honda's next-generation Civic lineup. However, according to Car and Driver, it will likely not make its appearance until late in 2017 as a 2018 model.
That may seem like a long time to wait for such a phenomenal car, but it will definitely be worth it. We’ve waited this long, so what’s another two years?
We don’t know the exact specifications of this upcoming car, but we do know it will be part of the 10th-generation Civic, which means it will be slightly bigger and more refined than before and will even share a platform with the Accord. The Type R will continue to only be available as a hatchback.
Under the hood, we will likely see Honda’s i-VTEC 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that will send at least 300 horsepower to the Type R’s front wheels. This will be combined with a six-speed manual transmission.
Will you be counting down the days until the Honda Civic Type R arrives in the U.S.?
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