Not a place to turn for subtlety or uniformity, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R instantly expresses its purpose from aggressive front bumper through specially tuned center-exit triple exhaust system.
And its devil-may-care attitude is more than skin-deep. Beneath the finely sculpted chassis is an adaptive damper system, close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission, and 306 hp, 295 lb-ft of torque 2.0L VTEC turbocharged engine—the first turbocharged engine ever to grace the fabled Type R line. Dash-mounted customizable digital meters display G-force, lap times, rev limit, boost pressure, and throttle/brake input in real time, providing the freedom to refine your track performance.
Reclining into deeply supportive lightweight front bucket seats and wrapping your hands around a leather-trimmed, flat-bottomed steering wheel, you’ll be struck by how adeptly the 2017 Honda Civic Type R marries indulgent comfort with high-spirited performance. There’s also a strong selection of features that come standard, including Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and streaming audio, 12-speaker 540-watt Premium Audio System, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen, and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System complete with voice-recognition technology and Honda HD Digital Traffic.
“Shifting the car into gear, we’re reminded just how good Honda manual transmissions feel to use, and swapping gears with the Type R’s six-speed is a joy. The clutch pedal is light and easy to modulate. The aluminum shift knob feels good in hand, and throws from one gear to another are short and precise, falling into place with a palpable, metallic clack. Automatic rev matching blips feel heroic, ensuring smooth downshifts as fast as you can move your right hand. If you’re one of those people who just has to do everything yourself, you can turn that feature off when you want to practice your heel-toe shifting.” ~ Autoblog
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