NEW Honda Civic Type R: In-Depth FIRST LOOK

The new Honda Civic Type R is finally here, and we have an in-depth first look at the all-new performance hatchback. The Type R has always been the pinnacle of Honda performance, and the new model looks to continue that tradition with a more refined and understated design.



While the previous Type R was all about outrageous style, the new car is a bit more subdued. It’s still aggressive and sporty, but in a more grown-up way. The massive wing is gone, replaced by a smaller rear spoiler. The garish red accents have been toned down, and the overall look is more sophisticated.

That’s not to say that the new Type R is boring – far from it. The 2.0 liter turbocharged engine produces an impressive 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. That power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. Honda says the Type R will do 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds.

The Type R is also loaded with performance-enhancing features. The chassis has been stiffened and the suspension has been tuned for handling. There’s also a limited-slip differential, Brembo brakes, and sticky Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

Inside, the Type R is just as sporty as the outside. The seats are heavily bolstered, and the steering wheel and shift knob are covered in Alcantara. There’s also a 7-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The all-new Honda Civic Type R is a great example of how performance cars have evolved in recent years. It’s still got all the power and performance that enthusiasts crave, but it’s packaged in a more refined and sophisticated package. We can’t wait to get behind the wheel and see what this car can really do.

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