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2017 Honda Civic Type R Sets Record at Nürburgring

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The original Honda Civic Type R made its way to Japanese roads in 1997, much to the envy of American drivers. Now, 20 years later, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R graces roadways with as much blazing energy as it can muster. A performance-driven engine, sporty design, and comfortable interior make the 2017 Honda Civic Type R one for the road.
 

Highlights of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R

  • World’s Fastest Front-Wheel-Drive Production Car1
  • America's First Honda Type R model
  • Advanced aerodynamics deliver best-in-class balance between lift and drag
  • 2.0-liter i-VTEC® Turbocharged Engine is exclusive to the Civic Type R, kicking out 306 horsepower2 and 295 lb.-ft. of torque3
  • Adaptive Damper System (ADS) controls the suspension action for handling and stability on the road or the track
  • Limited Slip Differential offers tighter cornering and better control for more confidence behind the wheel
 

More information on the Honda Civic Type R can be found here.


1 April 3, 2017 - Honda Civic Type R lapped the 12.9 mile Nordschleife of Germany's Nürburgring in a record 7 minutes 43.80 seconds. Source: https://automobiles.honda.com/future-cars/civic-type-r
2 306 hp @ 6500 rpm (SAE net). Requires unleaded premium fuel.
3 295 lb.-ft. @ 2500-4500 rpm (SAE net).

 

Performance

 

The 2017 Civic Type R comes locked and loaded with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that churns out a massive 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. That’s plenty of pep for any driver, but it gets even better. The Civic Type R features three driving modes. The default “Sport” mode offers a middle ground between performance and comfort. “Comfort” mode delivers a softer suspension that’s perfect for casual driving. “+R” mode tops the range and is meant for high-performance driving with its stiffened chassis, more responsive throttle, and tighter steering.
Did we mention that even with all that power, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R still earns up to an EPA-estimated 22 city/28hwy mpg?*

 

Design
 

Clean cuts and an aerodynamic package make the Honda Civic Type R a true wonder to behold. Vents and a large rear wing are the most noticeable features from afar, while the triple tailpipes give bystanders a foreshadowing of the hatch’s power.
 

Comfort

 

The Honda Civic Type R’s sport-inspired styling continues when it comes to comfort. The interior boasts standard racing seats, a digital dashboard, and an easy-to-use seven-inch touchscreen display. Ergonomic controls and a sporty gear shift make driving the Honda Civic Type R a true thrill.
It’s no secret that the 2017 Honda Civic Type R has been a long time coming, but now it’s finally here. The high-performance model delivers when it comes to comfort and style. See how it handles with a test drive today at Avery Greene Honda.

 

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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