Honda Civic Type R Technology Spotlight | Vallejo, CA
2017 Honda Civic Type R Performance
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is a hot hatch that aims to blow the competition away. It’s performance-driven styling and upgrades from the standard Honda Civic give it a unique edge on the road. Under the hood lies a monster of an engine while the body rides on plenty of performance-oriented equipment. The Honda Civic Type R truly is a work of art created for the speed demon in each of us.
The original Honda Civic Type R made its debut in 1997 but was limited to Japan. That caused some envy among American enthusiasts. Now, 20 years later, Honda is offering a performance-driven Civic hatchback designed to make wind its ally.
Marked by the red Honda insignia on the front and rear, the Honda Civic Type R is a hard model to miss. A large rear wing and vents help harness the wind and reduce drag. In fact, the entire aerodynamic package is superbly functional.
Under the hood lies a high-powered 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers an impressive 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The turbocharged blows air through a front-mounted intercooler as the engine shifts flawlessly via the six-speed manual transmission. An auto-blip downshift system covers those who have yet to master driving a manual.
The Honda Civic Type R features three driving modes. The “Comfort” setting offers a softer suspension for casual driving. “Sport” ups the ante with a stiffer suspension and is the default mode. The top-notch “+R” mode brings the suspension to its stiffest point, brings a more reactive throttle, and offers even more linear steering for exceptional precision.
At long last, the hatch of the decade has arrived and it has more to offer than any enthusiast could have ever hoped for. Come test drive the 2017 Honda Civic Type R today at Avery Greene Honda.