Civic Type-R coming to US announced by Honda

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Looks halfway decent but fwd i can't over that. But if I were in the market for a hot hatch this would have to be a consideration.
 
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Production 2017 Honda Civic Type R finally unveiled - 306 hp and 295 lb-ft, on-sale in the spring

The Wait Is Nearly Over: New 2017 Honda Civic Type R Makes Global Debut at Geneva Motor Show

First Type R-badged Honda available in the U.S. goes on sale late spring
Most powerful, quickest, fastest and most agile Civic ever
2.0-liter i-VTEC® DI TURBO: 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque
Major chassis and suspension upgrades for track-ready performance

GENEVA, March 6, 2017 – Honda today took the wraps off one of the most anticipated models in its history with the unveiling of the production 2017 Civic Type R at the Geneva Motor Show. The long-awaited Civic Type R, slated to go on sale in the U.S. in late spring with an MSRP in the mid-$30k range, is the first ever Type R-badged Honda to be sold on American soil. The Type R will feature a high performance 2.0-liter turbocharged powertrain, substantially upgraded body and chassis, and other track-ready, Nürburgring-tuned and tested performance components. The 2017 Civic Type R will make its U.S. debut at the New York International Auto Show on April 12, 2017.

“The fastest, most powerful Honda ever sold in America, the Type R caps off the incredible success story of our 10th generation Civic lineup,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president & general manager of the Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We’re happy to inform our U.S. enthusiasts that the long wait for the forbidden fruit of Honda Type R performance is nearly over!”

The new Civic Type R, sharing the body style of the 5-door hatchback variant of the tenth-generation global Honda Civic platform, will be powered by a U.S.-built 2.0-liter DOHC, direct-injected and turbocharged i-VTEC in-line 4-cylinder engine with peak ratings of 306 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 295 lb.-ft. of torque from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm. The engine will be mated exclusively to a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission with rev matching capability – employing automatic throttle blips for smoother shifts and power delivery. A new single-mass flywheel reduces clutch inertia by 25 percent versus the previous (European) Type R and a lower final gear ratio is employed to improve acceleration response.

The Civic Type R chassis builds on the major upgrades undertaken for the 10th- generation Civic makeover with model-exclusive spring, damper and bushing settings, a new Dual-Axis front suspension setup with aluminum lower arms and steering knuckles for improved at-the-limit cornering and reduced torque steer; a new four-wheel Adaptive Suspension System with three-chamber dampers; a retuned and adaptive dual-pinion electric power steering system with variable gear ratio; and a helical limited-slip front differential. Mounted to the suspension are 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels shod with 245/30R 20 Continental ContiSportContact 6 performance tires. Decisive stopping power comes from Brembo 4-pot aluminum calipers squeezing 350mm (13.8-inch) cross-drilled rotors at the front. The rear braking system features solid 305mm (12-inch) rotors.

The Type R’s scalpel-sharp responses are further enhanced by a body more rigid than the substantially improved Civic Hatchback on which it’s based – with a 38 percent increase in torsional rigidity and 45 percent gain in bending rigidity versus the previous Civic Type R – enhancing steering response and cornering stability while mitigating body vibration and cabin noise. The improvements are made possible by the application of structural adhesive throughout the body. Ultra-high strength steel is used for 14 percent of the body structure, and the Type R has an aluminum hood, contributing to a 16 kg (35 lb) reduction in body weight versus the previous Type R, and a 7 kg (15 lb) reduction versus the base 2017 Civic Hatchback.

The 2017 Civic Type R is designed to reward the driver in all driving conditions, on the track and on the street, and features three driving modes: Comfort, Sport (default) and +R. The driver selectable modes adjust steering and throttle response, transmission rev- matching, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and the Adaptive Damper System. Utilizing new, three-chamber dampers, individual stroke sensors and three vehicle-G sensors, the new damper system offers a wider range of variability for ride comfort and dynamic handling response.

The 2017 Civic Type R will launch this spring in a single, premium-contented Touring trim. A 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with embedded Honda Navigation system has both Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM compatibility; and should the driver ever tire of hearing the Type R growl, a 540-watt, 12-speaker audio system with SiriusXM 2.0, HD Radio and Pandora compatibility is also provided as standard.

Additional interior Type R features include heavily bolstered sports seats, leather- wrapped steering wheel and shift boot, aluminum shift knob, aluminum sport pedals, red Type R driver’s meter and serialized Type R plate on the center console.

The Civic Type R will be manufactured by Honda of the U.K. Manufacturing in Swindon, England, with its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine made by Honda of America Mfg. at its Anna, Ohio engine plant using domestic and globally sourced parts. Pricing specifics and additional details on the 2017 Civic Type R will be provided closer to launch.

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That is some necromancer-level, dark magic thread resurrection right there.
lol...forum gettin legit now. tbh, this is nothing...

over on supraforums, noobs will necro-post on threads from 2003 in the for sale ads.
"y0 is this twin turbo mkiv 6 spd supra still for sale? your asking $18k....will you take 12k?"
 

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I just merged all the CTR into one thread.

lol...forum gettin legit now. tbh, this is nothing...

over on supraforums, noobs will necro-post on threads from 2003 in the for sale ads.
"y0 is this twin turbo mkiv 6 spd supra still for sale? your asking $18k....will you take 12k?"
It's so sad to see what is happening over on Supraforums. I think the final nail in the coffin was when VerticalScope took over.
 

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I just merged all the CTR into one thread.



It's so sad to see what is happening over on Supraforums. I think the final nail in the coffin was when VerticalScope took over.
so many og's were mad. that company ruined the site and lost threads, pics and info info the process.
 

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so many og's were mad. that company ruined the site and lost threads, pics and info info the process.
Yes sir, I remember many people referring to Supraforums as a "wealth of knowledge" before VerticalScope. I hate to say it, but now it's just dead as with most things that company touches.
 

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I just merged all the CTR into one thread.



It's so sad to see what is happening over on Supraforums. I think the final in the coffin was when VerticalScope took over.
Yes sir, I remember many people referring to Supraforums as a "wealth of knowledge" before VerticalScope. I hate to say it, but now it's just dead as with most things that company touches.
I used to visit that site a lot when I own a MKIII and it was a good place to hang out. I didn't know the place went downhill, but I don't know if VS cause it or not. VS owns a lot of forums, but I think it partly has something to do with the modernity culture w/ excessive amount of fragility and brittle spirits. I see the same stuff creeping in here also.
 

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I used to visit that site a lot when I own a MKIII and it was a good place to hang out. I didn't know the place went downhill, but I don't know if VS cause it or not. VS owns a lot of forums, but I think it partly has something to do with the modernity culture w/ excessive amount of fragility and brittle spirits. I see the same stuff creeping in here also.
Many forums in general have seen a decline since the introduction of other online platforms such as Facebook group. No one is saying that the interaction on Supraforums was becoming any different. However, as @jdm-rhd pointed out, many people were not happy with the changes and left which in turn caused even less traffic. That was my reason for using the phrase 'final nail in the coffin'.
 
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