The new 2018 Honda Civic Type R is a dynamic and aggressive offering that will be the benchmark for some time to come. The popular car is getting its 10th generation overhaul this year and the end result is astounding. The Type R prototype first unveiled at the 2016 Paris Auto Show in September. The newcar will be officially revealed at the upcoming 2017 Geneva Auto Show. Every inch of the new Civic looks stylish and functional. This will also be the first Honda Civic Type R to be sold in North America.
2018 Honda Civic Type R Specs and Features
The all-new 2018 Honda Civic Type R will comewith a 2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine which is based on the Honda FK2 Type R’s pattern. Expect direct fuel injection and VTEC variable valve timing. Maximum power would probably be close to 340bhp, a good increase over the current Type R’s 306bhp. All the power will be supported by a six-speed manual transmission.The new Dual Axis Strut Front Suspensionwillsuppress torque steer. Numerous body enhancements have been made includingadaptive body dampers to produce more downforce. The new 2018 Honda Civic Type R will havea triple- exhaust tips center-mounted in the rear bumper which provides a more aggressive and feline. We expect bigger wheels measuring 19 inches each of which will feature a Brembo brake calliper. This factor leads us to conclude that a 13.7-inch front disc brake setup is reasonable to expect.
The interiors of the vehicle have been radically redesigned. This 10th gen Honda Civic Type R will sport extremely distinctivered and black interior with a lot of carbon fibre and aluminium inserts. We expect bucket seats that offer safety and comfort besides an excellent riding position.Rounding off such sketchy details will be a centrally located touchscreen display and a separateheating display. After all, this is a prototype with a lot of more detail to appear.
2018 Honda Civic Type R Exterior
This performance hatchback has an extremely good look which is aggressive and fantastic at the same time. It is not a very loud design overhaul. The aggressivefront bumper is finished with a carbon-fibre splitter, a unique red accent line, slatted ducts with diamond-mesh inserts in the air intakes. The bonnet will get the very important air intake vent. The carbon fibre construction continues all along the side of the car with the side skirts, resting between 20-inch piano black alloy wheels which house high-performance tyres. The triple-exhaust will have the central artery in bright red. Unique aerodynamic features in the roof enhance the speed of the car. To top off the entire feel, a dark but subtly glamorous aluminium-effect feel will wrap the body.
2018 Honda Civic Type R Price, Launch and Competition
The price of the new 2018 Honda Civic Type R is not known exactly although a range of $38.000 – $39.000 can be estimated. Nothing that should not be on the car is present and the overall effect is pretty awe-inspiring. The new car’s competitors include theFord Focus RS, the Subaru WRX STI and the Volkswagen Golf R. The new car will look to wow audiences when it launches at this year’s Geneva Auto Show,