2017 Honda Civic Type R, Atlanta GA
The first ever Honda Civic Type R will be arriving at Honda dealerships over the next few weeks. This 306-horsepower Civic is the most powerful Honda ever to be sold in the U.S. It has been a highly anticipated new Honda model ever since its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show and U.S. Debut at the New York Auto Show on April of this year.
The track-ready 2017 Civic Type R draws power from an American-built 2.0-liter DOHC, direct-injected and turbocharged i-VTEC in-line 4-cylinder engine. The powerful engine will be mated with a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission with rev matching capability for smoother gear shifts and better power delivery. A pre-production model recently claimed the title of world’s fastest production front-wheel-drive (FWD) car by setting a record lap time of 7 minutes 43.80 seconds.
Honda has carried over the popular hatchback body design of the Honda Civic 5-door model for the new Type R. It affords drivers a choice of three driving modes: Comfort, Sport and +R. These selectable modes adjust steering and throttle response, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), transmission rev-matching and an Adaptive Damper System. The new Damper system provides a range of variability for ride comfort and dynamic handling response.
The Honda Civic Type R has a more rigid body structure, dual-axis strut front suspension and multi-link rear, front and rear anti-roll bars, exclusive springs, bushings and damper mountings as well as a newly designed Adaptive Damper System. The Type R has the ability to continuously adjust damping force at all four corners using input from three on-board G sensors, four suspension stroke sensors and a steering angle sensor. It has been built with enhanced steering response and cornering stability with reduced body vibration and cabin noise.
Inside the cabin are heavily bolstered sports seats, Type R branded surfaces and advanced in-vehicle technology and connectivity. Type R standard features include a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio interface with Android operating system with a red sport theme, a 540-watt 12 speaker audio system and a a 7-inch Drivers Information Interface (DII) that includes a range of selectable real-time information designed to support performance driving.
This powerful and innovative new Honda will be available soon at our Atlanta area Honda Dealership. If you would like to learn more about the all-new Honda Civic Type R or receive updates on anticipated arrival dates, please Contact Us.