Honda’s Civic Type R is a stylish prototype that is about to make its way to the American soil.
Before the official launch, the company previewed the model at the 2016 Paris auto expo and it looks as stylish as we expected it to be.
While there is no assured date of launch for the model, Honda has confirmed that the prototype will go into production soon and will be available in the U.S. in the near future. The full fat hatchback model is all red and black, defining the terms sports car in every perspective. While the brand still refers to this model as a prototype, it looks like the company has already finalized many of the features and all of them are expected to go be in the production version without any major changes.
The U.S. edition of the car boasts of a completely revamped front fascia and it looks much better than the one found in the regular Civic. For many years now, the particular model from Honda has been associated with the average buyer and doesn’t break the boundaries. In other words, it could easily be referred to as one of the boring commuter’s car. The new Civic Type R is a significant bump to the brand which has an aggressive intake scoop mounted on the hood, similar to the ones found in race cars.
Under the hood, the Honda Type R is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. The powertrain is more than enough as it can deliver a massive 305 horsepower which is more than enough for even the most demanding customer. The power is evenly split among all four wheels and the engine is mated to a six speed manual transmission engine.
A new concept car color scheme has been used in that is duly filled with carbon fiber bits on all corners to reduce the overall weight of the model. It also contributes to the reduced weight of the Honda Civic Type R and increasing its acceleration, top speed. The car is available for the public to view at the Paris auto show. Honda has confirmed that those who live in the United States can catch a glimpse of the same when it makes it second appearance at the SEMA auto show. It is slated to take place in Las Vegas.
Check out the gorgeous images of the Type R and ardent car lovers are sure to drool over it.