Transforming the everyday into the exceptional, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R brings together more than 70 years of Honda engineering into one pure expression of on-road enjoyment. The driving elite will understand intrinsically what it means to enliven an ultra-lightweight chassis with up to 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque from the Type R’s first-ever turbocharged engine, and they’ll appreciate the presence of a proper helical limited-slip differential.
The interior is equally expressive of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R’s potential. You’ll sink into lightweight front bucket seats that cradle you perfectly in place as you carve through corners, and you’ll wrap your hand around the aluminum shift knob of your close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission for precise and personal control. The pedals are textured aluminum for heel-toe ready grip, and the flat-bottomed leather-wrapped steering wheel responds to the lightest touch.
A wide range of comfort and convenience features including dual-zone automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation, and a 12-speaker sound system come fitted as standard. The 2017 Civic Type R might embody track-ready performance, but it never misses out on the finer creature comforts.
“Shifting the car into gear, we’re reminded just how good Honda manual transmissions feel to use, and swapping gears with the Type R’s six-speed is a joy. The clutch pedal is light and easy to modulate. The aluminum shift knob feels good in hand, and throws from one gear to another are short and precise, falling into place with a palpable, metallic clack. Automatic rev matching blips feel heroic, ensuring smooth downshifts as fast as you can move your right hand. If you’re one of those people who just has to do everything yourself, you can turn that feature off when you want to practice your heel-toe shifting.” ~ Autoblog
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