Although it is presented by more than a year by the Honda company is now shown successor, the concept version that should appear on the market at the beginning of 2018 years if not earlier.
The 2018 Honda Civic Type R is a sports machine of the latest generation, packed in a stiffened body, specially tuned engine and upgraded brakes and chassis. This concept is based on the Civic hatchback tenth generation that was recently introduced to the European market and the production of which has already started in the production facilities in Swindon, in the UK, a sports version made will be officially for the first time and sold on the American market.
Under the hood lies an improved 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, VTEC engine, fuel consumption is allegedly reduced, but this is not a problem because they will have an output of 350 hp and a little more torque of 400 Nm. It comes with a much lower center of gravity compared to conventional circuits and will offer exclusively to drive through the front axle. In addition to the standard 6-speed manual transmission, optional will be offered with a specially adapted CVT transmission, while the automatic transmission with two clutch is not under consideration.
Visual modifications are obvious and Civic now make more aggressive, such as dimmed LED light clusters, a large air intake on the hood - scoop and tubular end exhaust system which is centrally positioned, front bumper air curtains, side skirts and rear spoiler, and wheels 20" from inside each of these will be a Brembo brake caliper which encourages us to expect the final version to come with 4 piston calipers.
The interior comes with recognizable sporty red interior with a lot of carbon fiber and aluminum inserts rounded with sporty bucket seats that offer safety and comfort divided equally, as well as a good driving position and large touchscreen in the center console and separate heating display.