Reviews 2017 Honda Civic Type R: First Drive Review

02:25  11 november  2017
02:25  11 november  2017 Source:   AutoNXT

Honda Civic Type R Has No Automatic Transmission Because It'd Be Too Heavy

  Honda Civic Type R Has No Automatic Transmission Because It'd Be Too Heavy <p>Who really cares, the six-speed manual transmission is perfect.</p>The additional weight that goes along with an automatic transmission would put even more weight upfront, throwing off the car's balance and causing handling issues. Unfortunately for clutch-hating folks, this wouldn't be great since the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is supposed to be a well-balanced performance car.

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Forbidden Fruit No More© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Forbidden Fruit No More Forbidden Fruit No More

Honda’s hottest Civic has been available in other markets for the past 20 years, leaving fans in America longing from afar, since the Civic Type R has never been imported to the U.S. All that changes in 2017 as the fifth addition of the Civic Type R — the fastest, most-powerful Honda to be sold in America — is finally available stateside. Honda’s extensively redesigned 10th-generation Civic is now produced on a single platform for all markets — including the U.S. version — which opened the door for the high-performance Civic Type R to finally come to America.

Watch the 2017 Honda Civic Type R Rip from 0 to 144 MPH

  Watch the 2017 Honda Civic Type R Rip from 0 to 144 MPH <p>The most powerful Civic in Honda's history is a complete monster.</p>The video below shows a 2017 Honda Civic Type R ripping through the gears until it hits 233 km/h, or 144 miles per hour. As you can tell, the dash is set up to replicate a track car, with shift lights, an emphasis on the tachometer, and a massive digital speedometer. The 7,000 rpm redline reminds owners that are driving a heavily boosted turbocharged 2.0-liter VTEC four-cylinder with enough power to launch the Type R to 60 mph in just five seconds flat, according to Car & Driver. Our resident tuner Aaron Brown classifies that as "lit.

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Tenth Generation© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Tenth Generation Tenth Generation

The new Civic’s bold styling has been somewhat polarizing, but it definitely stands out in a crowd of conventional compact cars. The Civic Type R takes things another giant step via aerodynamic and performance updates including a bold front fascia, wider fenders, a hood scoop, a large rear wing, roof-mounted vortex generators, a wider track, a three-outlet exhaust and 20-inch wheels. Based exclusively on the Civic 5-door hatchback and built in Honda’s Swindon, UK, plant, the Type R is 1.5-inches longer and 3.1-inches wider than the standard version and uses adhesives to increase torsional stiffness without increasing weight. The rear wing reduces lift and adds downforce; the hood scoop provides engine cooling and manages airflow; and the intercooler is mounted low in front behind the grille.

Can You Guess What This Part On A 2005 Honda Civic Does?

  Can You Guess What This Part On A 2005 Honda Civic Does? It's for when the VTEC kicks in, yo! ProbablyThe small storage compartment you see in the attached images and video is located in the dashboard of the car, just below the radio (take a look at the image below), and is designed to contain small things like your wallet or phone, for example. But there is something extremely interesting about it (at least for car geeks like us) – there’s a little floating weight on the side panel, connected to a miniature locking mechanism.

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Let me start this review off with a promise: I will try to avoid any “VTEC kicked in, yo” jokes. That’s in part because the 2017 Honda Civic Type R doesn’t exhibit the We got some track time in the Type R in addition to on-road drives . Also, they gave us seat time in go-karts, in which I spun out a lot.

Model Lineup© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Model Lineup Model Lineup

The Civic Type R is offered in a single specification with a high level of performance-oriented equipment and no available options except exterior color choice: Championship White, Rallye Red, Polished Metal, Crystal Black or Aegean Blue. Standard equipment includes dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch color touchscreen, Honda Satellite-linked navigation with voice recognition, a 540-watt audio system and pushbutton start. Standard safety features include Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, a multi-angle rearview camera, an expanded view driver mirror and an indirect tire-pressure-monitoring system. MSRP is $33,900 with a destination charge of $875 for a total of $34,775.

Heart of the Type R© American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Heart of the Type R Heart of the Type R

The most powerful engine ever offered in a production Honda for the U.S. market, the Civic Type R’s i-VTEC 2.0-liter turbocharged engine produces 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque between 2500 and 4500 rpm. Built exclusively by Honda of America at the Anna, Ohio, engine plant (the same plant that creates the twin-turbo V6 engine for the mid-engine Acura NSX), the Type R’s engine features a high-flow mono-scroll turbo system with an electric wastegate to control boost pressure. The lightweight aluminum-alloy cylinder head features exhaust ports cast directly in the head to eliminate the need for a separate exhaust manifold; the exhaust ports are liquid cooled.

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Front-Wheel Drive© American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Front-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive

The new Civic Type R continues with a front-wheel-drive platform, and in April 2017 it set a new lap record for a front-wheel-drive production car at the famous Nurburgring track in Germany: 7 minutes 43.80 seconds. Power gets delivered to the front wheels through a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with automatic rev matching and a mechanical helical-type limited-slip differential. Civic Type R competitors such as the Ford Focus RS, Subaru WRX STI and Volkswagen Golf R all use all-wheel drive, but Type R sticks with two-wheel drive to avoid the additional weight increase of all-wheel drive.

Suspension, Steering, Brakes© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Suspension, Steering, Brakes Suspension, Steering, Brakes

Sending all that power to the front wheels presents a big torque challenge, and Honda engineers developed a new dual-axis strut front suspension specifically for the Civic Type R, with the steering axis offset to reduce torque steer. The dual-pinion variable-ratio electric-assist rack-and-pinion steering is tuned for Civic Type R with a focus on responsiveness and performance. The multi-link rear suspension rides on a rigid subframe and the Adaptive Damper System includes electronically-adjustable dampers at all four corners with input from G sensors, suspension stroke sensors and steering angle to vary damping force.

Honda Civic Type R Power Can Be Yours for Just Over $6,500

  Honda Civic Type R Power Can Be Yours for Just Over $6,500 <p>New 2.0-liter turbo HPD crate engine debuts at SEMA</p>As it does in the 2017 Honda Civic Type R, the turbo 2.0-liter makes 306 hp at 6,500 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque from 2,500-4,500 rpm in crate engine form. Few other details about the standalone K20C1 were given, but if it's like HPD's other crate engines, it should come with the necessary wiring to complete the installation. How much does Type R power cost? The crate engine will run you $6,519.87, not including shipping. That's a lot of cash, but only a drop in the bucket compared to a Hellcat crate engine.

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Three Drive Modes© American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Three Drive Modes Three Drive Modes

The driver can select from three drive modes — Comfort, Sport and +R — to change the adaptive damper settings and allow more aggressive, less intrusive settings for stability control and traction control when in +R mode. The wheel and tire package for Civic Type R is the most aggressive ever offered on a production Honda, combining 245/30ZR20 Continental Sport Contact 6 tires with 20 x 8.5-inch wide wheels. The front brakes are 13.8-inch rotors with 4-piston Brembo calipers.

Civic Type R Interior© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience Civic Type R Interior Civic Type R Interior

Inside, the Civic Type R features a black interior with red accents, highlighted by Honda sport seats and a D-shaped sport steering wheel. The racing-style front seats are red and black with red-stitched Type R logos. The manually-adjustable seats save weight with a lightweight frame and high-density foam. Large side bolsters for both lower cushions and seatbacks hold the driver and front passenger firmly in place. The Type R also has red instrumentation, carbon-look trim, sport pedals and a solid aluminum shift knob.

On the Track© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience On the Track On the Track

Honda touts the Civic Type R as a race car for the street, and it truly is at home on the track. For a Type R preview, Honda wisely invited eager auto journos straight to the track — specifically the 2.47-mile Ridge Road Course at The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington. With 16 turns and 300 feet of elevation change, the Ridge offers a perfect opportunity to experience the Civic Type R in its ideal environment.

Honda Civic Type R Power Can Be Yours for Just Over $6,500

  Honda Civic Type R Power Can Be Yours for Just Over $6,500 <p>New 2.0-liter turbo HPD crate engine debuts at SEMA</p>As it does in the 2017 Honda Civic Type R, the turbo 2.0-liter makes 306 hp at 6,500 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque from 2,500-4,500 rpm in crate engine form. Few other details about the standalone K20C1 were given, but if it's like HPD's other crate engines, it should come with the necessary wiring to complete the installation. How much does Type R power cost? The crate engine will run you $6,519.87, not including shipping. That's a lot of cash, but only a drop in the bucket compared to a Hellcat crate engine.

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Balance, Power© American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Balance, Power Balance, Power

Not surprisingly, the Civic Type R is easy to drive quickly when following UK native and Indianapolis-based sports car racer Ryan Lewis around The Ridge’s technical road course. Using +R mode, the Civic Type R pulls strongly out of slower corners without any torque steer and without feeling any intrusion from the traction control. Through long, sweeping corners and over fast blind crests, the Type R’s chassis feels balanced and well controlled. Steering inputs are direct, with no understeer in slow or fast corners. The suspension design and steering cure the ills normally associated with front-drive cars during high-performance driving, aided by sophisticated electronics. Amazingly, the tech gets integrated so unobtrusively that drivers never feel the intervention.

On the Road© American Honda Motor Co., Inc. On the Road On the Road

On the street, the biggest surprise of this hot hatch with 300 horsepower delivered through front wheels turns out to be something that it lacks — torque steer. It has none. The 2.0-liter turbo offers abundant power for passing at highway speeds, but Type R drivers will need to be on their best behavior. There is nothing stealthy about the look, and the Type R practically begs to be pushed a bit more. Running up through a couple gears from a dead stop puts even the tamest drivers dangerously close to local speed limits, and the Type R proves extremely capable handling twists above posted limits.

Sport Mode Best© American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Sport Mode Best Sport Mode Best

Honda Civic Type R crate engine will make your mild car wild

  Honda Civic Type R crate engine will make your mild car wild It's significantly more affordable than Mopar's Hellcrate, but you do get a bit less power.Honda announced Monday that it will offer up a crate version of the K20C1 turbocharged I4 that resides in the 2017 Honda Civic Type R. This hi-po four-banger puts out 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Presumably, you'll need to mate it to a six-speed manual -- your standard Civic's CVT is probably not capable of handling its torque.

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While +R mode remains the best choice for racetracks, the default Sport mode works best for street work, since it has less aggressive settings. Comfort mode offers softer damping, but nothing near the ride of a luxury car. Sport mode turns out to be a nice balance of firm but not too harsh.

Right for You?© American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Right for You? Right for You?

The Civic Type R offers 300 horsepower, a 6-speed manual, a limited-slip differential, adaptive dampers and plenty of features that create a compelling performance car package at a very competitive price. Despite its front-driving setup, the suspension design and other technologies have tamed any pushy characteristics to deliver a balanced, stable platform that begs for apex-clipping fun on a track at speed. And even though the Type R’s exterior doesn’t resonate with everyone, it’s really a matter of personal choice. For those who want a compact performance car, it’s hard to get any more car for the money than the Civic Type R.

Rating: 9.0© American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Rating: 9.0 Rating: 9.0

Pros: Turbocharged and powerful; front-driver with no torque steer; competitive price.

Cons: Aggressive design attracts attention; limited supply: only 5000 per year for U.S. market

Bottom Line: Honda’s hottest Civic is finally available for U.S. buyers and it’s worth practically every penny.

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The 2017 Honda Civic Dilemma: Si or Sport? .
Although the Si has long been considered the iconic 2017 Honda Civic performance choice, it finds itself now as the middle child, flanked below by the nearly-as-capable Sport ($2,600 less), and a bove by the fire-breathing, 305-hp Type R ($12,600 more).After driving the Si side-by-side with the 2017 Honda Civic Sport, we have come to a conclusion: Save the $2,600, and get the Sport.The Si has a shaded edge over the Sport when it comes to specs: It gets 25 more horsepower (205 vs. 180) and 15 more lb.-ft. of torque (192 vs 177).

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