Like Winter in Game of Thrones, the new 2017 Honda Civic Type R is coming. Unlike the venerable TV show, however, you may want a few spoilers about this speedy little Honda.
This vehicle went through intensive performance studies and testing during its design phase, and the results are simply out of this world. A general overview of its features and functions will help you get to know this world-beater, but each Civic Type R is uniquely created, so getting your hands on one is the only way to enjoy its grace and power. And our Honda dealership near Fort Myers is excited to welcome it to our showroom floor! For those of you around Naples, FL, stop by Germain Honda of Naples to check out the 2017 Type R when it arrives. In the meantime, here are a few spoilers to tide you over.
To put it as simply as possible, the 2017 Civic Type R is designed to be fast. It looks fast, it sounds fast, it is fast! The sleek, aerodynamic lines of the body let any driver know that this car is serious about dominating the road. The impression it gives at first glance—this first impression lasts far longer than an instant—is one of confidence, speed, and agility. To continue that bold character, the Civic Type R can be customized in any one of the following five colors:
- Championship White
- Blue Metallic
- Rallye Red
- Polished Metal Metallic
- Crystal Black Pearl
The interior is just as impressive. Racing-styled bucket seats support your body and provide maximum lumbar support and booty comfort during quick turns. A sturdy rubber-grip steering wheel helps you maintain control in any type of “Speed Racer” situation. Special rubber traction on the gas, brake, and clutch pedals keeps your foot from slipping as you accelerate or come to a stop. Plus, there’s a classy aluminum-covered gear stick that makes for smooth, comfortable shifting on the road.
In addition to the standard features, there are many optional accessories that are available to add a personal touch to your Civic Type R, including the following:
- Lower Door Garnishes
- Body Side Molding
- Door Visors
- Illuminated Door Sills
- Cargo Tray
- Illuminated Console
Best yet, when you shop at Germain Honda of Naples, you get award-winning service that includes the proper installation of these Honda accessories and parts!
Wow, where do we even start? The 2017 Civic Type R is powered by an in-line 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed manual transmission, and few vehicles are able to utilize the power of an I4 to the degree that the Type R does! Passionate Honda engineers, having invested thousands of hours designing the car, were rewarded handsomely at the daunting Nurburgring Nordschleife racetrack in Germany when the Type R set a new record in the front-wheel-drive classification (see video below).
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R completed the 12.9-mile lap at 7:43:80, which is more than 5 seconds faster than the previous record holder. One of the major factors that contributed to the speed with which the lap was completed was the car’s natural ability to maintain control around sharp turns as well as across rough road surfaces. This is due to the innovative tire placement and gear ratios, which create exceptional maneuverability while steering, accelerating, and braking.
As usual with Honda vehicles, fuel economy is a strength. The new Civic Type R returns 28 mpg on the highway and 22 in the city, an intriguing side benefit for a car meant to earn its stripes through speed and power.
Are You Ready for the 2017 Civic Type R?
Our Naples car dealers are. When the newest ’17 Civic Type R arrives at our Honda dealership, we’ll be screaming from the hilltops for all to hear. Will you be there to test drive it?
Stay tuned for release info on the 2017 Honda Civic Type R, or contact our team of associates at (239) 307-5064 for updates. We’ll be glad to help you get the best deal on a Civic Type R or any of our other new Honda models or used cars for sale. Come let us help you find the vehicle of your dreams—it’s what our Naples car dealership does best! To take a test drive, visit our showroom floor at 3707 Davis Blvd in Naples, FL, which is just a short drive from Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Estero.
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