The much-hyped, rally-inspired Civic Type R Prototype created lots of buzz-worthy excitement at its official North American unveiling during the recent SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas.
The U.S. debut of the head-turning new Type R Prototype at SEMA comes on the heels of its impressive global introduction at the 2016 Paris Auto Show. Attendees and members of the international automotive press swarmed the radically designed Type R at SEMA to get a closer look at dramatic its over-the-top styling.
Radical Street-Ready Styling
Offering a glimpse at the aggressive design of the much-anticipated 10th-generation Civic Type R, the Type R Prototype shares similar low and wide proportions with the new Civic Hatchback. Clad in a unique highly reflective, fine-grained brushed aluminum effect black vinyl wrap finish customized for the Type R and wearing a visually striking rear wing flanked by “C-style” LED taillights, the Civic Type R’s muscular body styling is designed to optimize aerodynamics for improved handling and fuel efficiency.
Up front, the Type R sports front diamond-mesh air intakes, a string of LED headlights enclosed in smoked lenses, a functional hood scoop, and a signature red Honda “H” logo along with distinctive “Type R” badging. The front bumper gets a red-accented carbon fiber chin spoiler complemented by carbon fiber side skirts.
It wears massive bespoke piano black and red-accented 20-inch sport alloy wheels riding on 245-width high-performance tires. The rear also features a circular red-tipped exhaust flanked by two larger chrome-tipped exhausts similar to the Ferrari 458 Italia and the F40 positioned dead center below the red-accented rear bumper.
The Euro-spec Honda Type R has been tearing up the tracks across the pond for quite some time. In fact, according to Car and Driver, it owns some of the top times for a front-wheel drive car at five of Europe’s top circuits, including the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Silverstone GP, Spa-Francorchamps, Monza, Estoril, and Hungaroring.
Potent New Engine
Car and Driver also reports that the U.S. version of the Type R will quite possibly get a variation of the automaker’s Made in the U.S.A. 2.0-liter i-VTEC Turbo engine, Honda’s most extreme and high-performing Type R engine ever built. Exported to power Honda’s existing European Type-R Civic, the engine develops 306 horsepower, sending power to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. Rumor has it that total power output could be bumped up to the 340-horsepower range, although Honda is mum on the actual mechanicals.
Not to be outdone, the interior of the Civic Type R Prototype is clothed in red accents with carbon-fiber-like dashboard trim, metal pedals, a large infotainment/navigation screen, and red-accented, leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel.
Car enthusiasts have been eagerly clamoring for the Type R to be available in the U.S. While Honda has yet to release specific details regarding when you’ll be able to buy the incredible Type R as of this writing, automotive pundits speculate that the Civic Type R will be released sometime next year as either a 2017 or 2018 model.
Hot New 2017 Civic Hatchback Available Now
We invite you to check back with Honda of Ocala regularly for updates on the arrival of the much-anticipated, street-ready Civic Type R. Or if you simply can’t wait to get your hands on this awesome new sports car, may we suggest that you consider some of the many new 2017 Hondas for sale near Ocala we have in-stock and available today at your hometown Ocala, FL Honda new car dealership.
For example, if you’re looking to amp up the fun behind the wheel of a car you can own and drive today, then you owe it to yourself to check out the all-new 2017 Civic Hatchback LX for sale in Marion County, Fl. Honda brought the hatch back with a flourish, and it shows as the new Civic Hatchback sports a distinctively aggressive angular style that’s sure to get admiring glances wherever you take it.
The Civic Hatchback shares some of the same design cues found on the Civic Type R, including a string of brilliant available LED headlights, a bold, blacked-out front grille, sleek coupe-like roofline, and signature “C-shaped” taillights and integrated rear spoiler. And much like the Type R, the Civic Hatchback features Center Outlet Dual Exhausts and distinctive sport alloy wheels.
Under the hood, the 2017 Civic Hatchback pulsates with its own 180-horsepower, turbocharged engine mated to either a snappy six-speed manual or a slick-shifting automatic with sporty paddle shifters; a standard feature on the Civic Hatchback Sport with CVT. A retuned sports suspension promises crisp and nimble handling.
Get The Right “Type” Of Hot Deal At Honda Of Ocala
Not only do we look forward to introducing you to the exciting new Civic Type R when it arrives, but we also want to introduce you to the many outstanding new 2017 Hondas for sale near Leesburg, FL like the new Civic Hatchback that you can buy today. We’re celebrating the New Year with fantastic savings on our entire lineup of new 2017 Hondas. We’ll help you start 2017 out right by putting you behind the wheel of a new Honda for less than you can imagine, thanks to our exceptional Honda dealer discounts and special Honda factory incentives.
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Honda of Ocala is conveniently located at 1800 SW College Road, Ocala, FL 34471. Call us today at 352-325-4660.