29 Sep '16, 6pm
The Honda Civic Type R Is Finally Coming to America
The new model year sees the hatchback version of the Civic making its long-awaited return to the U.S. and now another brand new Honda is hitting American soil: the Type R is coming stateside for the very first time. Unveiled in concept form, the upcoming vehicle is, naturally, a sportier take on the more traditional hatchback. An overhauled body kit of brushed aluminum and carbon fiber is joined by a scooped hood — which likely leads to a top-mounted intercooler — while an engine rumored to be capable of as much as 340 horsepower appears beneath. Other changes include wider tires and a massive rear wing while three tailpipes — including one covered in red — highlight the back of the car. Check out the concept above and stay tuned for an unveiling of the production model early next year. And if the production model — due out in the latter half of 2017 — goes the same route ...