It’s easy for us Americans to forget that the 2017 Honda Type R traces its roots all the way back to the early 1990s. In nearly all iterations, the basic ingredients were the same: great lightweight chassis, excellent shifter straight from the car heavens, bright red heavily bolstered seats, and a hilariously peaky…
Right in the middle of all the GT-Rs, Porsches and Lamborghinis that showed up to the Heuberger Subaru Pikes Peak Air Strip Attack at Colorado Springs Airport earlier this month was a seemingly humble 1994 Acura Integra driven by one Myles Kerr. But this is no ordinary Integra.
Honda, a company best known for producing oddly-styled crossovers and front-wheel drive economy cars, may have once also sold an exciting rear-wheel-drive two-seater sports car, according to some historical documents and contemporary research.
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is full of funky styling and harsh angles, to the real annoyance of lots of folks out there. But the strange three-exhaust-pipe layout on the back of the car actually serves a purpose, and it could be more useful than you thought for touring your Type R around on longer trips.
There have been a ton of numbers flying around the 2017 Honda Civic Type R lately—its specs and power ratings compared to other sport compacts in the market, its crazy-high dealership prices doubling MSRP and the like. But if you want some real numbers, here’s the power the Type R makes on the dyno.
The legendary Civic Type R is finally in America, and while it might not be the same car we drove in Gran Turismo, it’s pretty awesome. Honda is reportedly planning even more variants including a harder one, a softer one, and maybe one that will send power to all four wheels.
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R lands in the U.S. this week and after 20 years of waiting for it, American enthusiasts can finally feel the fury of Honda’s international hot hatch. But as good as it is out of the box, this car was born into tuner culture and it’s hard to resist fantasizing about modifying it. So I will.
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R sucks and slices every air molecule in its path with the ravenous maw of aerodynamic architecture that makes up its front facia. Every hole and slot serves a purpose, even that random little one hidden next to the passenger side fog light.
For the past two or three decades, you had a choice when you bought your midsize sedan: you could go with the four-cylinder and sip gas but be relegated to appalling right-lane submission to faster cars, or you could spend a bit more and get six glorious cylinders and a more premium feeling of thrust. But the V6…
It’s here. It’s finally here. The first Honda Civic Type R to legally hit our shores is here. And it’s up for auction.
One of the strange things about this job is that we often get to drive cars 100 times nicer than our own. In my case, that figure is probably closer to 1 million. Yesterday, when I stepped out of my beat-up 1992 Jeep Cherokee and into a 2017 Acura NSX, I had to recalibrate my mind.
Every car has a purpose (besides the obvious one, which is to make money for car companies). Some are made for families with multiple children. Some are for convertible fun on a good back road. But the purpose of the Acura Integra Type R was incredibly singular: the business of giant-slaying.
The Honda Civic Si got a turbocharged engine for the 2017 model year, which a lot of us expected to have a horsepower number slightly closer to that of the ridiculous Type R. But it disappointingly had the same HP as the car it replaced, and Honda engineers said there’s a reason why the number is what it is.
It may be hard to actually get your hands on the fury of a Honda Civic Type R in America, but if you do, it could come at a decent price: Our friends at the CivicX forums passed along a photo of what looks to be a Type R window sticker, which says the car will be conveniently priced at $33,900 in the U.S.
Fernando Alonso’s engine abruptly failed on lap 179 of 200 during today’s Indianapolis 500, taking him out of the race. Alonso, who opted to race in the Indy 500 instead of the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix because his Honda-powered F1 car was so unreliable, had the third Honda engine failure of the day.
This is not Honda’s year to build a reliable engine in open-wheel, single-seater race cars. Ryan Hunter Reay, one of Fernando Alonso’s Andretti teammates, just had his engine fail with a huge THUNK. Hunter-Reay has the first Honda engine to go kaput during today’s Indianapolis 500 race.
Honda, the power unit supplier to blame for the McLaren Formula One team’s miserable lack of reliability lately, admitted that their MGU-H design—a key component of their engine’s hybrid system—can only last two races, reports Motorsport.com. MGU-H stands for “motor generator unit-heat,” as it recaptures heat energy…
Fernando Alonso’s deal with the vengeful gods of speed and grace may be up. Fans noticed smoke pouring out of his car this afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway right before a new Honda engine was wheeled out for his Verizon IndyCar Series ride for the Indianapolis 500.