Top Gear’s Chris Harris isn’t sure how to feel about Honda. It had its good days, back in the second generation of its front-wheel-drive Civic Type R, but lost its charm for years afterward. But the new car is so good that Harris wonders if one of its biggest competitors, the Ford Focus RS, needs to power all four…
We harbor a love for Honda’s new front-wheel drive monster with the famed Type R badge. One of the reasons Honda got the 2017 Honda Civic Type R right; engineers completely reworked the car’s front suspension in an effort to eliminate torque steer. We hate torque steer, so that’s a very good thing.
Yesterday, a YouTuber who goes by the name FlyinGato sent us a video that documents what appeared to be a pretty gnarly grind between first and second gear on his new 2017 Honda Civic Type R. FlynGato also showed what looked like gear grinding in the cars of two other YouTubers. Suffice to say, it didn’t sound good.
No matter how you feel about the new Honda Civic Type R, you have to admit its styling is a bit... complicated. There are lines going every which way, making the car busy to look at and difficult to wrap. But that doesn’t stop people from wanting wraps, and one California shop documented the entire process.
Fans are talking about the 2017 Honda Civic Type R like it’s the second coming of Jesus, or at the very least, Honda itself. This is partially because so many test pilots have heaped praise on it, but also because it’s only the second Honda to earn a “Type R” badge that’s made it to America. We went back to the first,…
You thought there was hope in the world. You thought, no matter how dim and ominous things looked, you could remember 2017 as the year the pure, six-speed manual of a Honda Civic Type R came to the U.S.—to be controlled only by a human who loves three pedals. But, alas, the Type R has gone autonomous.
Well, would you look at that—it’s a nice, shiny 2017 Honda Civic Type R with a classy gunmetal coat. It even has the hood popped up, as to show off its peppy little four-cylinder turbo engine. What could possibly be wrong with it?
Look at this sad, lonely 2017 Honda Civic Type R, in what looks to be a nice neighborhood in suburban South Carolina. But not everything here is nice. No, in fact, this neighborhood houses the tale of the poor hot hatch that came home with a new companion, only to be listed for sale a few hundred miles later.
A Texas woman says she got an unwanted surprise after putting a deposit down for a new Honda Civic Type R, as the dealership allegedly regrets that they charged her no markup on the hot new car. Now she says the dealership wants to use it as a show car for three months before she can take delivery. [Update: The…
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 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.