It’s true some people believe that there is no replacement for displacement, but that’s honestly a mindset that is becoming more and more obsolete with how good and easily tune-able turbocharged cars are. The latest is the 2018 Honda Accord with the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine.
This quick video from Carwow over in the UK put together the four most recent Civic Type R generations, plus a special edition Mugen FN2 for good measure, to compare them all in one big head-to-head comparison. While we didn’t get any of these Type Rs except the most recent FK8 generation, it’s still quite an…
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…
The 2018 Honda Accord ditches the V6 in favor of a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder as its most powerful engine option. It’s been heralded at many outlets—including admittedly this one—as being an Accord with the Civic Type R’s engine. While it is based on that motor, the newly released parts catalog reveals many…
Miguel Carrera is a Santander, Spain-based 23 year-old automotive technician who’s in the process of stuffing a 306 horsepower Civic Type R engine into a 2,100 pound fifth-generation Honda Civic. It’s all part of an epic project aimed at achieving a power-to-weight figure on par with that of a Dodge Challenger…
I know more than a few folks who had just one question about the new 2017 Honda Civic Type R: “When can I get that engine?” For those of you with dreams of swapping this powerful turbo motor into something else, there’s finally good news. Sort of.
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.
The Honda Civic Type R is one serious performance hatch, but with an MSRP of over $36,000 and limited supply driving prices even higher, the car isn’t as attainable as many of us would like. According to some National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents, a cheaper version may be on the horizon.
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?
No, it’s not safe to drive on the roads—not in this condition. And it would take a lot to get it there. But what if you lived in a world without such strict rules? If so, that 2017 Honda Civic Type R, destroyed this summer by a jackass driver who wasn’t paying attention, could be your next salvage race car.
The new Honda Civic Type R is a masterpiece of track-ready hot-hatch insanity, but when it comes to simple burnouts, it’s not the best. Even with 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner and ex-Formula One driver Alexander Rossi behind the wheel, the new Civic Type R just didn’t want to smoke the meats.
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.
Earlier this week, we heard about an unfortunate accident where somebody crashed into a guy’s brand new 2017 Honda Civic Type R while he was on his way home from the dealership. Fortunately, the replacement parts appear to be available already so the car should be repairable. This gave us an idea—what would it cost to…
One-hundred and fifty-one miles. That was all Greg Ellingson got with his brand new 2017 Honda Civic Type R. He flew from Philadelphia to Boston to pick up the car, and not much later on Sunday, he was sulking through a five-hour ride home in a tow truck.
Have you see the new Honda Civic Type R? The amount of fake, solid, cross-hatched plastic doubling for air intakes (and outtakes?) on that thing is horrendous and ungainly. There’s a better way to do it.
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.