This 2017 Honda Civic Type R Testing In America Makes Me Feel Really Good About Everything

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Seeing prototypes hitting the streets here only means we’re one step closer to finally getting the 2017 Honda Civic Type R stateside.

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This white prototype, sporting manufacturer plates, was spotted near the American Honda headquarters in Torrance, California, according to the video’s uploader, thedailyrey. The giant wing, big rims and the dual center exhaust are all a dead giveaway.

There is no confirmation yet on what engine the Type R will use, but it’s most likely going to be the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that’s found in the current Type R, but with 340 horsepower (we think) to the front freakin’ wheels. Manual? Of course.

It’s starting to feel like Christmas.

(Via Indian Autos Blog and h/t to Shrawan!)

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.

DISCUSSION

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I know I’m not Honda’s target demographic here, and I am glad to see them producing cars with some personality and oomph. But man this thing is ugly and over-designed. There’s just way too much going on and no “flow” to it.

It actually looks like a caricature of itself, what a 14-year-old would do if given carte blanche to create the UTLIMATE CIVIC, YO! I just wonder how many 14-year-olds will buy these.