What Can You Tell About The 2017 Honda Civic Type-R Engine By Looking At It?

Our friends at the CivicX Forum just posted this image of what they say is the 2.0 liter turbocharged heart of the 2017 Honda Civic Type-R we’re eagerly anticipating. Yes, even here in America. Take a look!

Here’s the same picture blown up a bit, for your close-scrutinizing pleasure:

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This image was sent to us with that note that the forum members “have credible sources who indicate the next Civic Si is slated to receive a detuned version of this engine that should produce around 230 horsepower.”

It’s also been said that this engine uses an electric wastegate actuator and integrated blow-off valve on the compressor housing.

All we really know is that Honda’s claimed this engine will make more than 276 horsepower and wail to a 7,000 RPM redline. They’ve also said it will be mated with a traditional three-pedal manual gearbox.

Is there anything else you astute readers can tell us or speculate on based on this image?

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Images via CivicX Forum


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