The long wait is finally over! During the Geneva Auto Show last march, Honda announced the 2018 Civic Type R is coming on U.S. shores for the first time. The production starts in the coming weeks, and the model is expected to go on sale ton July 2017. Are you excited now? Here's the latest update about 2018 Honda Civic Type R price and specs. .
First, let's check out what propels the 2018 Honda Civic Type R inside. Prepare to feel the power of turbocharge 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, which can produce 306 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 295 pound-feet of torque from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm. I know you love the previous model of Civic but this level of power makes the 2018 Type R more powerful compare to its predecessor.
To prove 2018 Honda Civic Type R's fire-breathing performance, Honda officials put the car into test in Germany's Nürburgring racetrack. With impressive time of 7:43.8, the all-new 2018 Honda Civic Type sets new record in the world-famous racing track.
In an interview with Jalopnik, Honda officials say the vastly improved lap time is the result of countless improvements in the new Honda Civic over the previous models. Specifically, Honda engineers fine tuned the car's structural rigidity, power, suspension and chassis.
Technology and Features
Honda officials want you to drive the fastest Type R ever, but it does it mean they will give you a stripped-down, bare-bones machine. Inside, you'll have a leather-upholstered steering wheel with dual-zone automatic climate control for comfortable driving experience. In addition, you'll have 7-inch touchscreen which comes with 540-watt sound system that plays in 12 speakers inside your car. Of course, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard features of the car.
Price and Release Date
The 2018 Honda Civic Type R comes in high-end parts so don't expect it will become available in cheap price. In an interview with Wheelsmag website, Honda Australia director Stephen Collins says you should expect the pricing of the new Civic machine will start around $35,000. He also adds registration for pre-orders would officially start this week. As of now, there are more than 200 orders for the 2018 Civic and that number increases each day.
"I think a big percentage of the cars will be sold before they arrive" Collins pointed out.
As we mentioned earlier, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R will hit dealership in the United States on July 2017.