2017 Honda Civic Type R Prototype Edmonton AB
Obviously, when Honda first announced the incredible tenth-generation redesign, everyone was excited about the idea in general. But after the brand announced which models would be made available, the most anticipated vehicle on the lineup’s horizon quickly became the Honda Civic Type R. Last month, we finally got a look at the 2017 Type R Prototype, which gives us a pretty good ideas of what the production model eventually hitting Edmonton AB might look like.
The Honda Civic Type R is an extremely popular European-style hot hatch that has been turning heads for years across the pond. Due to certain restrictions and limitations, Honda was never able to bring it over to North America, though plenty of performance and sports car enthusiasts were begging and pleading for it. Now, whether for the 2017 or 2018 model year, the Civic Type R will finally be available in North America.
2017 Honda Civic Type R Prototype Specs & Features
At this point, nothing is absolutely certain when it comes to the Civic Type R, outside of the fact that it will, without a shadow of doubt, be coming to North America. The model pictured here is just a prototype, so there is no guarantee that the production model that eventually hits the streets of Edmonton will look like this model. But we are crossing out fingers, because the exterior design shown is absolutely stunning.
Featuring sporty design cues like a winged carbo fiber splitter, red accent line, slatted ducts and diamond-mesh inserts on the air intakes just on the front fascia, this Type R Prototype is breathtaking. But the front fascia is just the beginning. An air scoop on the hood, smoked lenses for the LED lights around the car, carbon fiber side skirts, 20” piano black alloy wheels with red accents, a carbon fiber diffuser, a tri-exhaust system, vortex generators on the rear edges of the roof and, of course, an appropriately over-the-top rear wing.
We don’t know anything about proposed power or fuel efficiency at this point, but as Honda gets closer to an actual production model, we’ll get more information on what it will have to offer. So be sure to stay tuned to the Wheaton Honda website!