2017 Honda Civic Type R Hatchback Prototype was revealed in the famous Civic CivicX.com forum. The pictures have been created by the digital artist Damian, who has been inspired after seeing the recently released spy shots of the car. What Damian has done is to peel off the camouflage wrapping of the next Type R. The result is spectacular and we couldn't help but publish it straight away.
As CivicX says, the spy photos were ‘deciphered' and they depict Type R's lines and styling elements as they are going to be in production form. In fact, the result is said to be extremely close to what the production car is going to look like.
Very intriguing seems to be the new front fenders, which let us think that they could be used to draw hot air from the engine. Or should they provide extra cooling for the rubbers? Spy shots of the car also suggest that it has 3-outlet exhaust. So, are we going to expect more loudly sound coming from it? Well, we should have to wait until the production release and then to press the +R button to get the real impression.
And how about the output? Of course, everything has been kept in secret but we definitely expect to see more horsepower in comparison to Type R's current one. Speaking of which, it comes out from a 4-cyllinder 2.0 litre VTEC TURBO engine, producing 310 hp (228 kW) at 6,500 rpm and torque of 400 Nm (303 lb-ft) at 2,500 rpm. The 0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration sprint is covered in just 5.7 seconds and the top speed is of 270 km/h (167 mph).
2017 Honda Civic Type R hatchback is going to be based on the tenth generation Honda's global platform. Its production is going to start at company's UK plant in 2017.