United States Tuners Meet the Civic Type R

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SEMA 2016 has been big for Honda – serving as the confirmation of United States-ready version of the Civic Type R. It’s happening, and likely for the 2018 model year, that much we know. We also know about it’s 300+ horsepower K20C turbo engine, paired to a 6-speed manual with a limited slip differential. It looks bonkers; straight out of the wind tunnel, seemingly.

Days before the public unveiling of the CTR, Honda hosted a private event for several big names in the aftermarket industry: representatives from Bisimoto Engineering, Meguiars, Eibach Springs, Super Street Magazine, The Enthusiast Network (TEN), and AEM were in attendance to get up close and personal with the tenth generation Honda Civic.

 

Overwhelmingly, there was an excitement about the return of the Type R name to North America, and that Honda will finally begin to bring back the bold decision making, and engineering that set the brand apart in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

So, how do you feel, about the return of the Type R nameplate to U.S. shores?

-via Honda

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