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2017 Honda Civic Type-R Video Teaser

A very realistic preview for Honda performance enthusiasts not viewing Type-R live in L.A. or New York, Honda’s latest Civic Type-R tease is akin to car porn.

Truthfully, I won’t write another word about the reinvented North American specific 2017 Honda Civic Type-R before driving one. I’ve spent measurable amounts of cyber ink on Type-R over the years, and have sat behind the wheel of two, darn close to production trim concept Type-R’s. And yes, not only do we discover copious amounts of head, shoulder and legroom, the driver’s seat while aggressively bolstered, remains comfortable enough for the long run.

The balance of the interior is pure Honda Performance Type-R, right down to the red glow of the instrument cluster and digitized dash.

2017 Civic Type-R epitomizes daily-driver factory street racer

Manufactured on the current 10th generation Civic world-compact-car-platform, Type-R brings to the hot-hatch segment, a near midsize hatchback utility, with track-car underpinnings. Yes, Civic Type-R is available in front-wheel-drive only, yet looking to Type-R’s body design, suspension, and wind cooling, down-force- directive, Type-R is extremely road sticky. Read my most recent take on Civic Type-R here.

Recently a Subaru WRX driver ask how Type-R stays on the road at 150+ MPH?

I’ll have to wait for some track time before answer his question. In the meantime, here’s a sweet little teaser from Honda. Enjoy.

2017 Civic Type R.

2017 Civic Type R.

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