The 2017 Geneva Auto Show offered the unveiling of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R, North America’s first offering of the hot-hatch, available this spring. Adapting the current family design language renders turbo 2.0L inline-four godawful, despite it’s 306 horses and 295 torques.
Equipped with a more capable suspension and a 38% increase in torsional rigidity, the Type R is a considerable step-up from the Si and into STI, Focus RS territory. Expect a mid-$30k price tag when it hits dealers’ lots.Expect a preposterously over-stylized, misshapen lump, too.
When your grandchildren ask what people in your day thought the future would look like, point to the current Honda back-end.