2017 Honda Civic Type R Prototype Rutland VT
The third model to join the tenth-generation Honda Civic lineup has finally arrived, which means it’s time to start getting riled up about the next model. But most enthusiasts and Civic fans have already been getting riled up about the next addition since it was initially announced, which is one of the reasons we’re so excited about the 2017 Honda Civic Type R Prototype in Rutland VT. We know it’s just a prototype, but the production Civic Hatchback model ended up looking pretty similar to its prototype, and if the new Type R looks even remotely similar to its recently-debuted prototype, we’ll be happy.
|Turbocharged Engine||Winged carbon fiber splitter||Slatted ducts|
|Manual Transmission||Smoked LED headlight lenses||Diamond-mesh inserts|
|Three Functional Tailpipes||Red accent line||Trapezoidal recess with air scoop|
|245-section high-performance Tires||Bespoke “Brushed Aluminum” Wrap||20” piano black alloy wheels, with red accents|
Specs & Features of the 2017 Type R Prototype
Very little is known for sure about the vehicle at this point. In terms of performance and specifications, nothing is confirmed. We believe it’ll probably offer a turbocharged engine and manual transmission, but we don’t know if they’ll be the same as the Civic Hatchback or not. The prototype shows us that the Type R could have three functional tailpipes for souped up exhaust system, and 245-section high-performance tires, but again nothing is for certain.
While we don’t know anything for certain at this point, we can comment on the design cues present in the prototype. An extremely unique brushed aluminum finish wraps the entire exterior, with red emblems on the grille and wheels and a red accent line. This certainly sets it apart from other Honda Civic models. A massive rear spoiler works in a similar manner, making sure no one will confuse the Type R with a regular Civic Hatchback.
More unique design cues decorate the exterior of the model, all giving it an incredible aesthetic. We’re excited for the North American debut of the prototype, but even more so for confirmed information about the production model. We’ll keep you posted on both!