Honda is finally bringing the Civic Type R stateside. The production version was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this morning, promising what Honda does best — blistering performance in a front-wheel-drive package. With the decades-long clamoring fanboys now answered, here’s all the parts you used slave away for at minimum wage to bolt onto your souped up DX that are now standard.
- Turbo. And a reliable one at that, helping generate 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That’s more than the original gentleman’s agreement NSX from a 2.0-liter four.
- Short throw shifter. But now, it has six speeds and rev matching.
- Aluminum shift knob
- Leather shift boot
- Light-weight flywheel
- Brembos, 4-pots in front
- Cross-drilled rotors, 13.8 inches by 350mm in front, 12 inches by 305 mm out back
- Bolstered racing seat
- Fog lights
- Headlights, white but from LEDs instead of Pep Boys HIDs
- Light-weight hood, aluminum rather than carbon fiber
- Type R gauges
- Aluminum pedal set
- Limited-slip diff, helical
- Rims, 20-inch
- Vents, fender
- Wing, gigantic
Is 1996 you drooling at the prospect yet?
Honda is so confident, it’s pricing the CTR in the mid-$30,000 range, where it will be positioned against a field of all-wheel-drive hot hatches like the Subaru WRX STI, Ford Focus RS, and VW Golf R. Honda says it will launch “this spring” and will make it’s North American debut at the New York International Auto Show. Stay tuned.
Images courtesy of Honda.