2017 Honda Civic Type R takes aggressive looks to new heights – Roadshow

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2017 Honda Civic Type R

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This is the first Civic Type R ever available in North America, despite Honda selling them in Japan for 20 years.

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With 306 horsepower, it’s also the most powerful Honda ever sold in the US.

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All that power is ducted through the front wheels, which sounds like a problem, but…

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…a trick front differential and some other smarts mean it’s actually quite nice to drive. 

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You almost start to feel bad for the manufacturers. There’s hardly any sidewall left for logos!

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And of course there’s that massive wing out back to provide downforce. 

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Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

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Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

Photo by: Nick Miotke/Roadshow

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