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Spied: 2017 Honda Civic Type R Sedan

Four doors, a wing, and a butt-load of camo caught testing on the Nurburgring

Megan Stewart
Oct 13, 2015

Ever since Honda announced that the Civic Type R will finally make it to the 'States, the excitement has been building for Honda's hottest hatch. But these spy shots show that the Civic Type R won't just be offered as a hatchback. Our shooters snapped what looks to be the Type R version of the recently revealed 2016 Honda Civic sedan out testing in full camouflage, complete with three-pipe exhaust system and large rear wing.

Last month we caught the hatchback variant of the next-gen Honda Civic Type R testing in the U.S. It featured design elements found on the Euro-spec model, and we could see red-painted Brembo brakes from behind the wheels. We speculated that the weird, small third tailpipe may have been just a test component, but we think it may be here to stay as it's once again on this sedan prototype.

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The front grille appears similar to that of the new 2016 Honda Civic sedan, but the front valance is all-new, sporting a splitter and large intake vents. The rear end looks like it also gets the 2016 Civic's C-shaped LED taillights and sloping roofline, but the addition of the large fixed rear wing really changes the four-door's profile.

Honda confirmed that the new Civic Type R would arrive in the U.S. for the 2017 model year, and shared that it will get at least 275 hp and feature a six-speed manual. We don't know much more than that about the latest Civic Type R, but we know quite a bit about the last-gen car it's replacing (which isn't that old). We also know quite a bit about the standard 10th-gen Honda Civic, which arrives this fall.

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