They haven't announced any output numbers, but we expect they will come close to the 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque that the CR-V offers. For the record, the old Si had 205 hp and 174 lb-ft from the 2.4-liter engine.
Overall, there's no question that this Civic Si will have an entirely different driving character to that of its naturally aspirated ancestor. The list of equipment is pretty decent and includes high-performance tire options, a limited-slip differential, new dampers and a short-throw six-speed manual gearbox. Let's just hope they can offer all that at an affordable price.
Both the sedan and the coupe versions of the Civic X will have a Si version, but for now, we can only show you what the 2-door model will look like. It's got a blacked out upper grille and a potent combination of air intakes and black spoilers.
Looking at the front end, there's no question that the American models are now related to the UK-built hatchback. Around the back, we see a fixed spoiler on top f the trunk and a large Aventador-style exhaust pipe in the middle. This color called Rallye Red Pearl is also unique to the Civic Si.
Honda has kindly provided lots of photos of the interior as well. The general theme could be called "red and carbon fiber" since this prototype sports that famous weave everywhere fro the seats to the dash. Meanwhile red is seen on the dash, stitching, and carpets.
"With the new Honda Civic Si, we're injecting even more sporty goodness into our 10th-generation Civic lineup," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of Honda. "This will be, hands down, the fastest, best-handling Si we've ever offered to our customers."