2018 Honda Civic Type R Spied Blasting On the Green Hell, Exhaust Sounds Surreal

2018 Honda Civic Type R on the Nurburgring 6 photos
Photo: screenshot from YouTube
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First presented in last year in September, the tenth generation of the Honda Civic is now on sale in sedan and coupe form. In Europe, on the other hand, the Japanese manufacturer still sells the ninth-generation Civic in hatchback and wagon form. All that is about to change as soon as the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
The French venue is expected to host the debut of the 2017 Honda Civic in hatchback form, which has been previewed by a concept car at the Geneva Motor Show. Be that as it may, the Civic X variation we’re looking forward to the most is the 2018 Honda Civic Type R.

Our spy photographers got up close and personal with it on the Nurburgring in the past, but now we have video evidence that the all-new Civic Type R goes like a bat out of hell. Sorry for that, I hate Meat Loaf too.

Coming courtesy of YouTube channel Nordschleife-Video, the 25-second clip below features the 2018 Honda Civic Type R beating its VTEC Turbo heart out in full attack mode. The front-wheel-drive blunderbuss is expected to get the same 2.0-liter four-banger as the current model. Is isn’t known if we’re supposed to expect more than 310 PS and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft), but don’t forget that the Civic X is a tad lighter than its predecessor.

As you can see from the stills captured from the video, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R plays its aerodynamics card well. The extremely aggressive bumper, the in-your-face lip spoiler, the hood scoop, the gills right next the front wheel arches, the over-the-top rear spoiler, and the three-exit exhaust system, just about everything about the Civic Type R oozes “Get out of my way, mortal... or else face the wrath of VTEC!”

In remains to be seen if Honda will bring the next-gen Civic Type R to the U.S., especially when you consider that the competition boasts performance-oriented all-wheel-drive systems. If it were your money on the line, what would you choose between this FWD brawler and the fan-bleeding-tastic 2016 Ford Focus RS?

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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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