2017 Honda Civic Type R: First Drive Review

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Heart of the Type R
The most powerful engine ever offered in a production Honda for the U.S. market, the Civic Type R’s i-VTEC 2.0-liter turbocharged engine produces 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque between 2500 and 4500 rpm. Built exclusively by Honda of America at the Anna, Ohio, engine plant (the same plant that creates the twin-turbo V6 engine for the mid-engine Acura NSX), the Type R’s engine features a high-flow mono-scroll turbo system with an electric wastegate to control boost pressure. The lightweight aluminum-alloy cylinder head features exhaust ports cast directly in the head to eliminate the need for a separate exhaust manifold; the exhaust ports are liquid cooled.

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