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The new Honda Civic Type R Prototype has been revealed at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, offering an insight into the styling of the next-generation Civic Type R which will be officially unveiled in 2017.

Based on the low and wide proportions of the new Civic hatchback, the Type R Prototype is enhanced by muscular body styling and modifications to aid aerodynamic performance. The exterior is clothed in a highly reflective, finely-grained brushed aluminium-effect finish unique to the show car.

At the front, the aggressive bumper is accentuated with a winged carbon fibre splitter and sporty red accent line. Additional slatted ducts add width to the bumper, and diamond-mesh inserts fill the sculpted air intakes.

Honda's famous red 'H' badge - which adorns all Type R models - sits above a new air vent at the nose of the car. There is also a new intake on the bonnet, with an air scoop sited centrally in a trapezoidal recess. Smoked lenses for the LED headlights, indicators and side repeaters reflect the Type R Prototype's more aggressive character.

Carbon fibre side skirts run the length of the wheelbase, between 20-inch piano black alloy wheels with red accents and 245-section high-performance tyres. Enlarged arches accommodate the new wheels.

A substantial carbon fibre diffuser runs below the wider rear bumper, which frames three fully-functional tailpipes with a pair of directional strakes at each side. The central tailpipe is of a smaller diameter and is highlighted in bright metallic red. Unique peaks at the roof flanks point backwards towards a dramatic, visually striking rear wing.

The next-generation Honda Civic Type R was engineered within the same development programme as the other members of the Civic family, and will be officially unveiled in production form in 2017. It will be produced at Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) in Swindon - the global manufacturing hub for the five-door hatchback, with sales expected to begin in Europe during the second half of 2017.

The Type R will be exported to markets around the world, including the US - which will mark the first time that any Honda-badged Type R has been officially sold in North America.






 

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Why four-doors? Why oh why? Luckily I only design Type R spoilers for the Power Equipment group or else...
 

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I hope that hood scoop is functional.
 

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Those brakes will work great with my car. Praise Honda for being the automotive equivalent of a Lego ecosystem.
 

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Hmmm, I want to like it. Not sure about the hood scoop (looks stuck on), 3 tail pipe design, looks kinda STI-ish from the side profile...

But hey, as long as it performs...all will be forgiven. :p
 

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Wow, that's terrible. That thing is far uglier than however fast it might get itself around a track. I'd take any other vehicle it competes with just on looks alone. It's great that we finally get a CTR, but the joke's on us, since we get the ugliest generation.
 

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Should be the crazy green with black or dark blue accents, but otherwise I think it looks awesome for what it is - but I'll never buy one myself.
 

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Wow, that's terrible. That thing is far uglier than however fast it might get itself around a track. I'd take any other vehicle it competes with just on looks alone. It's great that we finally get a CTR, but the joke's on us, since we get the ugliest generation.
Yeah...I am pretty ****ing disappointed, and all this time I thought an STi looked like a bit much.
 
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