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Old 08-14-2018, 09:48 AM
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We've already seen spy shots of a facelifted version of the Civic Type R for the 2019 model year but before it arrives, Honda has unveiled a facelift for the 2019 Civic sedan and coupe. Of course, these are the versions that the vast majority of the public will buy, so it only makes sense to reveal them first. The exterior changes are far from drastic, but differences include a new piano black upper fascia, restyled lower fascia, bumper, and lower grille, a full-width front splitter, chrome side accents, and updated halogen or LED headlights.

Honda has also added a new Sport trim, which sits between the base LX and mid-level EX. The Sport trim replaces chrome accents with gloss black and also adds 18-inch wheels and a center-mounted exhaust inspired by the Civic Si. Unlike the Sport trim Civic hatchback, the coupe and sedan will be powered by the base naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 158 horsepower, not the 1.5-liter turbocharged unit with 174 hp. Both the coupe and sedan are available with either a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT.

Like the recently revealed 2019 HR-V and Pilot, the 2019 Civic will come with an updated seven-inch infotainment display which, joy of joys, now has a volume knob - no more having to fuss around with Honda's silly volume slider. The 2019 Civic is also safer thanks to standard Honda Sensing technology, which includes collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. These are all welcomed additions that make the Civic an even better option in the compact car segment. Pricing was not announced but we expect it will be very soon as the 2019 Civic will soon be in dealerships.
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Yikes, I find the hatchback much better looking.

The bar in the front grille is ugly, but at least it hides better in black.

That single centered trapezoid exhaust tip looks pretty bad. It's too wide. It looks like a mod from Need for Speed Underground or something. I'd prefer the two exhaust tips of the Civic Hatchback Sport.
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I LOL every time i see the SI's exhaust.... i mean did Honda hire someone from Pepboyz?
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Honda Will Sell You a Turnkey Civic Type R TCR Race Car - The Drive

Honda announced Thursday that its Performance Development wing now sells race-ready versions of its Civic Type R hot hatchback to North American customers.

In its road-bound form, the Civic Type R is already quick enough. It possesses the lap record for street-legal, front-wheel-drive production cars at both the Nürburgring and Portugal's Estoril and not just because of its sharp handling. Its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder produces 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque that its front wheels somehow handle, allowing the car to achieve a zero-to-60 time of under six seconds.

The race car, of course, is an entirely different animal.

Like the road car, the Civic Type R TCR is a front-wheel-drive hatchback, with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that feeds a turbocharger, but their power output differs significantly. The tuned-up TCR plops down 330 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, which flows downstream through a multi-disc clutch, a paddle-shifted Xtrac six-speed transaxle, and out to 18-by-10-inch OZ Racing alloy wheels.

There's plenty of go power, but what about stopping? Honda Performance Development has that box checked too, with six-piston brake calipers clamping down on a 15-inch vented brake rotor up front, and two-piston calipers mimicking their bigger brothers in back, where they squeeze 10.2-inch solid steel rotors. Ohlins shock absorbers are at all four corners with adjustable roll bars connecting the suspension from side to side. Front suspension is of the compact McPherson strut design, and rear is multilink.

So it's fast, but is it reliable? Damn straight. Civic Type R TCRs have suffered no mechanical failures in the 12-race season that was the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge, where it won five times in the TCR class, earning Ryan Eversley a class victory.

How much the Civic Type R TCR shares with the road car is uncertain. Is it a silhouette racer with a bespoke race engine, or was it adapted from the production car? The Drive reached out to HPD for extra info on the car, and we'll update when we receive its response.

We can't help but hope a special TCR road car comes our way one day. It'd go along perfectly with the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR...Which we also don't expect to ever make production. Oh well.
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No mention of price...
IIRC, the Miata Cup car is around $50k & doesn't include a seat/harness (driver size & preference).
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Looks infinity times better than the production CTR. Would hoon. With pride.
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Smaller wheels
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More powah!
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