Ever since the 10th-generation Honda Civic showed up, enthusiasts are expecting a good performance variant. Honda presented to the world the first of two Civics headed to North America of such muscle. They were presented today in LA. Relish your eyes on the all-new 2017 Civic Si.
Honda was fast to indicate that, like the Civic Type-R that wasn’t presented recently, this Civic Si is only a prototype—the paint color, for example, likely won’t be available on the production vehicle.
But the styling and mechanical pats that you can seen on this prototype are precisely what you’ll see on the production Civic Si. Powered by an boosted version of the base Civic’s 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, the Civic Si you can see as coupe or sedan—though not, obviously, as a hatchback. A limited-slip differential, cross-drilled brake rotors, and high-performance tires will make this “the fastest Si ever,” Honda pledges. Dampers and steering round that are active are out the performance booststhat Honda was ready to discover.
The only transmission that is available is a six-speed stick
The only transmission that is available is a six-speed stick. The prototype that you can see here sports the full Honda Factory Performance aero kit. It has lower splitters in front and rear bumpers, a trunklid spoiler, a trick center-exit exhaust 19-inch forged aluminum alloy wheels wearing Y-rated 235/35 tires.
Obviously, this won’t be the fastest Civic of our shores that is coming. The Civic Type-R, that is for a long time prohibited in the North American trade, is coming here sometime in 2017. it is wraping in overage of 300 horsepower and even more go-fast goodies. This is what the Si prototypeis making seen here the middle child in the lineup. We’re not complaining, no.
Honda has to release official power and performance specs also on both the Si and the Type-R. Stay tuned to AutoMotoWorld for more info of this.