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Official: Honda Civic Type-R Will Be Manual Only

Official: Honda Civic Type-R Will Be Manual Only

After rumors that Honda may offer the hot Civic Type-R with a CVT automatic, the company has confirmed quite the contrary. In speaking with enthusiast website Temple of VTec Honda has confirmed the Civic Type-R will only be offered with a shift-it-yourself gearbox.

Of course, Honda avoided going into great detail on the new Type-R beyond the transmission. What we do know is that it will look very similar to the Type-R prototype that has been running the auto show circuit as of late. We also expect it to be powered by a hotter version of Honda’s 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four with around 320 horsepower, but final output has not been finalized just yet.

The production Civic Type-R is expected be revealed on the auto show circuit this year in time to be on the market for the 2018 model year.


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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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  1. Andrew_L
    Good news nice to see the manual still hanging in there. Worked for the Focus RS and Fiesta ST.
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