Honda’s newly released Civic Coupe gets the Type R treatment – virtually for now

Honda’s newly released Civic Coupe gets the Type R treatment – virtually for now image

Honda has recently launched the highly-anticipated 2016 Civic Coupe during the Los Angeles Auto Show, with the model being tipped for dealer introduction in March in the States.

And since artists are notorious for not sleeping (or so we heard), it was only a matter of time before they were called to order and decided to work on the sporty model. It comes from the standard guise with a pretty sleek and dynamic exterior design, with a front that mimics the sedan and a unique styling treatment from the A pillar to the back. But amenities such as automatic headlights and LED daytime running lights or the enhanced interior space are nothing if the company decides the only Type R to be released would be in hatchback guise. The regular Civic Coupe will be treated to a 2.0-liter four-cylinder developing 158 bhp (117 kW) and 138 lb-ft (186 Nm) of torque and a feistier turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder churning out 174 bhp (129 kW) and 162 lb-ft (219 Nm) of torque.

But these figures can actually be called mundane in today’s world of high powered vehicles, which means adorning the Type R livery would be the only medicine for some of its fans. Digital artist X-Tomi has decided to jump the gun and propose his own interpretation of the mod. We get a slightly different exterior shade, a modified grille, aggressive front and back treatment and more hulking side sills – with the package completed by the large wing atop the trunk lid. If the real thing were to appeal it would most certainly use the same powertrain as the hatchback, consisting of a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder delivering 306hp (310PS) and 295lb-ft (400Nm) of torque.

Via X-Tomi

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