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Civic Type R bows at SEMA

The Honda Civic Type R prototype headlines the "Civicpalooza" display at SEMA this week in Las Vegas.

By Wheels.ca Wheels.ca

Nov 4, 2016 2 min. read

Article was updated 6 years ago

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Honda is showcasing a large presence at this week’s 2016 SEMA show, headlined by the North American debut of the radical new Civic Type R prototype, straight from its global introduction in Paris.

The Civic R Prototype offers a glimpse into the styling of the next-generation Civic Type R, which will top off the 10th generation Civic lineup when it launches next year.

Joining the Type R will be a posse of custom-built, accessorized and tuned Civic variants.

The radical Honda Civic Type R Prototype builds on the low and wide proportion of the new Civic Hatchback and is enhanced by muscular body styling and modifications to aid aerodynamic performance.
Also Read: Civic Hatchback opens up in Paris

The exterior is wrapped in a highly reflective, finely-grained brushed aluminum-effect finish, which is unique to the prototype car.

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

Honda's iconic red "H" badge, which adorns all Type R models, sits prominently on the front grille at the nose of the car.

Carbon fibre side skirts run the length of the side sills, between 20-inch piano black alloy wheels with red accents and 245-section high-performance tires.

A beefy carbon fiber diffuser runs below the wider rear fascia, which frames three fully-functional tailpipes flanked by a pair of directional strakes.

[caption id="attachment_99221" align="alignnone" width="1500"]Type R Prototype SEMA 2016: Honda Civic Type R Prototype[/caption]

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