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2017 Honda Civic Type R takes aggressive looks to new heights

Championship White may be the traditional color for the Type R, but damned if it doesn't look good in blue, too.

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Welcome to the 2017 Honda Civic Type R!

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This is the first Civic Type R ever available in North America, despite Honda selling them in Japan for 20 years.

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With 306 horsepower, it's also the most powerful Honda ever sold in the US.

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All that power is ducted through the front wheels, which sounds like a problem, but...

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...a trick front differential and some other smarts mean it's actually quite nice to drive. 

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Those giant, low-profile tires help a bunch, too. 

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You almost start to feel bad for the manufacturers. There's hardly any sidewall left for logos!

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The front splitter has vents to help cool the brakes. 

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The front-mount intercooler takes cool air through the nose. 

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And of course there's that massive wing out back to provide downforce. 

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It's one hell of a package, and at $33,900, a pretty good deal, too. 

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